Types of Air Conditioners
At Integrity Air Conditioning, we work with all brands and all types of air conditioning systems.
Is your home too hot? The journey to cool begins with a basic understanding of air conditioning options
The right type of air conditioner for your home depends on the size of the space you are trying to cool and the climate in which you live. Here in North Texas, we usually have hot and humid summer weather.
If you need to replace your old, energy-expensive system with new, energy-efficient air conditioning equipment – our certified technicians will recommend the system that is most suitable for your home and budget. Integrity Air Conditioning provides free air conditioning estimates in Dallas, Plano, Garland Mesquite, Rowlett and surrounding areas.
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Types of air conditioning systems and how they work
It’s unpleasant and even dangerous to stay in a house that’s too hot. But today there are very effective ways to replace hot indoor air with cooler air and maintain comfortable temperatures. All you need to do is decide which type of air conditioning strategy will work best based on your budget, your home’s features and other factors. This quick review of air conditioning types will help you make the right choice.
Central Air Conditioners
Central AC systems still represent the gold standard for home air conditioning. In most cases, the ductwork system that delivers cool air throughout the house will also distribute heated air during winter months.
A central air conditioning system is not sized by BTU output. Instead, cooling capacity is given in “tons.” A “ton” of cooling capacity equals the amount of heat absorbed by one ton of ice melting over a 24-hour period (roughly equal to 12,000 BTU).
Great gains in comfort and energy savings are possible when you replace an old central AC system with a new, high-efficiency unit. For example, a 10-year old AC system may be operating at under 10 SEER, while new units operate above 20 SEER. When AC maintenance and repair are not providing the comfort or savings you want, it’s time to consider upgrading to new equipment.
Mini-Split – Ductless Air Conditioners
Ductless mini-split air conditioners are designed to cool your space without the expense of installing ductwork.
Mini-split air conditioners typically have higher SEER ratings (greater efficiency) than other air conditioning options.
The compact exterior module of a ductless AC unit delivers refrigerant to an equally compact, wall-mounted air handler that blows cool air throughout a room. No unsightly window installation is required.
Ductless units are sized by BTU. Larger units can supply refrigerant to more than one indoor air handler.
Consider ductless air conditioning if your home has no ductwork; or if you need to cool an addition or converted attic; or if you like the super-efficient heating and cooling these systems can provide.
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