Contrary to your heating system, your air conditioning and cooling system are a good deal more complicated as is the process itself. The reason why is simply because you are not using energy to generate heat, but rather using energy to remove heat. Typical air conditioning systems employ compression cycles that extract heat from your indoor living space and transport it to the outdoors. With that said, there are a variety of air conditioning and cooling system options available on the market today.
Here at M&A HVAC Services, LLC we want to educate our clients on the various AC options and help in the decision-making process before you make a huge investment. It will certainly benefit you to know and to understand the different types of systems and the advantages they present with.
Central Air Conditioners (and heat pumps) – Central air conditioners and heat pumps are designed to cool an entire house all at the same time instead of just cooling specific rooms within the home. A central AC system consists of several components, including a compression unit that is the backbone of the entire cooling process. In addition, they are equipped with a heating coil that cools the home through ductwork by using a refrigerant for cooling. These central cooling systems are rated in accordance with their individual seasonal energy efficiency ration (SEER).
Individual Room Air Conditioners – Unlike the central air conditioning system, individual room air conditioners are designed to cool the specific rooms that they are installed in. These types of units are typically installed in windows or wall openings. Though they do, in fact, cost a great deal less than a central air conditioning system, multiple units are required in order to cool down various parts of the home. These types of room air conditioners are rated according to their EER. The EER is determined by taking the cooling output and dividing it by the overall power consumption. As a matter of interest, the higher the EER rating is, the more efficient your room air conditioner is.
Ductless Air Conditioners – Mini-split systems are quite attractive and popular these days, especially to those homeowners looking to retrofit additions to their homes or for those homes who have no existing AC ductwork. A mini-split, ductless cooling system functions much like a central air conditioning unit in that they both use outdoor condensers and compressors in conjunction with indoor air handling units. The primary difference between the two is that the mini-split system uses different air handles for various rooms or zones within the living space.
Evaporative Coolers – These types of coolers are the least common and least popular of all the systems. They are primarily common in areas that are extremely dry. They cool the living space by pulling fresh air from the outdoors through moist pads. These pads cool down the air by evaporation and then circulate the air throughout the home. These systems are quite efficient and can actually lower the temperature of the outside air by nearly 30 degrees.
If you are in the market for a new cooling system, then surely you have come to the right place. The professionals here at M&A HVAC are your AC system and installation experts and stand ready to serve you with your every need. For all your system and installation needs you can always rely upon the friendly and professional technicians here at M&A HVAC. We are committed to delivering the fastest, reliable and most affordable services, whether for air conditioning, heating, or overall indoor air quality. Summer is truly around the corner so why not take time out now and schedule your free consultation. We look forward to serving you and to providing you top-rated HVAC services and products season after season, year after year!!