4 Types of Air Conditioning Systems

October 12, 2018

Finding the right air conditioning system can be a challenge with the number of systems, options, and maintenance requirements. While technical details such as sizing, compatibility, and maintenance are best left to professionals, you should at least be familiar with the kinds of air conditioning systems available today.

4 Types of Air Conditioning Systems

  1. Window Air Conditioners – Window air conditioners are self-contained units installed on windows, or sometimes in a wall opening. This type of air conditioning system is best for cooling a single room to a single-story home. Window air conditioners are usually controlled on its front panel or through a remote control.

  1. Portable Air Conditioners – Portable air conditioners are another example of a “unitary” design similar to its window-mounted counterpart. These units are suitable for small rooms that can’t accommodate other types of air conditioners. The heat from the condenser is discharged through a hose vent, while the condensate is evaporated within the evaporator unit.

  1. Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioners – These units are becoming more popular among homeowners who do not have existing ductwork or can’t have new ones installed in their homes. These air conditioners are simply referred to as “split” because the condenser and evaporator units are housed in separate enclosures. The condenser unit, which also houses the compressor, is located outdoors, while the evaporator is installed indoors. The refrigerant is passed through a small tubing, which only requires mere inches of opening through the wall for it to pass through.

  1. Central Air Conditioning – If your house has existing ductwork, or if your project allows installation of a new one, a central air conditioning unit is the best and most efficient system you can get. Similar to split air conditioners, a central HVAC system has an indoor evaporator and an outdoor condenser. The output is then connected to the building’s ductwork. Individual room temperatures are regulated using motorized dampers connected to a zone control system.

The Right Type of Air Conditioning for You 

To learn more about finding the right air conditioning system for your home, call Anderson Air Corps today at (505) 855-9028. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve Albuquerque and surrounding areas.