3 Common Types of Air Conditioner for Your Home
Is your existing HVAC system starting to malfunction due to old age or a mechanical issue? If so, it may be time to start considering your options. And today, there are quite a handful of air conditioner systems that you can go choose from. Here are three of the most common AC systems installed in Richmond, TX, and the surrounding neighborhoods.
1. Central Air Conditioner
An HVAC staple in many large households and commercial spaces, central air conditioners are great for cooling multiple or large rooms. One of the key advantages of a central air conditioner is its split system, which uses ducts to regulate airflow around the space. A central AC can cool all rooms connected to said ducts simultaneously, creating a comfortable indoor climate throughout your entire home. One drawback of a central AC, however, is that it can consume a great deal of power, which equates to higher monthly utility bills.
2. Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioner
Ductless systems, as the name implies, forego the ductwork and instead use a small and compact indoor unit for each room that needs cooling. Being able to choose how many indoor units to install can make a ductless system a more affordable cooling solution for households that only require a portion of the house to be cooled. That said, a single mini-split unit won’t be enough to regulate the indoor temperature of a large space.
3. Window Air Conditioner
Window air conditioners are often found in apartment buildings where space is limited. Window air conditioners are a good option for cooling a small space, such as a studio or a two-bedroom unit. Unlike the two previous types of AC systems that comprise two separate main components, a window air conditioner only comes in one package. This makes it easier to install and maintain. Note that a window AC might be loud while operational.
Before you make a decision, consult with one of our experienced HVAC technicians to get a more accurate assessment of your situation. We offer a full range of heating and cooling services, including installation, repair, and maintenance. Call Air Express Air Conditioning & Heating today to learn more about your cooling options!