Come summer and air conditioners become a must. If you ask the air conditioner service personnel, they will tell you that nowadays you have a wide variety of air conditioners to choose from. The one you choose will depend on your cooling needs, space availability, preference and budget. Here is a look at the different types of air conditioners available in the market today.
Window air conditioner
The most common type of AC for single rooms, the window ACs, has been around for a long time. With this unit, all the AC components are fitted in a box and the box itself is fitted into a cavity in the wall or window. These air conditioners are also easier to service. Such ACs are:
-The least expensive, -Efficient for single room cooling, -Easy to install.
Split air conditioners
These ACs have a separate condenser, compressor and expansion valve unit place outside and the evaporator unit, which is inside the room. This type of AC does not need a slot in the wall or window; a small hole to allow the ductwork to pass through is sufficient. This kind of AC is:
-More aesthetically appealing, -Less noisy than window ACs, -Perfect for rooms with no windows.
Central air conditioners or HVAC units
The common AC choice of today, the central air conditioners, are useful for cooling entire homes, or big buildings and offices, with a single installation. Such units contain a huge compressor with extensive ductwork to allow cool air to reach every room. Such ACs are cost-effective in big structures.
Some other types of ACs available today are-
-Cassette ACs that are installed in the ceilings. These are space savers with better cooling ability. -Cube ACs that are a sleeker version of the split ACs. -Tower ACs that have high cooling capacity and are suitable for large rooms.
Choose an appropriate air conditioner and remain cool and comfy indoors though the tempretures may soar outside this summer.