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Types of Air Conditioning Installation
The air conditioner unit is a very important piece of equipment for the home. Not only will a good AC unit save the homeowner money in repairs and energy costs, but an excellent unit will increase the resale value of the home. When homeowners are faced with purchasing and installing a new AC unit, there are several decisions they need to make. First, the homeowner needs to select an AC installation company. The company they select will likely be the company on which they will depend for future maintenance and repairs for the unit.
Once the homeowner has selected the AC installation company, they will need to decide which type of AC unit they want to install. Though most people are familiar with the traditional central air conditioning unit, there are other options available.
Traditional Central Air Conditioning Units
The traditional central AC installation disperses conditioned air throughout the home through a duct system. The ductwork is a system of metallic tubing that connects the outdoor compressor unit to each room in the home. Conditioned air is delivered to each room by traveling through the duct system. Most homes in the U.S. have the traditional central AC installation, complete with ductwork and an outdoor compressor unit.
For these units, the duct system should be cleaned on a regular basis. As dust, mold and other particles tend to collect in the duct system over time, cleaning is required to remove these harmful agents. Additionally, ductwork may develop leaks due to cracking or bending. When the ductwork leaks, dust, mold and harmful agents are released into the conditioned air. The contaminants are spread through the home via the ductwork.
Ductless Central AC Units
Ductless AC units are a relatively new option for residential homes. Ductless systems are highly efficient for maintaining optimal indoor air quality because no duct system is utilized to deliver conditioned air throughout the home. Ductwork tends to collect contaminants, dust and polluting particles as time goes on. Regular ductwork cleaning is important for ducted systems so that the quality of air inside the home remains pure. With ductless systems, no ductwork cleaning or repair is required because there is no duct system to clean or repair!
Ductless AC units are also known as mini-split units. Ductless systems are designed in such a way that the outdoor compressor does part of the work to cool the home. However, during AC installation, a unit is placed in each room. Each room unit contains an evaporator and a blower fan. The conditioned air is created and dispersed from the in-room units.
A ductless AC installation is cleaner than a ducted system. However, they also are more energy efficient, as well. The homeowner may control the temperature of each room. Unlike a ducted system, which requires the system to produce cooled air to many rooms at once, the homeowner may control each in-room unit independently. The ability to control the temperature in each room means that less energy is used to keep the inhabitants cool and less cool air is wasted.
Aside from the ability to control the temperature in each room, ductless systems generally are rated as more efficient in energy usage. This rating is known as SEER. Ductless systems have higher SEER ratings, which means that these systems use electricity more efficiently to meet the demands of cooling the home.
Though a ductless AC installation may require more of an initial investment, these systems will save on electricity costs over time. In addition, these newer, more efficient systems will increase the resale value of the home.
Other Types of AC Units
Other types of AC units are available. However, these units are not widely used as standard central air units in residential homes.
Portable AC Units
Most of us are familiar with portable AC units that fit into a window or an opening in the wall. Portable AC units may be used in climates where the temperatures in the summer months usually do not exceed the 80 degree mark. These units generally cool a small area and may be sufficient for cooling a single room. However, window units are not efficient for cooling an entire home.
Single Package Central Air
Single package central air conditioning systems are generally used in commercial and industrial buildings. These systems are “packaged” into a single unit that is often located on the roof of the building. In some cases, these units may be mounted on a wall.
Evaporation coolers are also known as swamp coolers. These units are acceptable in regions where the temperatures remain comparatively low during the summer months. However, these units do not disperse cool air throughout the home and are generally not homeowners’ first choice for cooling their home.
In addition, evaporation coolers cool the air by passing the air through a damp pad. The damp pad may cause problems with the indoor air quality inside the home. Damp pads tend to be breeding grounds for mold, mildew and other contaminants.
When you are ready for air conditioning installation a technician will help you select the right unit for your home and budget. Generally speaking, the more energy efficient and “high tech” the unit, the more of an initial investment you will need to make. However, with an energy efficient AC installation, you will save money in energy expenses over the long term.