Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A Rundown of Conventional AC Units Found in US Homes

There are lots of options to choose from when it comes to conventional AC units inside of American homes. These different options are made to fit all types of situations and budgets while each option has its pros and cons. Here we take a closer look at each of them. After reading this article if you are still unsure which unit types is best for you, we recommend contact a trusted AC service provider.

Whole House (Central) Air Conditioners

Central air makes use of ductwork by emitting air through vents in each room. These units are more modern, take up less space and make very little noise. The overall indoor air quality is also improved with these units, which are installed in most new construction.

Window Air Conditioners

A window AC unit is not permanent and can be removed at any time in a matter of seconds. These are energy efficient in the sense that they can be turned on and off while also cooling rooms relatively quickly. They are also very affordable, although they are not nearly as visually appealing as other options. Window units are commonly used in older homes.

Through-the-Wall Air Conditioners

This model is inserted into a wall inside the home. It is permanent and will be a fixture in the chosen room. This requires an electrical hook up and it fits into a sleeve that is designed to keep out any drafts. It is important to buy a unit with the appropriate BTU to ensure it cools the entire room.


Portable Air Conditioners

A portable AC unit is freestanding and is often used on a year-round basis. Some units also have a heat function, which make them even more practical for year-round use. These units are easy to move and are not permanent fixtures. However, they may not be strong enough to cool larger rooms and are often used in smaller spaces.

Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners

The design of this system allows you to set up zones throughout your home. This system is powered by an outside unit and delivers air through an inside unit, or units. Homeowners can set up the inside units wherever they choose. The benefits of this model include more energy efficiency and it also costs less than a central air unit. There is also less maintenance involved, although it may not be as practical for larger homes.

When you are in need of Charlotte, NC air conditioning service, repair or installation, be sure to contact the team at Neighborhood Home Services as we rely on years of experience to provide top-quality workmanship.