What Are the Types of Air Conditioning Available for Homes?

September 6, 2017

Summer may be at an end, but the heat doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. There are a total of six different types of air conditioners. They are all designed for different spaces and reasons. The different types are central air conditioners, ductless, portable, evaporative coolers, geothermal, and window units.

Here are definitions of some of the most common and affordable air conditioning units available for homes.

Evaporative Cooler

This type of air conditioning unit is less common and mostly found in the dry Southwest area of the United States. Also called a swamp cooler, they work by pulling fresh air from the outside and filtering it through moist pads which allow the air to be cooled by evaporation. An evaporative cooler can lower the temperature in your home by as much as 30 degrees. Since the machinations of this cooler are so simple, its cost can be as much as half of the cost of a central air conditioning system. It is important to purchase an evaporative cooler that is the correct size for your home. This is based on the cubic square footage that will be cooled by the unit.

Window Air Conditioning Units

Window air conditioning units are a more affordable type of cooling unit. They can be purchased in most department stores. They are also easy to install and can be done by simply placing them in a window and plugging them in. Window air conditioning units can range in price from below $100 to $400. If your window air conditioning unit needs to be repaired and you live in the Texas area, consider calling Normal Aire Services for professional services.

Central Air Conditioning Units

central air conditioning unit cools down an entire house. An outside compressor unit drives the process while an indoor coil filled with refrigerant cools air blown past it by the compressor unit fan. The cool air is then distributed throughout the house using an air duct system. This is an expensive cooling system with prices in the thousands of dollars.

An air conditioning system this complicated should only be installed by a professional installation company. If you live in or around Texas, Norman Aire Services is an outstanding heating and cooling installation company in the area who are more than happy to provide you with excellent cooling installation services.

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