There is nothing better on a hot, sticky and humid day than to go home to your house and inside to some nice refreshing cool air. Air conditioning is definitely one of life’s little pleasures. Everyone does not get their air conditioning provided to them in the same way though. There are several different types of air conditioners and each of them has their proper uses and work well in certain situations. To help you learn a little bit more this article will go over the four most popular methods of supplying a home with air conditioning. Here is a homeowner’s guide to air conditioners that you might find helpful.
Window Air Conditioners
These are by far the most affordable option when it comes to purchasing air conditioning for your home. They come in all different sizes and are rated by what is known as BTU’s. The higher the amount of BTU’s a window air conditioner has the larger the space it can cool in your home. These are not nearly as efficient as other types of air conditioning units and can be unsightly from the outside of your home.
Ductless/Split Air Conditioners
These are quickly gaining in popularity across North America. They are medium to high priced but have a lot to offer to a person that owns one. For starters, the only part that goes into your home is the control unit; the rest is conveniently placed outside the home. They also do not require ductwork to be installed like some other types of air conditioning do. Ductless/Split Air Conditioners are fairly quiet when they run and are very efficient for their size.
These types of air conditioners unfortunately cannot be used by just anyone. They are just above window air conditioners in price but they are much more energy efficient. The big drawback to them is that they only work well in areas that typically have low humidity. There is nothing special to do to install them because they simply sit in the room they are cooling and work their cooling magic.
Combination HVAC Air Conditioners
These systems are the most expensive type of air conditioning units that you will find in this homeowner’s guide to air conditioners but they tend to be well worth the price you pay for them. They are among the most efficient types of air conditioning units to begin with. Since they use forced air as the means of cooling conveyance they tend to cool the rooms this cooled air goes into completely; there simply is no more comfortable type of air conditioning than those incorporated into an HVAC system. The temperature is also easy to control from one central location in your home too.
One thing is for certain with this homeowner’s guide to air conditioners and that is if its blazing hot outside any of these options will certainly due for cooling your home. Use this guide to determine which type of air conditioning unit best fits into your budget and best fits your needs.