If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner this summer, you have quite a few options to choose from. It can be quite daunting to try and sort out which air conditioner type will actually serve your needs best, among the sea of different choices that you could pick. We always recommend talking to a professional before making any long-term decisions like this. Before that happens, though, you can read on to check out the pros and cons of a couple of the more popular air conditioner types.
Central Air Conditioners
Central air conditioning systems are far and away the most popular air conditioning system type on the market. Most central AC systems are split into two units. One unit is installed inside the home, while the other is installed outside. The inside unit collects heat from the home and sends it outside, as well as circulating air through the home. The outside unit vents heat out of the home. Central air conditioners can keep a home very cool, though they are not very energy efficient. They can only apply a set amount of output, spread out across the entire home. This can cause hot and cold spots in differently insulated rooms, as well as wasting output on rooms that do not need it.
Ductless Air Conditioning
A ductless air conditioner is comprised of many different air handlers, each installed in a separate room of the house. Up to four air handlers can be connected to a single outdoor unit. Each air handler conditions one room, and is equipped with its own thermostat, which allows it to operate separately from the rest of the system. Ductless systems require more construction work than central air conditioning systems for installation, but are more versatile than their centralized counterparts.
Saddleback Plumbing offers air conditioner installation services throughout Laguna Hills, CA.