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Different Types of Air Conditioners

What is the right type of air conditioning system for your home?

Choosing the right type of air conditioning may seem to be a simple process, particularly when building a new home. Nearly all new large homes will come equipped with central air conditioning. This type of air conditioning circulates cool air throughout a home by using ducts and registers. It is the most efficient type of air conditioning and it is vital for any large home, especially in the heat of a North Texas summer. While a great option for many homes, central air is not the only type. There are many others. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most common:

Window Air Conditioners

Window units are used to cool a single room of a house. It is a compact version of a central system, with the compressor and other components contained in a single unit. It blows hot air out of a room through the back of the unit and emits cold air through the front. Window units are a poor choice for large areas and also are not aesthetically pleasing for many people.

Ductless Mini-split Systems

These units also use both indoor and outdoor components. They perform many of the same functions as a window unit but are more efficient and less obtrusive. This could be a nice solution as a retrofit for older homes built without central air. Replacing a ductless system with a mini-split could be much more expensive but it will likely save on monthly energy bills.

Portable Air Conditioners

These perform exactly like window units, except they are ventilated by a hose connected to a window. The advantage these units have are their versatility. They are not meant to cool large areas.

To find out which is the right fit for your home and to schedule an installation, contact Rescue Air at 972-201-3253.