Whatís the right Air Conditioner for you?
Youíve just moved into your new home or a plush apartment but there is one thing
missing to help you through those hot summers, an air conditioner. For the
ignorant individual, buying an air conditioning unit can seem difficult with
the different weight sizes or horse power or volts and Btuís also know as
British thermal units. It can get a little hazy. Before you install a new air
conditioner into your new home make sure you have the right one suited for your
place of residence. The most notable types of air conditioning units are the
window AC, the split air AC, the packaged air conditioner and the central air
Window Air Conditioner
This type of ac unit is typically used a single room. Youíll notice these in
most bedrooms or dorm rooms.The window air conditioner is normally has all its components such as the
compressor, condenser, expansion valve/coil are encompassed in a single box.
This unit is usually fitted in the wall of the room.
If youíre looking to cover more than one room, the split air conditioning unit
might be the right choice for you.
Split Air Conditioner
The split ac unit is typically comprised of two sections, the outdoor and indoor
The outdoor part of the ac unit is obviously portioned outside the room; inside
the outdoor unit are the compressor, condenser, expansion valve and so forth.
The indoor section of the air conditioner contains the evaporator or the
cooling coil and the cooling fan.
A slot in the wall isnít required for this AC. Split air conditioning units
are a bit more decorative than other units. It isnít hard at all to find one
that will add to the splendor of any room.
If you are looking to cover a bit more than two rooms, you might be in need to
have an ac unit for your house then the packaged air conditioner is the path
Packaged Air Conditioner
The packaged air conditioner can be made two different ways. The first would be
where all the components, i.e, compressor, condenser, expansion valve and
evaporator are all included in a single box.
The condenser can be air cooled or water cooled.
The cooled air in the first alignment is pushed by a high capacity blower,
allowing it to flow through the ducts leading to various rooms of a house.
The second alignment consists of the compressor, the condenser all in one
shell. For this section, the compressed gas passes through single units, each
of which have their own expansion valve and cooling coil, located in rooms
throughout a house or a small building.
Other than these units, there is the central air conditioner. The central AC is
used for enormous buildings like hotels or offices.
Central Air Conditioner
If you own a hotel or a giant building the central air conditioner will save you
a lot of money. You wonít have to place an air conditioner in every room of the
Essentially, itís a huge compressor that has the ability to make a lot of air
conditioning. It will cool a giant mall, big halls, pretty much any huge space.
Hopefully you have a general idea on which is the right air conditioner for
you. Before you by one though, ask about Btuís and the energy efficient ratio
otherwise known as EERís.
British thermal unitís will run from 5,000 to 18,000 in most air conditioners.
Make sure you have the right amount for your place of residence. 18,000 Btuís
might be too much for a studio apartment, just a tad bit.
The higher the energy efficient ratio the more affordable the ac unit is to
This is just general knowledge to lead you in the right direction to your air