What’s the right Air Conditioner for you?
You’ve 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 Btu’s 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 conditioner.
Window Air Conditioner
This type of ac unit is typically used a single room. You’ll 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 you’re 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 unit.
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 isn’t required for this AC. Split air conditioning units are a bit more decorative than other units. It isn’t 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 for you.
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 won’t have to place an air conditioner in every room of the building.
Essentially, it’s 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 Btu’s and the energy efficient ratio otherwise known as EER’s.
British thermal unit’s 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 Btu’s 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 operate.
This is just general knowledge to lead you in the right direction to your air conditioner utopia.