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Types of Air Conditioners

If you’re not satisfied with how your current air conditioner is cooling your home and are considering upgrading to a better unit, it’s important to know what options you have. Understanding the different types of air conditioners available to you and the benefits of each can help you determine which one will be the best at satisfying your home’s unique cooling and comfort needs.

Of course the best way to determine what air conditioner will best suit your home is to hire a professional to assess your home’s cooling needs. At GAC Cooling & Heating, our certified energy consultants can help you identify and select the most appropriate cooling system for your home. If you need AC installation in the Frederick, MD area, contact GAC today to request your free air condition installation home estimate or keep reading to learn more about the various types of air conditioners you can choose from.

Central Air Conditioning

Central air conditioning is used for cooling larger spaces—such as entire houses, offices, or entire buildings. Rather than have an individual unit for cooling each room, it’s usually more cost-effective to cool these larger spaces with one central unit, but it also requires ductwork, and most likely, professional AC installation.

Ventless or Ductless Air Conditioning

Ductless air conditioning—also known as ventless air conditioning—is exactly what its name suggests—air conditioning that doesn’t require ductwork. This makes them much easier to install than other cooling systems. Most ductless systems consist of an indoor unit that is mounted high on a wall, an outdoor unit, and a remote control.

Ductless air conditioning is small and compact—allowing you to fit it in almost any space. In addition, it can be installed in areas like basements, sun rooms, enclosed porches, and other areas of your home that don’t get significant cooling and can’t benefit from a window unit.

Split System and Mini Split Air Conditioners

Ductless air conditioners frequently come in split system versions. To put it simply, a split system air conditioner is an air conditioner that has an outdoor unit and an indoor unit—or a hot unit and a cold unit. It’s different than a window system—which only has one unit.

In general, split system air conditioners consist of a compressor, condenser coil, evaporator coil, refrigerant, and fan. These parts work together to control temperature, humidity, moisture, and air circulation. In addition, split system air conditioners can help filter your air—improving your overall indoor air quality.

Packaged Air Conditioners

As its name implies, a packaged air conditioner houses all its components in a single “package” or casing—much like a window unit. Compared to a ductless or split system air conditioner, a packaged air conditioner is meant to cool a larger area—in general, two rooms or more. If you aren’t interested in central air conditioning but need more than a window unit, a packaged air conditioner is a good compromise.

If you need AC installation in the Frederick, MD area, call GAC today. There are many different factors to consider when it is time for a new air conditioner, but worrying about your HVAC contractor should not be one of them. We have the manpower and expertise to ensure that your new air conditioner meets the needs of your home. Between our highly skilled technicians and our fully stocked warehouse, we can ensure your AC installation will occur in an accurate, timely, and professional manner.

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