Air Conditioners Types and their Advantages
Nothing is more welcome than the chilly breeze from the vent of an air conditioner on a hot summer afternoon. With an air conditioner you can beat the heat and there is absolutely no need to worry about the warm weather outside. More efficient models of air conditioners are coming into the market everyday that are energy saving and user friendly.
If we look at the working of an air conditioner, it is very simple. When warm air passes through the coils of an air conditioner, the moisture from the warm air will be removed and this in turn reduces the humidity of the place and makes it cool. The moisture that is separated condenses on the cold coils and is drained out of the air conditioner.
There are various types of air conditioners such as portable, through the wall, window, packaged terminal, ductless or mini-split and central air-conditioning.
The through- the-wall and window types work in an analogous manner, but the position of the air conditioner in the room differs. The window type is installed in the room window whereas the through the wall type is fitted by making a gap in the wall.
The Frigidaire FRA052XT7 Low Profile Window Air Conditioner is suitable for cooling small rooms up to 150 square feet. It has a low voltage start up and features rotary controls and top full-width air discharge. The antimicrobial filter reduces bacteria, room odors and other airborne particles creating a comfortable environment to relax in and enjoy. This 5000-btu window air conditioner includes a quick mounting kit that is pleated to make it easy to install in small rooms. it is suitable for use in a bathroom, home office, laundry room or any other small space in your home or office.
The portable type provides more flexibility as it can be moved from place to place.
The Whirlpool 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control, ACP122GPW1 is an affordable unit designed to cool rooms up to 550 square feet. It has electronic controls with an LCD display and three operating modes (cooling, dry and fan). Choose from three cooling speeds (high, mid or low) plus auto, one dry speed (low) and three fan speeds (high, mid or low) for maximum versatility. Additional options include Rapid Cool, 6th Sense and Sleep. Rapid Cool automatically sets the fan speed to high and the temperature to 64 degrees Fahrenheit for fast cooling.
In the Ductless type, the air handler is kept inside the room and the compressor is kept outside.
Packaged terminal air conditioners enclose cooling and heating units and are set up through the wall.
Central air conditioning units are the best bet as it not only cools the air, it also dehumidify and filters the air.
Here are a few heating & air conditioning companies to check out.
- Fahnestock Heating, Venting and Air Conditioning
- Hanna Heating and Air Conditioning
- Roth Heating and Air