Four Types of Air Conditioning to Consider for Your Replacement or New Home

Have you given much thought to what type of air conditioner is best for your replacement or new home? Learn more about the four types of air conditioning to help you make the right decision.

Split System

Four Types of Air Conditioning to Consider for Your Replacement or New HomeThis is the most common air conditioner. The name “split system” comes from the fact that half of the unit (the evaporator coil) is located inside and the other half (the condenser coil) is located outside. The evaporator coil blows cooled air around your home while the condenser blows hot exhaust air to the outside.

If you already have a furnace, this is the most economical choice because the air conditioner can share the furnace blower motor and ductwork.

Packaged System

With this option, all system components are grouped into a single, packaged unit, which is often located on the roof. Ducts connect the A/C to the house so hot and cold air exchange can occur.

Heat Pump

This variant on a split system is essentially an air conditioner that can work forward and backward. That means in the winter, the heat pump extracts heat from outdoor air and exhausts it into your home.

A heat pump could definitely be the right option for your Amarillo home because it works best in warm climates.

Ductless Mini-Split

This option is basically a heat pump. It has an indoor and outdoor option connected by tubing passing through the wall. However, the air handler is built right into the indoor portion, which hangs directly on the ceiling or wall.

A ductless mini-split is perfect for cooling a home without any ductwork.

To learn more about choosing an air conditioner, please contact Amarillo Air Conditioning today at 376-4253.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Amarillo, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about air conditioning systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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