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Types of Air Conditioning Systems

You have more choices than you once did when it comes to the type of air conditioning system you want in your Connecticut home. We at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning want to give you a short list of the most common kinds of AC systems to guide you toward the best one for your needs. If you need Fairfield, CT air conditioning experts, look to Celco Heating and Air Conditioning.

Split AC systems: This is the most common type of home air conditioner. It consists of two units: an indoor evaporator, which houses the evaporator coil that absorbs heat from inside your home, and an outdoor unit—or condenser—that blows out hot air. The fan in the indoor unit blows cool air from the evaporator into a series of ducts that distributes it across your home. This is an effective system for a house with a furnace for heating, since the air conditioner can use the same ductwork.

Heat pump: This is similar to the split system—except that it can reverse its operation and blow warm air into your home during the cold season. Something to keep in mind is that heat pumps make effective air conditioners, but when it comes to warming your home, they do not provide as much heat as a furnace or a boiler.

Ductless mini splits: Although used in commercial buildings for many years, ductless mini splits have recently started to appear in homes. As the name implies, they don’t require ducts: instead, they use a series of indoor air handlers with blowers connected by refrigeration lines to the outside compressor and condenser unit. It is similar to a window unit AC, except the part hanging outside the window is placed much farther off. Aside from the advantages of not needing ducts, ductless mini splits allow you to control the temperature in separate rooms independently of one another. You can choose to cool only the parts of the house that are being used, which adds up to energy savings.

Although this list will give you some idea of what system is best for your home, it is always a good idea to call on HVAC experts to help you make the right choice for your specific needs. When you need that help, or if you are ready for a new air conditioning installation, Celco Heating and Air Conditioning is available in Fairfield, CT to give you premium quality service that will give you both cool and efficient air conditioning.

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