Types of Air Conditioning Units

Buying an air conditioner is a big decision, as it depends on numerous factors such as the area being cooled, total heat generated inside the enclosed area, etc. There are 4 types of air conditioning systems, which we will discuss in detail.

Window Air Conditioner: For single rooms, this is the most commonly used air conditioner. In this air conditioner all the components, namely the compressor, condenser, expansion valve or coil, evaporator and cooling coil are enclosed in a single box. A slot is made in the wall of the room, or generally a window sill.

Split Air Conditioner: This unit consists of two parts – the indoor and outdoor unit. The latter is fitted outside the room and houses components like the compressor, condenser and expansion valve. The indoor unit comprises the evaporator or cooling coil and cooling fan. An advantage of split air conditioners is you don’t have to create slots in the walls of a room. Moreover, these units don’t take up as much space as a window unit, and can blend in with all kinds of décor. It can be used to cool one or two rooms.

Packaged Air Conditioner: Ideally, this type of unit is suited for large spaces at your home or office, or if you wish to cool more than two rooms. There are two possible arrangements with the package unit. In the first one, all the components, namely the compressor, condenser (which can be cooled by air or water) expansion valve and evaporator are housed in a single box. The high capacity blower directs the cooler air, which flows through the ducts laid in different rooms. The compressor and condenser are housed in one casing, in the second arrangement. Compressed gas passes through individual units, consisting of the expansion valve and cooling coil situated in several rooms.

Central Air Conditioning System: This type of air conditioning is meant for cooling commercial spaces like big buildings, offices, entire hotels, gyms, movie theaters, factories etc. but if your house is overly big, then central air conditioning is the best solution as putting individual units in each room means exorbitant costs. A central air conditioning system is comprised of a huge compressor that has the capacity to produce hundreds of tons of air conditioning, thus being able to cool big halls, malls, huge spaces, galleries, and so on.

Talk to an HVAC engineer about the kind of unit that is best suited for your home or office – it will give you a better idea.

Got a tip, or other story our readers should see?

Tell us about it
Google Review Logo

Google Review

"Nick was on time and incredibly polite. He must have done good work - I immediately noticed my vents working better! Kept my living space clean as he worked. Would use 212 HVAC again."

Zak Thompson

Zak Thompson

"My HVAC broke right before family was coming to stay with us during a heatwave. 212 was able to come out and fix the issue super quick and get our AC running again before my family arrived. They are very professional and knowledgeable and I would highly recommend them for HVAC work."

Alex gavlin

Alex gavlin

"For the second time in six months I have used 212 HVAC and both times I was impressed by their courtesy, attention to detail and overall responsiveness. I am planning on using them again and would recommend anyone in the neighborhood to do so as well."

Matteo Gallo

Matteo Gallo

"We contacted 212 HVAC for the installation of new air-conditioners in our new office. The team at 212 HVAC installed the units with minimum fuss and the installation was done perfectly. I would recommend 212 HVAC to everyone."

Ярослав Зайцев

Ярослав Зайцев

Contact us and get a free estimate

    Read What People Are Saying About Us