Choosing the Right AC System
With the advent of extreme San Antonio heat, comes the need for a cool environment. If you are looking for AC installation for your home, office, or anywhere else, you must first decide on an air conditioner that will satisfy your needs and meet yours as well the place’s requirements. A new air conditioning system is a very important decision for homeowners. There are many different factors to consider when making your choice and many options to choose from. Tex-Perts Cooling & Heating is experienced with the many different types of air conditioners available for your home. As your local San Antonio HVAC expert, we know the unique challenges this area’s weather presents that can affect your AC unit. We created this guide to help you through the process of choosing the right AC system.
You’re probably familiar with central air conditioners. You’ve definitely seen those boxy portable air conditioners. But can you describe what a ductless air conditioner looks like? And have you ever even heard of a swamp cooler. Let’s explore your options.
Central Air Conditioners
Central air conditioners can be broken down into two different types—split system and packaged air conditioners. Split system air conditioners are the more common of the two types of central air conditioners. Split system air conditioners have the compressor / condenser housed in a unit outdoors and the evaporator indoors. The primary benefit of split system air conditioners is that they keep the noisy part outside! Split system air conditioners connect into your existing ductwork, cooling your home evenly and quietly.
Packaged central air conditioners are less common in homes than split system air conditioners. Packaged air conditioners, as the name suggests, “package” the two components in a single unit, usually mounted on the roof or, occasionally, on a wall. If you’ve ever seen an air conditioning unit on the top of a building, you’ve seen a packaged central air conditioner.
Portable Air Conditioners
If you’ve ever lived in a small house or an apartment building, you’ve probably used a PTAC—portable terminal air conditioner. Portable air conditioners are typically noisier and less efficient than central air conditioners and cool a much smaller area than central air conditioners. That said, if you have limited space or a limited budget, you won’t do much better than a portable air conditioner.
Also called swamp coolers, evaporation coolers pull hot air through damp pads, evaporating the water in the pads. Once the air is pulled through the pad and cooled, it is circulated through the house by means of a large blower fan. It might not seem like it, but swamp coolers can bring the temperature of a house down by as much as 30 F!
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The hottest of days of the year have passed in San Antonoio, TX. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare early for next season. Now is the perfect time to schedule new AC installation with Tex-Perts Cooling & Heating. No matter what type of air conditioner you want to install in your home or business, call our team today! We can install or replace your air conditioner so your home will be comfortable all year long!