We have all heard of central air conditioners, but do we really know what they exactly do or how they work? And how do you know if central cooling is right for your home?
This article from the U.S. Department of Energy explains exactly what you need to know about central air conditioners.
These air conditioners circulate cool air throughout your home using a system of supply and return ducts. Supply ducts carry cooled air from the air conditioner, circulating that cooled air throughout the home. As the air becomes warmer, it flows back to the central air conditioner through the return ducts. Then the process begins all over again.
Central air conditioners are much more efficient than individual room air conditioners. They are also less visible, out of the way, quieter and more convenient.
There are two main types of central air units – split-system and package.
Split-system: An outdoor metal cabinet houses the condenser and compressor while an indoor cabinet contains the evaporator.
Package: The evaporator, condenser and compressor are all housed in the same cabinet, usually placed on a roof or on a concrete platform next to the house.
The best air conditioners today use 30%-50% less energy to produce the same result as air conditioners made in the 1970s. So even if you have a central air conditioner already, it may be time to upgrade your unit.
If you are considering having central air installed or upgraded in your home, contact Fresh Air Concepts for more information by calling 1-800-708-4FAC or click here today!