If you have a good air conditioning system in your home, then you can welcome the hot summer months with open arms. Feeling cool during the hot summer months is what people look for and so they either stay in the part of the home which is the coolest, go to a shopping mall, go watch a movie, and anything that will cool up their day. This makes you feel that you need an air conditioning unit in your home. One of the challenges of home owners wanting to purchase air conditioning for their homes is the large selection and types of air conditioning units you can buy. In order to make you have an easier time to decide, I will give you description of some of the different types of unit available in the market today.
If you purchase a window type air conditioning unit, it can fit right inside your window and cool the size or one to two rooms. If you want energy and money savings, then this type of air conditioning would be ideal for you. It is easy to install and it only requires a few minutes to set up. You can use this for single or double-hung window styles and other types of windows.
Another type of air-conditioning unit which is similar to the window type is through the wall air conditioning units. In this type you pre-cut space within a wall to put the air conditioning unit in. Like window units, these are perfect for cooling down one to two rooms worth of space. Installation of this type of air conditioning unit takes more work and time compared to a window unit. You will have to cut a hole in one of your exterior walls, use a sleeve, and insert the wall unit.
If you own a business, an office or a hotel, you should get the PTAC units or package terminal air conditioning units. The coverage of these self contained units are larger than what window and wall units can cool. What is great about this air conditioning unit is that you can convert it into a heater during the colder months. With a PTAC unit you are able to control the setting for each room because of owner controls.
There is also a unit called the ductless split. This is similar to central air conditioning units and constructed using a split design. This system is easier and more affordable to install than the central system. In this type, there is one unit that acts as the air handler and sis put inside the house while the other unit is the compressor piece that stays outside the house. Depending on the size of your home, you may need more than one air handler, but there will always only be one compressor. Your best option is to put one air handle in every room. A handler can be used for more than one room for areas that are open and wide.