Air conditioning, or A/C, is used to alter various properties of air that include temperature and humidity as well as filtering dust. The process is meant to make the air more comfy for distribution in an indoor setting where people either live or work. Air conditioning systems come in many variations, based on their mode of installation, size and functions.
Choosing a Suitable A/C System
Choosing an air conditioning system depends on various factors pertaining to its intended use and mode of installation. When deciding on an air conditioner, the first consideration is the size of the house concerning the number of rooms that will utilize the system. In addition to size, the mode of installation will also determine the type of A/C to be installed.
Types of Air Conditioning Systems
• Window air conditioning system: The construction of this sort of system has all its components, including the coil, condenser, the compressor, the cooling coil and evaporator, enclosed together as a single unit. The unit is either mounted on the window or a prepared hole on a wall with the hot air exhaust facing outward and the fresh air return facing the inside of the room. The conditioner usually gets used in single room apartments in urban dwellings.
• Portable air conditioning systems: This type of system is a freestanding conditioner placed on the floor of a room without any structural support. The system comes equipped with exhaust accessories as well as a window kit that are easily configured to provide an exhaust system. The conditioner pulls in air from the room and conditions it internally, thus making it a suitable choice for small households, as it can be moved from room to room depending on the dweller's location. When compared to other systems, it has economically concerning power consumption.
• Split or Ductless A/C system: This system's construction has two separate units which are connected by a refrigerant tube through a wall. One part of the system is the condensing unit -- comprised of the condenser, a fan and the compressor -- and is located outside the household. Its counterpart is the evaporating unit that is situated in the household, and it includes the expansion valve, a fan and the evaporator coil. The evaporating unit is also responsible for air distribution on the inside. Despite being relatively expensive, however, the system is commonly used by apartments and hotels, due to its ability to serve a large household.