Summer is around the corner, and if you’ve been thinking about making sure the summer heat stays outside, there’s great news: there are some great air conditioning options to consider. But before you make any decision on the type of system you think would best fit your property, read below to see what types of systems are currently on the market. When you are ready to schedule your air conditioning installation in Springfield, Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. is the company to call.
Split-System Central Air Conditioners
The most common system in residential properties, a split-system air conditioner is one where the cool air in the property is delivered through air ducts throughout the home. The components of the system are split into two units that contain different parts, with one unit that stays in the home and one outside. A split system will include:
The parts that are kept outside are the compressor and condenser. The ducts, thermostats and evaporator are inside the property.
Ducted Package Air Conditioning Units
Package units are all-in-one systems, where the entire heating and cooling components are housed outside in one large cabinet-style unit. These units can be placed on the ground or on a rooftop and are available for both residential and commercial properties. There are 3 types of packaged units available on the market, all of which can provide both heating and cooling:
- heat pumps units
- electric strip heat units
- gas and electric units
The benefits of packaged units are that they save space and are usually very energy efficient. Each unit runs a little differently from the other, so we recommend speaking with a Wm. Henderson expert before purchasing.
Ductless Split Air Conditioning Units
Ductless air conditioning units are a great option for those who do not have ducted properties or need to create efficiently zoned heating and cooling within their property.
The installation of a ductless system is much less invasive than that of a ducted system, and only requires that a small hole be drilled into an outside wall to connect the outdoor unit with the indoor components. A ductless split air conditioner uses small indoor units that can mounted flush to a wall or ceiling and an outdoor unit that contains the compressor, condenser and condenser fan. These are connected through the wall by a conduit containing refrigerant and power lines, giving you a lot of flexibility for placement. The outdoor unit can usually host 4 indoor units, and there are larger outdoor units that can host up to 8 indoor units.
There are a lot of great air conditioning products on the market today, but not all will be a fit for your particular property.
To schedule your air conditioning system consultation or a new air conditioning system installation in Springfield, call Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. today.