The most common type of air conditioning for homes is a central split air conditioner. This system has an outdoor condenser with a compressor and an indoor evaporator and air handler. The air handler sends cooled air into a ventilation system of ducts, taking the air to all the vents into the rooms. This type of AC is excellent for many homes, but it isn’t the only way to provide hot weather comfort. Below are 3 different types of air conditioning that you might consider for your next AC installation:
I. Zone control system
Zone control is a way of dividing up the ventilation network attached to the air conditioner so that the AC doesn’t automatically cool down the entire home each time it turns on. Installers place dampers into the ductwork and connect them to a set of thermostats around the home. Each of the thermostats is then wired into a central panel. People can change the temperature in their areas with the local thermostats, and the entire network can be manipulated from the central panel. Zone control helps save money and offers individual comfort for everyone in a home.
II. Ductless mini split system
A ductless mini split is similar to a conventional split system, but with this major change: instead of a single indoor evaporator and air handler hooked to ducts, it uses a series of mini air handlers with evaporator coils installed on the walls of different rooms. These air handlers send cooled air directly into the living space, without requiring any ductwork. Ductless mini splits are ideal for smaller homes, and they work with high energy efficiency.
III. Heat pump
If you would like to have cooling and heating in a single installation, a heat pump is a good choice. Heat pumps operate like split air conditioning systems, except they can reverse the direction they work so they can also bring heat into a home. For the mild winters in Southern California, heat pumps are usually more than enough to provide comfort.
Are you curious about the various options you have for air conditioning installation in Los Angeles, CA? Call JW Heating & Air today and speak to professionals.