What Are The Different Types Of Air Conditioning?

Put simply, air conditioning is essential, especially in Denver over those hot months of Summer. When we think and talk about air conditioning, we all mean the same thing for the most part. A system that takes hot air and cools it to create a colder environment indoors. It’s a modern science we are all fairly familiar with and appreciate.

Did you realize that several types of air conditioning systems and unit exist? Each system works a little differently is best suited for specific situations. If it’s time to update your Denver air conditioning system, consider your options first to ensure you get the best fit for your needs!

4 Different Air Conditioning System Types

Do you know air conditioning system your home uses? If not, you’ll probably be able to guess where it fits based on this list. Consider the other options that are available, and contact us at Go Green Heating & Air Conditioning to get an estimate!

1. Central

Central air is the most common form of air conditioning for large homes or development projects. It has the ability to cool and manage several rooms at a time and keep air circulation flowing throughout the home instead of being confined to a specific spot. Cool air is traveled through supply and return ducts to effectively cool a whole house down, but these systems are very complex to install and run the highest costs.

2. Window Units

Another very common option we see in homes is the window unit. This is often a much more affordable option, and you can have several of these units in your home. It attaches with your window to release hot air outside, while continuing to cool inside your home. The natural downside to these units is they feature less circulation throughout the home, and take up the space of a window to reduce visibility and light.

3. Portable Units

You don’t see these systems as much compared to the first two examples, but it’s very similar to the window unit. It’s a small system with the same power as a standard window unit but is designed to sit on the floor and be easily moved. This portable design makes for a louder motor and evaporator fan, and you’ll need to be close enough to the window to attach the exhaust hose to lead outside. Ideally, these are used in small spaces where window units are not permitted, such as a work environment.

4. Ductless Systems

Many older apartments or homes utilize a split duct system for cooling. Instead of air conditioning units and obvious ducts, vents throughout the home can be controlled separately to change the cooling zones within each room. This option, though seen the least out of the 4, is one of the most affordable when it comes to conserving energy since you will only cool the rooms as needed. Unfortunately, initial cost and installation is pretty pricey due to the complicated nature of this system.