Understanding HVAC Systems

Welcome to my blog! My name is Darren. My friends say that I am boring because I love the HVAC system in my home. I am not an HVAC professional, I just love the gentle hum of my air conditioning system as it gently brings the air in my home to the perfect temperature. When I was a kid, my family couldn't afford air conditioning so I spent many summers sweating away and feeling miserable. I vowed to myself then that when I grew up, I would have the best HVAC system money could buy. I hope you find my HVAC blog useful.

Choosing an Air Conditioning System for Your Home


There are many different types of air conditioning systems, each of which has its own advantages and disadvantages. If you are considering air conditioning installation, take a look at these options to understand which is the best for your home.

1. Window Air Conditioning

If you need to cool a single room and don't want to deal with disruption or high installation costs, then window air conditioning is a good option. Popular with renters, this type of air conditioning consists of a unit that you install in a suitable window. It delivers cool air to your room while venting hot air to the outside.

Window air conditioning systems are inexpensive to purchase and simple to install, and you can take them with you when you move to a new home. The downside is that they are less efficient than many other types of air conditioning, so your running costs might be higher than they could be if you opted for a different type of system.

2. Central Air Conditioning

If you have some money to invest in air conditioning installation, then a central air conditioning system is perhaps the best option to ensure your entire home stays cool and comfortable this summer. This type of air conditioning uses a single condensing unit, usually located outside, to cool the air, which is then circulated around the home through a network of ducts.

The installation process for central air conditioning can be quite disruptive, as it involves making holes in the wall to allow for the installation of ducts. If you rent rather than own your home, you would need permission from your landlord to install this kind of air conditioning unit.

3. Ductless Split-System Air Conditioning

Another option is to install an air conditioning unit in every room of your home. This kind of system is known as a ductless split system. The main advantage of ductless split systems is that they are fantastic for temperature zoning, where you can set different temperatures in the various rooms in your home. The downside is that the upfront cost of purchasing this type of system can be quite high. Another problem is that the units can be quite bulky and take up quite a lot of space inside your family home.

If you are not sure which type of air conditioning is most suitable for your home, get in touch with a local HVAC service. They can give individual advice that takes the layout and size of your home into account.


15 December 2020