Air conditioner installation
Air conditioner installation depends on the location, size and use of your new air conditioner. There are several types of cooling systems you could have depending on your situation. They range from units installed in a window, to units rolling around on the floor, to units mounted on a wall, to central air conditioning. All these systems use the same five major components of an air conditioning system consisting of refrigerant, compressor, condenser, expansion valve, evaporator coil. Window air conditioners are the most common types of air conditioning systems in the home.
Window air conditioner is a unit system because it is a self contained unit that is attached to a hole in the exterior or a window instead of having holes on your wall. The components of a window air conditioner are tailored to size to fit a compact box. Then the window air conditioner once installed ejects heat to the outside while cooling the interior.
The portable air conditioner is also another type of installation system for air conditioners. This unit is convenient as it can be carried from home to the office and back. It is also referred to as a unitary air conditioner because it has its components in sizes that can fit a box. It is attached to a hose attached to the outside and this hose releases heat to the outside of the home. The disadvantage of the portable air conditioner is that it is noisy but if you have to get a single unit for both your home and office this is the AC unit for you.
Central air conditioning is used for large buildings and transports heat and cool air through ducts in the house hold. It is made up of the same major components with a larger size. The condensing unit is located outside and you should pick a quiet unit for you and your neighbors to have peaceful surroundings where you can rest in peace.
Always get a unit that is the perfect size, a small air conditioning unit will not effectively cool the house and a unit that is too large will run your bills too high as it turns on and off unnecessarily. It is always recommended to get a contractor to get you the best deal and for him to check your house for the most suitable type of unit. The contractor will check window dimensions, any previous duct work, the floor surfaces and the overall size of the house. Based on this information he will then select the most suitable fit with a high SEER rating for your house.
Central air conditioning systems and all other types of air conditioners are rated according to their seasonal energy efficiency ratio, also known as SEER. The SEER number tells you how much energy is needed for cooling. Look for units with the highest SEER number available. Older models have a SEER rating of 5 or 6, whereas newer units today get into the 20s. An Energy Star certification from the Department of Energy also is a good sign that the system will save you money.