4 Types of Cooling Systems

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These days, especially in hotter countries, everyone needs air conditioning units. Air conditioning varies and you can get portable units or fit units into your home. All air conditioning units use the same elements in each system including a compressor, expansion valve, evaporator coil, condenser and a refrigerant. In this blog G T Refrigeration explains the different types of air conditioning.

The Portable Unit
The portable air conditioning unit is perfect for countries that are less likely to be hot for most of the year. If you feel your room becoming warm, you can get the portable air conditioning unit out and it will cool the room to the perfect temperature. The unit uses water which is kept inside, supplying a filter in which the hot air is drawn through, cooling the air before it gets returned to the room.

Portable air conditioning units are very cost effective, seeing as there is no installation cost. You can also put the unit wherever you want or need it because it doesn’t require a hose vent.

Window Air Conditioner
Also known as a ‘unitary’, this air conditioning unit is positioned in a window and holds all the refrigeration parts in one box. The unit throws out heat to the outside of the house and blows cold air into the room. These units often have remotes to control the settings. You will need to work out the correct size for your unit depending on where it is being placed, for example if it is going in the kitchen you will want a system that has 4,000 more BTU’s than any other room.

Central Air Conditioning
These usually has two parts, one indoor unit such as a furnace and an outdoor unit. The outdoor unit cools the air and then sends it to the inside unit which throws the air out into your home. The air conditioning part of the system takes the heat from indoors and transfers if out, meaning the colder air is left indoors to be diffused. The heat is removed from the air, leaving the colder air to be dispersed. This type of air conditioning is the quietest and best performing form of air conditioning.

Split or Ductless Air Conditioning
Some homes don’t have the correct ductwork for air conditioning, so this is where split and ductless air conditioning comes in useful. Having a ductless system means you won’t need to go through major building works, in fact, there is barely any renovation done at all. These systems are placed high up on any wall in your home, where it won’t get in any ones way. The system works in the same way as most other systems, just without the ducts. You can install more than one of these units in any home or business place and you can keep a very consistent temperature.

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