The Different Types of Air Conditioning Systems

Comfort is a luxury that every human being craves. Whether it’s at home, on the road or in the office, we always strive to make sure that we are comfortable. When it’s hot outside, one way of achieving this is through air conditioning. Commonly interpreted by many as the cooling of air, air conditioning is more about altering the properties of air, primarily temperature and humidity, in order to achieve comfortable indoor air quality. Here are the major types of air conditioners that you can use at home:

Window Unit System 

This is a self-contained air conditioner that is placed in a window or through a hole in an exterior wall. Generally, it ejects hot air through one end and blows in cool air through the other. This is achieved by two fans. One blows over the evaporator to draw heat from the interior and the other blows cooler outside air over the condenser.  Its benefits include:

  • Easy installation
  • Good overall affordability
  • Low energy costs
  • Room-by-room control

Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC)/ Wall-Split System 

This breaks the air conditioning system into two terminal units, the evaporative unit on the interior and the condensing unit on the exterior, with an opening passing through the wall and connecting them. Its benefits include:

  • Easy installation
  • Room-by-room temperature control
  • Low purchase cost per unit
  • Energy efficient

Mini-Split (Ductless) System 

This combines an outside compressor with one or more indoor air-handling units. The units are mounted high on the wall and have blowers attached. Tubing that allows refrigerant passage connects the units with the outside compressor.  Its benefits include:

  • Efficient heating and cooling
  • Easy, low-cost installation
  • Quiet operation
  • Easy to operate

Central (Ducted) System 

This is a whole-house air conditioner. It uses a heat exchanger that is placed inside the central AC unit of the forced air heating system which is then used to distribute chilled air through the building.  Its benefits include:

  • Whole-building temperature control
  • Even air distribution
  • Quiet operation
  • Easy operation

For more information on air conditioning installation and service, please call Premier Heating and Cooling today: 519-245-5945.


How to Choose the Best Heating System for Your Work Space

Is the heating bill for your warehouse or industrial work space too high? What about cold door areas and unbalanced temperatures within the space? Is negative building air pressure a problem? Are your employees constantly complaining that their productivity is impacted by heating or indoor air quality problems? Do you have high maintenance costs for existing heating equipment?

Annual space heating costs are a significant part of operating budgets for large warehouses and business offices. Selection and application of the proper space heating system can reduce annual energy costs more than 60% and increase company profits. The problems mentioned above are a few common issues that result from selecting the wrong heating system, misapplying space heaters, or using obsolete heating/ventilating equipment.

The ideal space heating system should meet the heating and ventilation requirements at the lowest total cost. Before selecting a system, a Premier Heating specialist will help define the heating/ventilating requirements of your space and understand all the cost factors that determine the true lowest total-cost solution for your facility. Once all this information is collected, our heating specialist will narrow the choices down to the ideal systems that match the needs of your facility and your allocated annual heating/cooling and ventilation budget.

If you are interested in installing a new heating system in your industrial space or warehouse, contact Premier Heating & Cooling today. 519-245-5945.