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Different Types of Air Conditioning Units Explained

Air conditioning units are a common feature in many households and offices. They can be used to cool a room or an entire building, depending on the size of the unit. There are different types of air conditioning units available, each with its own set of pros and cons.

different types of air conditioning units at JC Refrigeration

How does an air conditioning system work?

An air conditioning system is a device that uses refrigerants to cool indoor air. It works by removing heat from the air and transferring it to another location (usually outside), where it can be dissipated into the atmosphere.

Does air conditioning dry the air?

You may have heard that air conditioning dries the air. This is true in some cases, as it removes moisture from the air. It’s important to understand that this is not what makes your home feel cool and comfortable. Air conditioning does not remove moisture from the air; rather it removes heat from the air by cooling down its temperature. The lower the temperature the less humidity is in the air and this helps to make a cool comfortable area.

There are many different types of air conditioning units that we offer:

  • Split Systems
  • Multi Split Systems
  • Centralised Systems
  • Packaged Systems
  • Evaporator Coolers
Split Air Conditioning Systems

Know the difference between different types of air conditioning systems and make the right choice for your home.

Split systems

Split systems, also known as ductless systems, are the most common type of air conditioning unit. They’re easy to install, can be installed in a small space and are more energy efficient than central air conditioning systems.

Centralised systems

Central air conditioning systems are more expensive than other systems but more efficient, reliable, and easier to install. They can be installed in any room of your house and they can even be used for both cooling and heating (though this is less common).

Packaged air conditioning units

Packaged systems are a combination of an outdoor unit and an indoor unit. They’re typically used in commercial buildings and large residential buildings, as they require less installation work than split systems. However, they’re also more expensive than split air conditioning units.

Multi Split Systems

Multi-split systems are a bit like having two to four air conditioners in one. These units work like split units with one condenser and up to four insides.

Evaporator Coolers

Evaporator coolers are the most efficient type of air conditioner, and they make up the second most popular type of central air conditioning. Evaporators use water to cool down intake filters and due to evaporation, bring the intake temperature down by 5 – 7 ⁰C.

Evaporative cooling air conditioning units

Air conditioning is a great way to keep your home or office cool during the hot summer months and it’s important to know about the different types of air conditioning units.

You can choose from any number of units, depending on what you need and how much money you want to spend. You can also read our article for advice on choosing a good air conditioner. Let JC Refrigeration assess your building so we can help you choose the perfect system!

We also offer energy-efficient air conditioning for heating for the cold winter months. Call us now to get yours installed!