When it comes to cooling your home or business, you have a variety of options. For instance, you can use portable units or window air conditioners, but these are somewhat inefficient and only cool a certain amount of space. Alternately, you can use a central air or HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system to treat multiple rooms. If these don’t meet your needs, you can opt for a split or ductless system so you have control of the temperature in different areas. Of course, the latter options require the expertise of a trained A/C Contractor.
The HVAC works by collecting heat from the home and releasing it outdoors. This requires two cabinets for proper function. The first is the external cabinet that houses the condenser and condenser coil. The other cabinet is inside the home and may be found in the attic or a custom closet. The attic is a preferred location because it is easier for installing the air ducts. However, this can force the refrigerant to use a longer pipe, which may reduce efficiency.
The split system also uses an external condenser, but this system pumps the compressed refrigerant to several cooling units, up to eight for each condenser. This is the perfect system for any space where the owner needs better temperature control or wishes to cool one or more areas differently. This makes the ductless system an excellent choice for people who want to reduce cooling in unused rooms while remaining comfortable in the areas that are occupied.
No matter what type of system that you have installed, it is important to have an A/C Contractor perform regular maintenance. You might have a limited maintenance plan as part of the original purchase, but you should still consider buying one to cover all circumstances. Most contractors offer several maintenance packages with some that include minor repairs. Discuss this option with the contractor when you make your purchase because you might get a discount on the price. Routine maintenance on your A/C should include cleaning the coil and checking the refrigerant level. To learn more, contact the specialists at Palm Harbor Heating & Air Conditioning.
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