The summer is always the time of year when you need your air conditioner to be working the hardest. If you have been relying on a window air conditioner, Hot August Nights may be too much for your small window AC unit to handle. Perhaps it’s time to upgrade to a central air conditioner unit.
How Central Air Conditioner Units Cool Your Home
Central air conditioning is also referred to as central air. A central air conditioner unit can use the same ducts as your home’s furnace to pump cool air throughout your home. When your central air turns on, return air ducts take in the air from your home. This air goes through a filter to get rid of dust and other nasty particles.
After the air has traveled through a filter, the refrigeration process begins. This occurs as the air travels through a condenser, evaporator, and compressor. Some AC units will have parts of their system outdoors, while other systems have an indoor unit. Air conditioners also dehumidify the air to keep you cool and dry during the summer.
The cooling aspect of a central air conditioner unit is a cooling agent called a refrigerant. This is a liquid that cools the air. If you ever find your AC unit is leaking refrigerant, call professionals immediately for an air conditioning repair. You do not want small children or pets ingesting this coolant.
Types of Central Air Conditioner Units
Central air conditioner units are available as a packaged unit or a split system. A split system includes an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. The indoor unit houses the evaporator coil. You can usually find this indoor unit near your furnace. The outdoor unit houses the other elements of the air conditioning system. The outdoor unit rests on a level surface, which is usually a slab of concrete.
A packaged central air conditioner unit houses all elements of the system in one place. A packaged unit is located outside your home. Many people opt for an HVAC system that heats and cools their home. Packaged units can be air-cooled or water-cooled. Most water-cooled units are in commercial buildings like businesses. Your home’s unit is more likely air-cooled.
When Is It Time for a New Central Air Conditioning Unit?
Have you seen a spike in your energy bill recently? When an AC unit starts to wear down, the system has to work much harder to maintain the same temperature in the home. If all of a sudden your air conditioner starts working much harder or making loud noises to try to keep your home at the same temperature, ask a professional about replacing your air conditioner.
Central Air Conditioner Units with Allegiance Heating and Cooling
Now is the time to upgrade from your window AC unit to a central air conditioner unit with Allegiance Heating and Cooling. Let our team help you find the right central air system for you. Our qualified professionals can help you determine which type of central air conditioner unit is better for your house. It may also be energy efficient for you to consider heating and cooling system zoning. Ask an Allegiance Heating and Cooling team member if zoning is right for your home.
Our professional team can help you with air conditioning installation or repairs. Call us for regular HVAC system maintenance as well. Call us to get your central air conditioner unit installed with Allegiance Heating and Cooling today!