That’s a good question. There are several options, and which one is best for you depends on numerous factors. In order to help you decide which option is best for you, I have written a brief comparison of the most commonly used types of air conditioning systems.
- Split System Central Air Conditioner: Split system central air conditioners consist of a condenser unit placed outside the building and an indoor evaporator unit to which it is connected by tubing. The air, once it has been cooled by the condenser and evaporator, goes through
ductwork that runs throughout the building, allowing it to enter multiple rooms through vents in the floors, walls, or ceilings. The temperature of the entire building can easily be controlled with a single thermostat. As the condenser unit (the noisiest part of the air conditioner) is located outside, the noise heard inside the building is minimal. This is the best option for those who wish to cool an entire building in as quiet, simple, and efficient a manner as possible. However, a central air conditioning unit requires the installation of ductwork and an indoor evaporator unit.
- Packaged Central Air Conditioner: A packaged central air conditioner houses the condenser and evaporator in one outdoor unit, removing the need to install an indoor evaporator unit. Like a split system central air conditioner, it cools the entire building quietly and efficiently, and can be controlled through a thermostat. However, it still requires the installation of ductwork.
- Ductless Air Conditioner: Ductless air conditioners consist of an outdoor condenser unit and multiple indoor wall units (one for each room). The condenser is connected to the wall units by refrigerant tubing running through the walls. The tubing is relatively slim, and can be installed in many places in which ductwork cannot. As each of the wall units can be adjusted separately, it is possible to have a different temperature in each room. However, ductless air conditioners tend to generate higher energy costs than other types of air conditioners.
Whatever kind of air conditioning system you decide to use, Nice Air LLC can provide solutions for any needs that may arise. We can help you with installation, maintenance, and repair; and can even help you find ways to save energy. We also sell several types of air conditioners. If you are in need of any of our services or have any more questions, please contact us.