Central Air Conditioning
Central AC units are probably one of the most common types of AC systems. These units are best for large buildings and homes. They use a split system, which includes an outdoor compressor unit and an indoor coil. The air conditioner pulls heat from inside the home and brings it outside, which gives you cooler air in your home. The biggest difference between central AC units and other forms of AC system is the use of air ducts, which allows the cool air to reach multiple rooms in your home. Although central AC units are a big investment, they're highly beneficial. They don't make much noise, are efficient at keeping the indoor air cool during the summer and can help keep the indoor air clean by removing dust and other contaminants.
When cooling, heat pumps are essentially the same as AC units, as they work the same way to cool your home. However, what makes heat pumps different than AC units is that they can be reversed to heat your home. The reverse system can take heat from the outside of the home and move it inside, which makes your home warmer during the winter. Heat pumps can do twice the work, which can keep your home comfortable all year long, and keep your energy bills lower. However, once the temperature drops too low, heat pumps won't be able to keep your home warm, and another heating source like a furnace will have to kick in to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.
There are two components that make up a mini split, which are an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. The indoor unit contains the evaporator coils as well as the cooling fan, while the outside unit houses the compressor, condenser and expansion valve. Mini splits work very similarly to heat pumps, as they are a high-efficiency air conditioner that can be reversed to also heat your home. One of the benefits to a mini split is that they don't need ducts to works. However, because of this, they're best in cooling down specific areas rather than whole homes, so they work best in small homes, condos and apartments.
If you are wondering what system is best for your home, call a professional Lake of the Ozarks heating and cooling company. At Royal Heating & Air, we can discuss the available options and figure out which system is best for your home. Call us today at 573-480-4313 and let the King of Comfort keep you cool all summer long!