Keeping up with air conditioning services can help you avoid costly repairs in the future. A technician can check for issues like clogged air filters and refrigerant leaks.
It can also keep your AC running efficiently. A well-maintained unit can cool your house quickly and reduce health risks by spreading clean, processed air throughout your home.
Commercial AC Systems
Commercial AC systems are usually larger and more powerful than residential systems. This is because they must cool a much greater area than homes do. Additionally, businesses often use their air conditioning for hours at a time (shops and restaurants), which requires a more powerful system that can keep up.
There are many different types of commercial HVAC systems, depending on the needs of your business. Some are single-split systems, while others are multi-split or variable refrigerant flow (VRF) or heat pump systems.
Single-split systems are perfect for small spaces like cafes and server rooms. They are also energy-efficient and have the added benefit of being self-contained. This means that if one unit malfunctions, the rest of the system will continue to work.
Multi-split systems are great for bigger spaces and can be installed in buildings with multiple floors or rooms. They can also be connected to a single outdoor unit to save space and preserve the exterior of your building.
Packaged Air Systems
Packaged air systems are similar to split system models, but instead of one cabinet outdoors that houses both the compressor and condenser unit and another indoor cabinet that holds the evaporator coil, all components come packaged in a single outdoor cabinet. The unit is affixed to the roof or a concrete block near your home’s foundation. Like other air conditioning units, it cycles refrigerant and blows cool air through ductwork in your house.
The biggest advantage of a packaged air system is that it takes up less space than a traditional split system, especially in homes with limited indoor space. It also has a better energy efficiency rating than a split system and is easy for a technician to maintain because all major HVAC components are located in one location.
Split systems are air conditioners that consist of an outdoor compressor/condenser unit paired with an indoor cool air handler. They are a great option for homes without ductwork and can be fitted in tight spaces with minimal disruption to your home or business. Some models also offer heating capabilities, giving you climate control 365 days a year.
Split system air conditioners are more energy efficient than traditional ducted systems because they only cool the rooms that need it. Plus, because there are no air ducts, they don’t have the same energy loss as traditional AC units that lose heat and coolness as they move through ductwork. Also, a split system’s outdoor unit is smaller and can be tucked away in a garage or shed, making it less obtrusive for remodeling projects. And, they only require a small hole in your wall for power cables and refrigerant tubing to connect the two units. This is much less invasive than installing a Rooftop Packaged Air Conditioning unit.
Ductless systems, also known as ductless heat pumps, provide easy, economical cooling solutions for rooms in your home that are hard to cool or impossible to cool. A ductless system works by connecting indoor units that are mounted on the ceiling or high on the wall to an outdoor unit. The indoor units have their own remote controls so you can easily set and maintain a comfortable temperature in the room you are in.
Often times, a ductless mini-split system will also offer zoning so you can control individual rooms based on your schedule and specific needs. This leads to greater energy efficiency, lower monthly bills, and fewer family quarrels over the thermostat!
If you have a slab home, an older house that requires renovation, are adding a room addition or conversion or just want better year-round comfort in your current space, consider a ductless system. They can be installed more quickly and affordably than a traditional ducted system because they don’t require any ductwork.