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5 Types of Air Conditioning Units

Types of Air Conditioners

When the temperature rises, we find ways to cool down. But, what happens when you go to turn on the AC and it only blows hot air? At this point, you have two options. You can call an HVAC professional for inspection or learn to deal with the heat. If option two isn’t cutting it, we’re here to help. If you need a new HVAC system, check out our list of the 5 most common air conditioners on the market.


Central air conditioning usually works best, especially in larger homes. Central AC systems circulate cool air throughout your home via the ducts. Vents are often installed in the wall or floor. They blow the cool air out and then return the air back to the unit. Installing a central air conditioner needs planning. Be sure that an HVAC professional verified that your home is suitable for this type of unit.

Window Units

Window units work well to cool one specific room. Plus, this unit is compact. You can install it in the spring and remove it when summer is over. If used in a large home, you will need more than one. It’s important to measure the window before buying a window unit to make sure it fits.

Ductless HVAC

Mini-split systems, or ductless systems, are common in homes that need retro-fitting. If you only need to cool certain rooms but don’t want window units, a mini-split unit may be best for you. Plus, since each zone has a separate thermostat, it’s easy to adjust the temperature in each area.

Portable Air Conditioner

Portable air conditioners are now the go-to-choice when cooling small spaces. Like window units, portable air conditioners cool only one room at a time. They are affordable and easy to transport from one room to another.

Hybrid Units

Like hybrid cars, hybrid air conditioners can alternate between electricity and fossil fuels. This high-tech system can also choose between the two energy sources. This helps to save both energy and money. With a hybrid air conditioning unit, you aren’t dealing with increasing utility bills.

Contact Us Today!

The design of your home and the ventilation system plays a huge role when choosing a new air conditioner. If you’re not sure which unit would work best in your home, we’ve got you covered. Contact our HVAC professional at Cahill Heating, Cooling, Electric, Plumbing & Sewer, Air Conditioning, and Electric. Be sure to schedule an in-home consultation. Call today at (847) 367-4492.

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