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5 Types of AC Units & Which Is Right For You

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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? You have two options. You can call an HVAC professional for an 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 five most common air conditioners on the market.

Central Air Conditioning

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 it to the unit. Installing a central air conditioner needs planning. Ensure an HVAC professional has verified that your home suits this unit type.

Window Units

Window units work well to cool one specific room. Plus, they are compact. You can install one 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 retrofitting. A mini-split unit may be best if you only need to cool certain rooms but don’t want window units. Plus, since each zone has a separate thermostat, adjusting the temperature in each area is easy.

Portable Air Conditioner

Portable air conditioners are now the go-to choice for cooling small spaces. Like window units, portable air conditioners cool only one room at a time. They’re 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 save both energy and money. So, with a hybrid air conditioning unit, you aren’t dealing with increasing utility bills.

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The design of your home and the ventilation system play a huge role in choosing a new air conditioner. If you’re unsure which unit would work best for your Chicago-area home, we’ve got you covered. Contact our HVAC professional at Cahill Heating, Cooling, Electric, Plumbing & Sewer.

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