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It’s almost impossible to imagine a home, especially one that’s located in a more humid climate, not to have any air-conditioning unit. Depending on the size, it can cool any type of space.

There are many different kinds of ACs in the market: split or ductless, central, or window. However, they all work under the same principle–evaporation.

How does evaporation fit in the whole equation? When the liquid evaporates, it leaves a cooler trail. In an air-conditioning unit, you’ll find a coil where liquid passes through. As the liquid evaporates inside it, the coil is then cooled. On the other hand, there’s a fan that blows this cold air right outside the AC, cooling any space.

During evaporation, liquid turns into gas. To revert it to liquid, in a process called condensation, ACs have a compressor.

AC units, nevertheless, have to be properly maintained to keep up their optimum efficiency. Otherwise, dust and dirt can build up, forcing the components to work harder than before. This can eventually drive the electric costs way up.

Moreover, molds can develop inside and around the ACs. This simply means that running your AC is counterproductive: it reduces the quality of indoor air.

Different Types of AC Units Used in Decatur, AL

Packaged Central Air Conditioner: With these units, the compressor, blower fan, and heat exchangers are all inside the outdoor unit. The unit is connected to the furnace, which helps it blow cool, dehumidified air through a home or business.

These types of air conditioners are best used for homes and smaller businesses. They are good for cooling an entire structure but can be used with smart thermostats and other systems for greater energy efficiency.

Split systems, or mini splits. These units are great for single rooms or small buildings. They have an indoor and outdoor unit connected through a wall, and don’t use ducts. They are an efficient choice if only limited cooling is needed, or if you want to avoid installing ductwork. In some cases, multiple units can be installed, allowing temperature control for each room.

Window units. These common units mount right into windows, but they can block access and are heavy, and can only cool one area at a time.

All types of air conditioners are becoming more energy efficient over time, so upgrading can help you save on your energy bills.

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