When it comes to keeping your home comfortable through those hot summer months, having some sort of air conditioning system in your home is a must. However, you may not be aware of just how many options there are out there when it comes to air conditioning products and services. Before you go out and choose one of these systems, you should learn a bit more about them from the experts at Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical so that you can make an informed decision.
A quick air conditioning tip that anyone can save money with is the maintenance of your cooling coil. The cooling coil is what cools down the air that is pumped into your home. If you remember to dust the cool coil there will be more service area that comes into contact with the cooling coil, so air getting pumped into your home has a better chance of getting cooled down. For more info about keeping your air conditioner efficient call the AC pros at Hiller PHC.
Ductless Split Air Conditioning Systems
Ductless split and mini–split systems are relatively new types of air conditioners that have been growing in popularity in recent years in the Knoxville area. As their name implies, these air conditioning systems manage to cool your home without needing ductwork for the cooled air to pass through. This is of particular benefit if your home doesn’t already have ducts installed or if there simply is no room for them even if you wanted to put them in.
A ductless split AC system is made up of an outdoor compressor and at least one indoor unit that can be mounted on your wall or ceiling. These indoor units are connected to the compressor through a refrigerant line and take care of circulating and cooling the air in the room they’re installed in.
These ductless systems have many benefits, including a greatly reduced installation cost because there is no need to put in ducts. Mini–splits are available for small spaces, such as one or two rooms, and can also be expanded to create up to eight separate climate zones in your home. This gives you a much more refined level of control than you would have with most traditional, duct–based systems. These air conditioning units are generally very energy efficient as well.
Packaged Air Conditioning Systems
If you have a larger home you need to cool or if you already have ductwork in place, you may want to look into a packaged air conditioning system. These are also made up of outdoor and indoor components, but in the case of the packaged system, the indoor unit is an air handler or furnace that manages the movement of air through the ducts in the house.
Packaged air conditioners work well for moderate–sized to large houses. They are available in many different sizes, so you should have no trouble finding one that will work for the particular dimensions of your home.
Central Air Conditioning
If you have an even larger space to cool, however, you may want to look into a central air conditioning system. These typically follow the same configuration as a packaged system, but are more powerful and can handle much larger cooling loads. While generally found in larger apartment buildings, malls, movie theatres and other public spaces; central air conditioning systems are increasingly being installed in larger homes as well.
Air Conditioner Sizing
Making sure that you have the right size air conditioner for your home is extremely important. If the unit you purchase is too small, it will wind up working overtime and probably still won’t get your home to a comfortable temperature. On the other hand, an air conditioner that’s too big for your home will be cycling on and off constantly and can result in energy bills that are higher than necessary.
Our AC Services
Hiller wants to make sure all of our customers have a high–quality air conditioning system in place and that it continues to work well for many years to come. That’s why we offer a full range of air conditioning services including installation, maintenance and repair.
Our staff and technicians are always available to answer any questions you may have and we’ll be glad to help you with all of your air conditioning needs. Just give us a call today to learn more about the air conditioning products and services we offer to customers all over the Knoxville, TN area.