How a Central Air Conditioning Unit Functions
Central air conditioning units draw air into their system via return vents and they deliver it via supply vents. Return vents are usually large, and you may only have one or two of them in your home. Supply vents are typically on the smaller side, and there will often be many of them throughout a home. A blower is what creates this circulation. Air from the return vents is then forced through a heat exchanger that transfers heat energy from the air. The cooled air is then pushed into ductwork before being forced out of the return vents and into the living space.
Central air conditioning systems are usually split systems with an outdoor unit that houses the compressor, and then an indoor unit that houses the evaporator condenser coils and air handler. There can also be packaged systems, which house all of the equipment in an outdoor unit, and that solution is used for homes and businesses that cannot accommodate the indoor equipment for whatever the reason may be. Fante’s skilled and professional HVAC technicians install, replace, service, and repair both types of configurations.
Why Choose a Central Air Conditioning Unit?
Modern central air conditioning units are constantly improving, and it is a proven technology that has been used in homes and businesses throughout the U.S. for many decades. Installation of central air conditioning systems is relatively affordable, especially if you already have the ductwork installed. These types of AC systems are also highly efficient and thus are cost-effective on a monthly basis as well as over the long term. Central AC is also very reliable, long-lasting, relatively simple to maintain, and usually pretty easy to fix if a failure does happen to occur.
Central Air Conditioning System Types
The split system and the packaged unit are the two main types of central air conditioning systems. Split systems are usually more preferable because the design is more efficient and experiences longer equipment lifespan for the indoor components, but packaged units are necessary for situations where a split system is not practical.
What are the Benefits of Having a Central Air Conditioning System?
There are five core advantages and benefits to a central air conditioning system:
A central air conditioner is much more efficient than using a window unit AC. In order to maximize energy efficiency, it is very important to choose a unit that is the right size for a home. If a unit is too big or too small, it will not cycle correctly, which will cost more money to operate and lead to more wear and tear.
One of the major drawbacks to window AC units and even mini splits is that the air is blown directly into the living space and not distributed evenly, which can result in warm spots. In a well-functioning central system, pressure in the ductwork ensures that the cooled air is distributed evenly throughout the home. This will avoid you having to turn up a window AC unit and using more energy.
A central air conditioning unit is among the quietest cooling solutions because the loudest components, such as the blower, are insulated away from the living space. This is not the case with window units and mini splits, which you can hear very well from inside your home.
Even though central AC does not filter the air you breathe, modern systems are designed to ensure that they do not worsen the air over time by introducing pollutants into the living space. It is important to schedule seasonal maintenance and duct cleaning every several years or so to keep your homes air quality healthy for the whole family.
Central AC can take full advantage of smart and programmable thermostats. This will allow you to save more money by not cooling when you do not need it, such as when the family is at work and school.
Central Air Conditioning Repair and Replacement You Can Rely On
Fante’s also specializes in repairing whole-house air conditioning systems, and our experts are able to work on AC systems of any make and model. If you’ve experienced a system failure, our professionals fix it fast, and even if you have problems that aren’t as pressing, such as uneven cooling, we’ll diagnose the issue and correct it without trouble. Fante’s repair technicians are on call around the clock for any cooling issues that are urgent. If the time has come to replace your AC rather than fix it, our experts can help you choose the ideal model for your home and install it with precision.
We Also Provide Central Air Conditioning Maintenance Services
Seasonal maintenance helps to avoid possible breakdowns and other AC issues. Our experts recommend scheduling a tune-up before the cooling season, and during the appointment our technicians will perform a multipoint inspection, clean your system, check refrigerant levels, and fix any wear and tear.
Choose The Pros at Fante’s for All Your Heating & Air Conditioning Needs
Fante’s has been providing reliable heating and air conditioning services for property owners for many years. Our trained HVAC technicians are here to answer any possible questions you may have about installing a new heat pump system. We will also gladly walk you through all the pros and cons of each type of central air conditioning system so that you can decide what is best for your needs and budget. Schedule a free estimate or give us a call at 1-609-835-1512 today to get started.