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 Advantage Airtech Heating & Air Conditioning so that you can make an informed decision.
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 Eastern Toronto 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.
You probably know that a fan can make you feel cooler, but did you know that it actually doesn’t cool the room? Air moving over your skin from a fan can help you feel much more comfortable this summer, but you should turn off the fan when you leave the room. Leaving your fan on can actually raise the temperature, because the fan motor produces some heat. For more information about how to stay cool this summer, give us a call today!
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.
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
Advantage Airtech 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 Greater Toronto area.