Air conditioning replacement in the middle of summer isn’t ideal as far as timing goes, but sometimes it may be necessary. There are a number of choices available for homeowners needing air conditioning replacement in Toronto, and one of the first steps in choosing a replacement air conditioner is to understand what the different types of ACs there are and what they can offer you. A trained professional, like the ones at Advantage Airtech, can help you with sizing and installation.
Types of ACs to Consider
Traditional split-system – a traditional split-system AC is one of the most common types of air conditioners, particularly for residential use. These air conditioners have two units, an indoor one that houses the evaporator and blower, and an outdoor one that houses the compressor, condenser and condenser fan. The cool air is delivered via ductwork. Today’s split-system ACs are energy efficient and far greener than ones from just a decade ago.
Ductless mini-split system – a ductless mini-split system has an outdoor unit very similar to a traditional split-system, but instead of a single indoor unit, blowers are used to deliver and disperse the cool air. The blowers are connected to the outdoor unit via a conduit through an exterior wall and up to 4 blowers can be supported by one outdoor unit. A ductless system is very energy efficient and automatically provides zone control cooling because of the blowers.
Packaged system – a packaged air conditioner is one in which the entire system is housed in a single cabinet. These systems come in a variety of sizes, but are typically used for larger homes. Packaged units work like traditional split-systems and need ductwork to deliver the cool air. Today’s packaged systems are very energy efficient and can be placed on the ground or on your roof.
Which Type Is Best for Me?
Choosing an air conditioner takes into account multiple factors, including whether or not you have ductwork, the size of your home and the amount of heat your home gains throughout the day. One of the best ways to ensure you install an AC that best fits your home is to work with an expert.
Since 1987, Advantage Airtech has helped Toronto customers with air conditioning replacements. If it’s time for you to replace your air conditioner, call us today.