As the weather gets hotter many of us in Atlanta, GA are beginning to think about our air conditioners. An air conditioner is a vital piece of equipment in the hot Atlanta, GA summers, both for one’s comfort and, in some situations, health. If you own a home in Atlanta, GA then the type of air conditioning unit(s) you choose can also be an investment in your home’s value. There are many different air conditioning options to choose from. Below are a few of the most popular air conditioning units that people use.
Unitary air conditioning systems
Window air conditioners and portable air conditioners are considered unitary air conditioning systems because they contain all the refrigeration parts in one box. Window air conditioners can be placed in the window or in a hole in the wall. These units can be quite noisy and inefficient. It is important to use an energy efficient air conditioner to keep your power bills down. The same is true for portable air conditioners. They are similar to window air conditioners and can be very noisy, except they are ground units that have a hose running out an exterior wall or window. These are often used in rooms that are not being reached by central air conditioning. A properly chosen and installed central air conditioning unit should reach all the rooms. At Fulton Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling we have trained experts who can help you with a problem room or air conditioning system. If your home is cooled using these units they do not add value to your home because you most likely will take the units with you when you move. If you have cut holes into walls to accommodate the units they may actually decrease the value of your home.
Packaged terminal air conditioner system (PTAC)
Packaged terminal air conditioning systems are referred to as such because they are normally broken into two packages or units that are connected by refrigerant tubing. One unit is outside the home and contains the compressor, condensers, and condenser fan. The other unit is located inside the home and is responsible for cooling and distributing the air. These units are used in homes but are more popular in apartments and hotels.
Central air conditioning
Central air conditioning is the most popular and sought after air conditioning because it is the most quiet and provides optimum comfort and performance. Central air conditioning is connected to your furnace so it can use the same ductwork as the heating system. Like PTAC it uses two units, one inside the home and one outside the home. The condensing unit outside the home is connected through refrigerant tubing to the evaporative unit that is connected to the furnace. It is important to choose the right size central air conditioning unit for your home. Bigger is not necessarily better. If the unit is too big it can cause performance and humidity issues. If the unit it too small it may need to work too hard. Make sure to consult with an Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) expert like Fulton Plumbing when choosing and installing the right air conditioning unit for your Atlanta, GA home or business.
For more information on choosing and preparing your HVAC unit for summer, contact a qualified HVAC technician from Fulton. They would be happy to assist you with evaluating your unit and performing any required maintenance. Fulton Plumbing is committed to providing you superior plumbing expertise, options and customer service. For testimonials, money saving tipsand coupons, visit us on the web or call one of our friendly representatives today. At Fulton Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning our number one goal is to provide friendly, top quality work 100% of the time, any time day or night.