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There are many different kinds of air conditioning systems, but the general idea remains the same. Using a simple refrigeration cycle, air conditioners humidify and cool the air.  All air conditioning systems consist of a pump, fluid, condenser and an evaporator. So where do the differences lie?  Why choose one type over another?  This article intends to explore the basic types of AC equipment and their service areas.

  • Split Air Conditioning Systems – Split AC units can be used in situations where installing ductwork could be impractical or too expensive and a window unit isn’t desirable.  These units are often found in hotels, offices, and apartments, offering independent cooling to each room.  Split AC units consist of an indoor air handler to condition and circulate air, and the outdoor compressor/condenser.  These units can typically cool a larger area than a window unit, but aren’t really practical for whole house cooling.
  • Central Air Conditioning – A central air conditioning system uses ducts to distribute cooled air throughout a home or other building.  Central air conditioners offer the added benefit of filtration.   As air is pulled out through return air ducts, the air is pulled through an air filter, which removes airborne particles such as dust and lint.  A split central air system connects the outdoor compressor/condenser to the home’s furnace, while a packaged system has all of the components in one outdoor location, such as the ground or the roof, and are usually found in an industrial setting.

Once you understand what types of air conditioning systems are available, you’ll need to find a reputable company to install your new system.  Jennings Heating and Cooling is Ohio’s heating and cooling company, serving North East Ohio Since 1931!  Contact Jennings today and their staff of trained professionals will provide you with solutions for your facility’s heating, cooling and energy needs.  Check them out at today.