Global warming is affecting the Earth’s climate by creating extreme weather conditions. The demand for efficient split air conditioners and window air coolers is bigger than ever. Many manufacturers offer through the wall air conditioner and heat units in a variety of sizes and with multiple features in all price ranges to fit any size budget.
Consumers will notice that wall split and unitary air conditioners are the two basic types of systems available on the market.
Unitary systems are more common. These coolers require a hole in the wall or a window for installation. The system works by using a fan to blow air over an evaporator, which cools it to a comfortable temperature. An additional fan blows hot air over a condenser, which is installed outside.
This allows any hot air from the inside to vent to the exterior of the building. Window or through the wall units are also available and those with heaters allow for year round climate control. A unitary system only allows for cooling a single room. Consumers who need to cool several rooms will need to purchase multiple air conditioners.
A PTAC system or wall split air conditioning unit are ductless systems. These units cool air using a different mechanism. The system consists of a condensing unit installed inside and an evaporative unit installed outside. A tube runs through the wall to link the two components. This allows you to set the temperature in each room and installation does not take up a lot of interior space.
A wall split unit allows you to heat rooms when the outdoor temperature drops. This is possible by using a gas heater, an electric strip, or some other type of heater. Reversing the refrigerant flow will allow the system to deliver hot air.
Window and split air cooling systems used to be expensive but that is no longer the case. In the past, these systems were expensive to operate because they used so much energy. Prices today are more affordable and most units are equipped with energy saving features. These products are readily available for purchase from online retailers.