Central Air Conditioning systems is much more efficient than room air conditioners; they will make your house comfortable during hot summer days, especially in Las Vegas. The size of your home will determine the type of air conditioning system you will need. Central air conditioners circulate cool air through a system of supply and return ducts.
Supply ducts and different registers such as: openings in the walls, floors, or ceilings covered by grills, carry cooled air from the air conditioner to the home. This cooled air becomes warmer as it circulates through the home; then it flows back to the central air conditioner through return ducts and registers.
There are two types of Central Air Conditioners – if you want to install new central air conditioning system, then is either a split-system unit or a package unit.
In a split-system central air conditioner, an outdoor metal cabinet contains the condenser and compressor, and an indoor cabinet contains the evaporator. A split-system usually is the most economical central air conditioner to install.
- Package unit
In a package central air conditioner, the evaporator, condenser, and compressor are all located in one cabinet, which usually is placed on a roof or on a concrete slab next to the house's foundation. Package air conditioners often include electric heating coils or a natural gas furnace. This combination of air conditioner and central heater eliminates the need for a separate furnace indoors.
Air conditioners help to dehumidify the incoming air, but in cases where the air conditioner is oversized or in an extremely humid climate such as we have here in Nevada (i.e. Las Vegas, Henderson) it may not achieve a desirable level of low humidity. Also running a dehumidifier in your air conditioned home will increase your energy use, both for the dehumidifier itself and because the air conditioner will require more energy to cool your house. To save energy and money, you should try to buy an energy-efficient air conditioner and reduce your central air conditioners energy use. Consider buying an energy-efficient model, look for the NV ENERGY® or ENERGY STAR® labels – qualified central AC units are about 15% more efficient than standard models.
Installation of new AC Units
When installing a new central air conditioning system, be sure that there is indoor space for the installation, maintenance, and repair of the new system, and install an access door in the furnace or duct to provide a way to clean the evaporator coil. Ensure there are enough supply registers to deliver cool air and enough return air registers to carry warm house air back to the air conditioner. Verify that the newly installed air conditioner has the exact refrigerant charge and airflow rate specified by the manufacturer, etc.
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