In the AC system, the compressor condenses and circulates the refrigerant through the outdoor unit, changing it from a gas to a liquid. The liquid is then forced through the indoor evaporator coil or cooling compartment. The indoor unit’s fan circulates the inside air to pass across the evaporator fins. The evaporator’s metal fins exchange the thermal energy with the air around it. There, the refrigerant turns from liquid into vapor, removing any heat from the surrounding air. As the heat is removed from the air, the air is cooled and blown back into the house.
Air handlers usually connect to duct work that distributes the conditioned air through the building.
One of the biggest advantages of a heat pump over a standard heating and air conditioning unit is that there’s no need to install separate systems to heat and cool your home. Heat pumps also work extremely efficiently, because they simply transfer heat, rather than burn fuel to create it. This makes them a little more green than a gas-burning furnace. Installation for this type of system typically consists of two parts: an indoor unit called an air handler and an outdoor unit similar to a central air conditioner, but referred to as a heat pump.
When it’s cold outside a heat pump extracts outside heat and transfers it inside. When it’s warm outside, it reverses directions and acts like an air conditioner, removing heat from your home.
Ductless Split Systems
Split ductless is a smart way to add air conditioning to a limited number of multiple rooms without having to open up walls to install ductwork—as you would with a central-air system—or install and remove multiple window units each year.
Systems have an exterior condenser and an indoor evaporator unit that houses the cooling coil, a fan, and controls, to which you can add indoor blowers.
Spacepak / Unico Systems
This type of air conditioning is ideal for homes that would benefit from central air conditioning and heating – older homes with little or no attic space; historic properties where architectural highlights must be preserved; homes with baseboard hot water, steam radiators, or electric radiant heat; or new construction with in-floor radiant heat. Distribution of air is by means of flexible, pre-insulated 2-inch mini air ducts (inside diameter) which slide through wall structures and around obstructions. Each mini duct run has special sound attenuation materials that absorb airborne and regenerated noise to provide a quiet air conditioning system.
Small air outlets about the size of a CD are the only visible component of the SpacePak system. Custom plastic or oak outlets that virtually disappear in the home’s wood floors deliver warmed or cooled air without drafts.
Standard SpacePak air conditioning outlets can be installed in the ceiling, walls, or floors and can be painted or wallpapered to match room decor.
With Any Air Conditioner Replacement.