What Is Central Air Conditioning

If you are trying to smoothly transition into summer each year without relying on air conditioning throughout your home, it can be quite uncomfortable at times. There are many types of air conditioning units you can install into a home, from window units to full-sized multi-zone automated systems. Central air conditioners are also known as ducted air conditioning and are one of the most popular HVAC systems you can install into your house.

What Is A Central Air Conditioning System?

Central air conditioning systems use a system of ducts that run through your roof and walls to direct airflow evenly throughout your home. The ducts are large ‘hoses’ that feed through your home and release air through vents in each room. They can distribute both hot and cold air and depend on the type of compressor or boiler you use, can be used all year round to maintain constant temperatures throughout your home. They can be programmed to let more air access larger rooms or can be set to run different air temperatures to different rooms based on your requirements.

How Does It Work?

Generally, the air will be sent through one vent and when the air either cools or warms again, it is transferred through other vents which then recycle it back through the system to make it warm or cool again. Vents are commonly placed in walls, in the floor of homes and the ceiling. Depending on the type of system and installation you are having installed will depend on the locations of your vents, how many there are and how the air flows back to the central system.

The compressor part of the system turns room or ‘air temperature’ air into a cooler or warmer temperature based on the thermostat setting you create on the module that controls the system.

Why Are They A Good Option?

Air conditioners not only change the temperature of the air in your home, but they also filter the air for impurities making a healthier home. The air quality in your home is one important element that can alter the health of your family. If the air quality is poor, and your family members have asthma or allergies they can be more prone to attacks. Clean air from air conditioning units offers relief for allergy and asthma sufferers all year round.

Air conditioners dehumidify incoming air as well, creating less chance that mold and mildew will form. Central air conditioning units also use less energy than many other types of systems, and when set to the right settings with the right types of sensors, can shut off when you leave a room, and turn back on when you return.

Central air conditioners are quiet, they are virtually invisible from inside your home except for small vents that can be matched to your décor, they are far more efficient, and they are both convenient and easy to operate. Choosing the right system for your home will require professional help. A central air conditioner expert will be able to advise you of the options available for automation, room sensors, and the perfect setup to suit your home.