Air Conditioning Systems: What Works for My Home?

Air Conditioner is Freezing UpChoosing a new air conditioning system for your Minneapolis home is a huge decision. At Northern’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, we know these systems better than most. We get calls from residents all the time with questions about selecting the right system for their home. In this article, we’ll look at how to know what works for your home.

Choosing a Central Air Conditioner

Central air conditioning systems use ducts to distribute cooled air throughout your Minneapolis house. In a split system, which is the most common design, refrigerant circulates between an indoor coil and a matching outdoor condenser with a compressor. The refrigerant cools the air, dehumidifying it in the process; a blower circulates air through ducts throughout the house. A variation is the heat pump, a type of system that functions as both heater and cooler.

Choosing a Heat Pump Air Conditioner

Heat pump air conditioners are common in regions with moderate heating and cooling needs in Minneapolis. During the cooling season, heat pumps move warm air from your cool house outside. During the heating season, they do they opposite. Systems with heat pumps are typically in use for cooling for about seven months in a year.

Choosing a Split Ductless System

Split ductless systems have an outside condenser and one to four indoor blower units mounted high on the wall. Tubing connects these parts and circulates refrigerant. The tubing, along with an electric and drain line, is run through a 3-inch hole hidden behind each indoor unit. Each indoor unit cools the room in which it’s installed and has its own remote control. Split ductless systems need no ductwork, making them easier to add to homes without existing ducts. They can be more expensive than window air conditioners, and professional installation is recommended.

Give Us a Call Today!

Call the experienced professionals at Northern’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more about selecting the right system for your Minneapolis home. You can reach us at 763-412-1197.

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