Types of Air Conditioning Systems


There are a few different types of air conditioning systems available. Each different type has pros and cons, and deciding on one is very dependant upon your needs and situations. The main types of air conditioning systems include:

  • Traditional Split A/C Systems
  • Ductless Mini-Split A/C Systems
  • Package A/C Systems
  • Swamp Coolers and Evaporative Coolers

Traditional Split A/C Systems

Traditional split air conditioning systems separate the evaporative section of the system from the condensing section. The two halves of the system are then linked via ductwork. The evaporative side of the system cools the air by evaporating liquid refrigerant when air is passed over it. The condensing side condenses the vaporized refrigerant back to a liquid for the cycle to start all over again.

These are by far the most common types of air conditioning systems around. They are easy to install and maintain. The only unfortunate part about these systems is that they take up a large amount of space.

Ductless Mini-Split A/C Systems

Swamp coolers and evaporative coolers are the same things. They differ from split and package systems in that they do not use any kind of refrigerant at all. Instead, they pass air through a pad that is soaked in water and then pump that air into the space to be cooled.

Swamp coolers are really only effective in dry, hot climates. If the humidity rises above 50%, then the effectiveness of a swamp/evaporative cooler drops exponentially.

Contact Our Air Conditioning Experts Today

Regardless of the type of air conditioner you have, our team of HVAC technicians is guaranteed to have the training and knowledge to service it. So, what are you waiting for? Whether you have a traditional split A/C system, a package system, a mini-split, or a swamp cooler, the technicians here at Albuquerque Plumbing, Heating & Cooling have you covered.

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