Understanding the Different Kinds of Cooling and Heating System for Your Home

Cooling and heating is a vital part of indoor air conditioning. There are various designs on the market for HVAC systems ranging from the small portable ones to central units. Central HVAC units will supply a limitless amount of heat and cold, have better quality air and are more energy efficient compared to other systems.

Central units unlike conventional ones also have very low noise levels and are hence the most comfortable. For Ontario residents, nothing beats central HVAC unit for their heating and cooling needs. Here are the various types of central HVAC systems you can select.

Heat Pumps

These units have an air handler placed indoors and a heat pump cabinet outside. The two primary categories of heat pumps include geothermal and air-source pumps. Ground or geothermal heat pumps deposit heat in the earth’s surface while air-source pumps deposit it into outdoor air. Heat pumps are the ideal option in areas with moderate climate.

Split Systems

Split HVAC systems are the most common. They have an indoor component which comprises a blower and evaporator coil and an outdoor part with a condenser coil and compressor. These two components are joined with a tube which pumps a refrigerant between them. Split units are the cost-efficient option for properties which have a central furnace.

Ductless Mini-Split Systems

These units are ideal for properties without ductwork.  A ductless mini-split unit has a heat pump attached to an air handling component in different rooms. Each room of your building gets controlled heating and cooling separately, and hence you have better temperature control with this system. Ductless mini-split systems are however costly.

Buying an HVAC unit is a significant investment, and your choice should be carefully considered. From the above central HVAC systems, you are sure to get one that will suit your needs. Regardless of your choice, ensure the unit is professionally installed to prevent costly breakdowns and enhance its durability.