A central air conditioner cools with an outdoor compressor and condenser coil connected to an indoor furnace or air handler, which is fitted with an evaporator coil. Refrigerant circulates through tubing (usually copper) that runs between these components. Warm air is brought into the ductwork via return ducts, blown across a cooled coil, and delivered to various rooms throughout the house via supply ducts.
There are also packaged heating and air conditioning systems. These products avoids the cumbersome apparatus involved in the other systems, and instead include just one unit with several functions. With central air capabilities, these packaged systems are popular in commercial establishments such as condominiums and hotels.
Ductless HVAC Split System
Sometimes called a “ductless mini split,” this system uses a ductless heat pump, a blower unit (installed in an exterior wall) and a condenser (outside on the ground). This feature is shared with other central air conditioning units. Like other HVAC systems, a split system cools in the summer but it also provides heat in the winter.
The professional technicians at Chambers Heating & A.C. will know exactly what type of apparatus you have, and be able to navigate the air ducts. Knowing the air duct system is essential to providing thorough maintenance. The ductwork’s job is not only to distribute the conditioned air, but also to return air to the HVAC compressor.