A Guide to Different Kinds of Air Conditioning and How They're Installed


With so many kinds of air conditioning systems out there, choosing the right one for your space can be an overwhelming task. In this blog, we will be discussing the different kinds of air conditioners available in the market and how they're installed.

Window Air Conditioners

Window air conditioners are the most commonly used unit for homes and apartments. They are installed in a single-window opening and are easy to install and remove. These units come in various sizes and cooling capacities, making them ideal for smaller spaces.

To install a window air conditioner, follow these steps:

  • Measure the size of the window opening and ensure your new unit is the right fit.
  • Remove the window sash from the window frame and place the air conditioner in the opening.
  • Secure the unit in place by closing the window down onto the top of the unit. Some units may require brackets or screws to ensure they're secure.

Split Air Conditioners

Split air conditioners are a great option for larger spaces and commercial buildings. They consist of two parts: an indoor unit that is mounted on the inside wall and an outdoor unit that is placed outside the building. They are quieter and more energy-efficient than window units.

To install a split air conditioner, follow these steps:

  • Locate a suitable spot on the wall where you want to install the indoor unit.
  • Drill a hole in the wall to connect the indoor and outdoor units.
  • Install the outdoor unit on a flat surface outside your building.
  • Connect the two units with copper tubing and electrical wires.

Central Air Conditioners

Central air conditioners are ideal for large homes and commercial spaces since they provide cooling for the entire building. They consist of an outdoor unit and an indoor unit that is usually installed in the basement or utility room.

To install a central air conditioning system, follow these steps:

  • Install the outdoor unit in a suitable location outside the building.
  • Install ductwork throughout the building.
  • Install the indoor unit in the basement or utility room.
  • Install a thermostat that controls the temperature and humidity levels.

Portable Air Conditioners

Portable air conditioners are ideal for people who want to cool one room at a time and are not in a position to install a permanent air conditioning unit. These units are mobile and can be moved from room to room as needed.

To install a portable air conditioner, follow these steps:

  • Choose a suitable location for the unit near a power outlet and window.
  • Install the exhaust hose through the window to ensure proper ventilation.
  • Plug in the unit and turn it on.

For more info about air conditioning installation, contact a local company. 


8 January 2024

Cool off Your AC Bill

Every summer, I agonized over energy bills that would shoot into the stratosphere as a result of my efforts to keep cool in the heat. Every time I turned the temperature down, my bills increased. This summer, I decided to take some of the control over my energy bill back. I installed reflective film on my windows that reduced the amount of light and heat coming into the house. I started serving more cold meals or asking my husband to barbecue outside, so that my air conditioner didn't have to compete with the hot stove, and I started doing laundry at night to reduce appliance heat in the house at peak times. I also had ceiling fans installed. So far, the difference in my bill has been tremendous. This blog is a way for me to explore other ways to reduce energy drain during the summer months.