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Central Air Conditioning

Central air conditioning (or central A/C) is a system in which air is cooled at a central location and distributed to and from rooms by one or more fans via ductwork. The compressor is what makes the whole process of air conditioning work like magic. The compression of the refrigerant gas enables it to release heat from the house, and in turn, cool air is produced.

Advantages of a central air conditioning unit

  • Cooling comfort during the heat of summer – Central air conditioning helps keep your home cool and reduces humidity levels.
  • Cleaner air – As your central air-conditioning system draws air out of the rooms in your house through return air ducts, the air is pulled through an air filter, which removes airborne particles such as dust and lint. Sophisticated filters, like those found in the Lennox Healthy Climate® purification systems, may remove microscopic pollutants, as well. The filtered air is then routed to air supply ductwork that carries it back to the rooms.
  • Quieter operation – Because the compressor-bearing unit is located outside the home, the indoor noise level from its operation is much lower than that of a free-standing air- conditioning unit.

Types of central air conditioners

There are two types of central air conditioners: a split system or a packaged unit.

In a split-system central air conditioner, an outdoor metal cabinet contains the condenser and compressor, and an indoor cabinet contains the evaporator. In many split-system air conditioners, this indoor cabinet also contains a furnace or an air handler. The air conditioner’s evaporator coil is installed in the cabinet or main supply duct of this furnace or heat pump. If your home already has a furnace but no air conditioner, a split system is the most economical central air conditioner to install.

In a packaged central air conditioner, the evaporator, condenser, and compressor are all located in one cabinet, which usually is placed on a roof or on a concrete slab next to the house’s foundation. Air supply and return ducts come from indoors through the home’s exterior wall or roof to connect with the packaged air conditioner, which is usually located outdoors. Packaged air conditioners often include electric heating coils or a natural gas furnace. This combination of air conditioner and central heater eliminates the need for a separate furnace.

Benefits of a central air-conditioning system

  • Indoor comfort during warm weather – Central air conditioning helps keep your home cool and reduces humidity levels.
  • Cleaner air – As your central air-conditioning system draws air out of the rooms in your house through return air ducts, the air is pulled through an air filter, which removes airborne particles such as dust and lint. Sophisticated filters, like those found in the Lennox Healthy Climate® purification systems, may remove microscopic pollutants, as well. The filtered air is then routed to air supply ductwork that carries it back to the rooms.
  • Noise Reduction – The main reason for this is due to the compressor-bearing unit being located outside your home, thus the noise level from its operation is much lower than that of a free-standing air- conditioning unit.

If you want or need your central air conditioning system replaced or a new one installed, always involve professionals. It is such a big component in your house which you can’t have it done shadily. For exceptional services, never hesitate to contact Emergency Maintenance Company the only 24-hour emergency HVAC Service in Philadelphia.

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