Types of Air Conditioners:
1. Portable units
2. Through-the-wall units
3. Window units
4. Ductless Mini-Splits
5. Central or whole-home units
Window units are the most popular air conditioners. They are the easiest to install and remove. This type of A/C fits in a window opening and vents to the outside.
Through-the-wall units are heavier and larger than window units. A through-the-wall unit rests within an air conditioner sleeve that is set into an exterior wall. Circuitry must be analyzed because these units often require greater amperage and voltage.
Portable air conditioners are ideal for smaller spaces and they exhaust through temporary ducting and can be moved from room to room.
Ductless Mini-split units work like a central system, but they’re made to cool/heat one room. The compressor sits outside on a pad on the ground, on the side of a building, or on the roof, while the fan sits on a bracket at the top of the interior wall.
Central or whole-home units cool the entire house. Frequently combined with heating (HVAC system) they are the most expensive option and require expert installation.
Room size is perhaps the most important factor in determining the size of air conditioner you need, but consider also:
1. The number of windows in the room
2. The room’s exposure
3. The quality of room insulation
4. Other appliances that may be in use
5. The number of people in the room
Air conditioners, especially older units, are among the most expensive appliances to run. Choosing an appropriately sized unit is critical, because a unit that is too small will not meet your cooling demands, and one that is too large will cost more to run and will not properly control humidity.
Feder’s offers a wide vairiety of the finest air conditioners, so please call or stop by and speak with our knowledgeable staff to pick the right fit for you!
Remember we have added a new showroom/warehouse in Santa Monica so you can order from either there or our North Hollywood locations.
North Hollywood Showroom/Warehouse: 818-769-8000 or TOLL-FREE: 866-FEDERS-0
North Hollywood Warehouse: 818-982-3300
Santa Monica Showroom/Warehouse: 310-450-8585 or TOLL-FREE: 855-28-FEDER