What Are the Different Types of Air Conditioning Units?

There are many different types of air conditioner units and remotes, so it’s important to understand the needs of you and your family. Each type has advantages and drawbacks. Here is a quick look at a few:

  • Window Unit: Compact and containing all components in one casing, window units cool a single room, blowing colder air inside and releasing warm air outside.
  • Wall-Mounted A/C: This self-contained unit is permanently mounted into a sleeve, placed within a space cut through an exterior wall.
  • Ductless/Mini-Split: This air conditioner doesn’t require ductwork, but it creates zones so different rooms in the home can be set to different temperatures.
  • Central Air: This type of system cools an entire home at once via supply and return ducts and registers; air is circulated back to the A/C, which may be housed on the roof or outside.
  • Portable: An easy-to-install option for cooling a single room, the condenser coil is housed within the unit, which has an exhaust hose to vent warm air outside.
  • Swamp Coolers: An evaporative cooler uses water to cool incoming air, which is then distributed throughout a house.

Benefits of Having a Remote for Your A/C

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A remote control enables you to turn your A/C on or off, set the temperature, or adjust the fan speed without being next to the unit. If you’re considering A/C repair or replacement, you should think about getting a new remote too. It’s important to replace your air conditioner as needed for comfort and efficiency. If you need a remote, browse our catalog or call 855-573-6683 for help.

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