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Home Air Conditioners

Air conditioning units. Wall, portable, Trane, and more information.

For those that live in warmer climates an essential fixture to have fitted in a property are home air conditioners. During the hottest weather of the year these can keep the temperature in a house at a more comfortable level and make the rooms in your home more pleasant places to spend time.

Basic home air conditioners are essentially refrigeration units which remove the hot air from a room and recycle it back as cooler air. As well as cooling the air, an air conditioner can also act as a dehumidifier. As they work they remove excess water from the air and deposit it outside through a hose. Most air conditioning units also have filters incorporated that help to remove dirt and pollutants. This means that the air they pass back into a room is cleaner. The overall effect of this is to make the air in a room cooler and cleaner making it a more comfortable and healthier place to be.

Home air conditioners come in a few different styles and the type you need will be determined by a few factors. If you only require only one or two rooms in a home, such as a bedroom and lounge, cooled then an individual air conditioning unit is probably the best choice. These are smaller units which are typically wall or window mounted and they are ideal for cooling a small area such as a single room. However, if you want your whole house to be cooled during the heat of the summer months then a central air conditioner can be a more effective system. This typically includes a larger central unit such as a heat pump air handler and duct work that extends around all the rooms of a property.

Typically window or wall mounted home air conditioners are a more affordable option if only a few rooms are to be cooled. They are easier to install and can be affordable to run for one or two rooms. However if you want your whole home cooled it is more sensible to have a central air conditioner system installed rather than using a series of individual units. Although it is typically more expensive to install, a central air conditioner is usually more economical to run than individual units in every room and also tend to be quieter. While it is possible to purchase and install individual units for cooling a single room yourself, central air conditioners generally have to be installed by licensed contractors.

If you are considering home air conditioners for your home then there are a few manufacturers that produce these. Some of those that produce central air conditioner systems include Goodman, Bryant and Lennox while manufacturers that produce window/wall mounted models include Trane, LG Electronics and Zenith.

Typically the cost to install a central air conditioner is more expensive. Consumer Search indicates that the cost of replacing an existing system with ductwork in place will cost around $3,000 while a new system with ductwork will cost of the order of $6,000. However this is for a standard sized residential property and the final cost will typically depend on the size of your property. For window/wall units the price will typically be in the range $100 to $500.

In a hotter climate, installing home air conditioners can make your property a more comfortable place to live. Whether you use it to cool one room or your whole home it can be a sensible idea and can make the heat of the summer months more bearable.