Different Types of AC Systems and Their Advantages

Air conditioners come in various sizes and models, so choosing one that can cool your property efficiently can be tricky. Fortunately, it’s easy to tell which AC system fits your specifications by knowing the various types of air conditioners available. In this article, we will be taking a look at the most typically used and recommended air conditioning systems you can find in the marketplace. 

Window Air Conditioner

A window unit air conditioner is one of the most commonly used cooling systems that can cool a single room. Its components are housed in a single box. A window AC unit is relatively easy to install and can fit most windows and wall slots while also remaining affordable.

Split/Ductless Air Conditioner

A split or ductless air conditioning unit is comprised of two units and does not require any ductwork to distribute cool air. The outdoor unit houses the compressor, condenser, and expansion valve, while the indoor unit is where the evaporator/cooling coil and cooling fan are located. The indoor unit is wall-mounted and is connected to the outdoor unit through a small hole in the wall. Some split/ductless AC systems feature home automation, which allows you to control the temperature and output of the air conditioner from afar. The Split/Ductless AC is one of the newest and most popular cooling systems of today.

Packaged Air Conditioner

A packaged terminal air conditioner is a cooling system that offers a higher cooling capacity. This self-contained unit can be designed in one of two possible arrangements. The first setup has all the components housed in a single box, while in the second setup the compressor and condenser are contained in a single casing. Since a packaged air conditioner can provide cool air for more than two rooms, it’s usually used in restaurants and small hallways.   

Central Air Conditioner

A central air conditioning system is suitable for large buildings such as houses, hotels, factories, and movie theaters. It’s a fully ducted system that works by extracting and cooling warm air from different parts of the property, before distributing the cooled air throughout the area. A central air conditioning system is capable of cooling every room consistently. This system is also a cost-effective and practical approach to cool huge properties, eliminating the need to fit individual AC units in each room.


Now that you know the various advantages of the aforementioned air conditioning systems, choosing one that’s suitable for your property and budget will be simple. If you need help in choosing and installing your new AC system in your Hilton Head Island, SC or Savannah, GA property, contact Aeroseal of the Lowcountry today. Our fully licensed and certified technicians will handle the installation procedure to ensure that your AC unit won’t get damaged during the process. We also offer other air conditioning services to improve your current AC’s performance. Just give us a call at 843-547-2191 for a free estimate.