Productivity in the workplace can be affected by heat and humidity. If the work area is large, in which case one small air conditioner would not be enough, but you can make conditions more comfortable for work by installing central air conditioners if the work area is large. It is imperative to install central air conditioning if you wish to cool the entire house or office.
The principle of central air conditioners and how they work is to transfer heat from one station to the other with help of a transporting media which in this case is refrigerant known as Freon. Central air conditioners are a two part split system. The air handler is one part which is placed inside the home and the other part is the condensing unit which is located outdoors.
The central air conditioners remove the heat from the air inside and transfer it to the air outside to cool the inside of your home. Indoor air is passed over the condensing unit or a refrigerant coil, and then it is released outside. The thermostat setting sets the temperature inside at the desired level. The prior process is how the temperature is reduced.
Useful hints for buying central air conditioners
*Choose a system that suits your local climate and total cooling load. There are evaporative coolers that are used in hot and arid regions like the southwest. There is also compressor-driven central air conditioner.
*Make sure that you get the right size system for the area needed to be cooled.
*Seer rating higher than 12.0 when you are looking for central air conditioners.
*Central air conditioner system could be linked to the ducts from the existing forced-air heating system, but this depends upon their size and relative heating if you have ducts for an existing forced-air heating system, the central air conditioner system could be linked to these ducts, depending upon their size and the relative heating and cooling loads for your home. At this point you need to take the advice of a good HVAC contractor.
Proper sizing and installation are essential for the efficient operation of a central air conditioner. You may not get adequate cooling on hot and humid days if the central air unit is either too large and if it is too small. Other issues that affect the efficiency of the air conditioning unit, they are: proper unit location, lack of duct insulation, improper duct sealing, and incorrect refrigerant charge.
The most important aspects that should be considered when buying a central air conditioner are: provision of a fan-only switch, a filter check-light and an automatic-delay fan switch. Also choose a central air conditioner that does not make too much noise.
You need to replace the outdoor (compressor) unit of the central air conditioner unit, it would decrease the cost considerably and increase the efficiency of the unit if you could find one that is compatible with the existing indoor (blower coil) unit. An old blower coil would not be suitable for a highly efficient outdoor unit.
It will be necessary to contract the services of an electrician to assess the needs of your homeâ��s electrical supply, voltage and amperage capacity before putting in the central air conditioners. You will need a constant 230-volt circuit and 20-50 amps of power.
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