How Does Central A/C Work?

central a/cWhen the mercury rises on the thermometer, air conditioning can play a big part in your home comfort. Many times, homeowners have only a minimal understanding of their HVAC system, which can make an A/C upgrade or replacement even more difficult. So how does central A/C work? 

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High Efficiency A/C: Keep it Running Like a Dream

high efficiency a/c-dover-sherborn area, MassachusettsIf you're using a high efficiency A/C in your eastern Massachusetts home, that's good. Air conditioning units with a SEER rating of 15 or more, commonly considered "high efficiency," are proven to be significantly better at providing high levels of cool air comfort while consuming less energy than units from just eight or 10 years ago.

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Variable-Speed Air Conditioning Systems Impact Efficiency

Most home air conditioning systems are split systems, meaning they have two constituent units. The outdoor unit houses a condenser that ejects hot air and contains connective refrigerant tubing. The indoor unit, known as the air handler, disperses cool air through the vents in your home. When you're upgrading your HVAC components or installing a new system, you can get either a single-speed or a variable-speed air handler.

Variable-speed air handlers offer several advantages over single-speed systems. Whereas single-speed systems always run on "high," a variable-speed air handler offers a range of settings, which can reduce your power use -- and your utility bills. If you need to cool down your house only a little bit, you can use a lower setting, which draws less energy.

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