What Are the Types of Air Conditioners?


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The different types of air conditioners include window air conditioners, portable air conditioners, split or ductless air conditioners, tower air conditioners, and central air conditioners. Air conditioners are installed in windows, they have the ability to roll across the floor or they can be mounted on walls.

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What Are the Types of Air Conditioners?
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Window air conditioners are the most common type of air conditioner, and they are designed to fit securely on a window sill. This air conditioner is a single unit that incorporates the necessary components, such as the expansion valve, compressor, evaporator coil and condenser inside the single box enclosure. This type of air conditioner requires less maintenance and minimal effort for installation. Window air conditioners are also less expensive than many other types of air conditioners.

Split air conditioners have two separate units that consist of internal and external units. The internal unit is installed inside the home and draws in warm air in order to distribute cold air. The external unit is installed outside the home and contains the compressor. This unit is connected to the internal unit with electric cables and drain pipes. This type of air conditioner can be installed in an area without windows, requires minimal space inside the home, and it is generally more silent than window units.

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