Different types of air conditioning systems for different homes

Installing an air conditioning system in your home represents a significant investment, so it’s normal to want to make the most of it. But how do you know which type of air conditioning system is best suited for your residence? Several factors can come into play, such as the size of the air conditioner, its different features, the needs of your home, the quality of the system, its cost, and many other considerations. The following blog post will provide you with information on the different types of air conditioning systems for your home.

The Different Types of Air Conditioning Systems

There are currently several types of air conditioning systems, each designed for a specific purpose and a distinct area. For small spaces, a window air conditioner is definitely an economical and practical solution. However, it is a relatively noisy device and blocks part of the window. It also needs to be reinstalled every spring and stored during the winter. A wall-mounted air conditioner is more expensive, but it provides a quieter solution. It is installed in a recessed box in an exterior wall. For larger homes, a “split” air conditioner has a compressor and condenser unit installed outside the house. One or more air outlets are placed at the top of the walls in the spaces to be air-conditioned. Another option is a central heat pump, which can generate warm air during the winter and cool air during the summer. It is more expensive and bulky, but it is installed outside the house. The central air conditioner, on the other hand, has a compressor unit installed outside the residence. It also has an evaporator coil that is connected to the central heating system, which cools the air that is distributed through the ventilation ducts.

Regardless of the type you choose, prioritize three specific technical aspects: power, energy consumption, and operating noise.


According to CAA Québec, “a small unit that operates for a longer period will be more efficient than an oversized air conditioner that frequently starts and stops.” Indeed, it is better to run the unit for a longer time, which will reduce the humidity level, an important factor in maintaining maximum comfort in the home. It is recommended to maintain a humidity level between 30 and 50%, so choose an air conditioner designed for the dimensions of your home or the space you want to cool.

Energy Efficiency

You can refer to the Energy Guide label to find information on the efficiency of the unit you wish to purchase. Additionally, a product displaying the ENERGY STAR symbol ensures that it meets stringent requirements for energy efficiency.

Noise Level

The noise level is not a factor to overlook. It is important to ensure that the noise generated by the unit complies with municipal regulations or building regulations. A unit emitting more than 80 decibels will be disturbing for you and your neighbors. Refer to the unit’s technical specifications to check the noise level.

Don’t hesitate to contact professionals if you want the best advice on the ideal air conditioning system for your situation.

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