AC & Heater Repair in San Antonio

The 'Cool' World of Air Conditioners

In a world that loves cool, the air conditioner reigns supreme. But what you might not know, is that air conditioners have developed their own little world. There are all different types and models, all of which serve a different purpose. Let’s take a look at the three main systems and see how they can serve you.

Central Air Conditioners
Central air units are designed to cool the entire house. They do so with the help of a large compressor unit located outside of your home. Once the air gets inside, it is distributed throughout the house by a series of ducts. That’s why this system is best for homes with multiple rooms that need cooling.

Evaporative Coolers
Evaporative coolers, sometimes called swamp coolers, are a great alternative for people living in dry climates. These coolers work by taking outside air and passing it through moist pads, where the air is cooled through evaporation. For this reason, the evaporative cooler uses significantly less energy than a typical refrigerant based cooling system. The only electricity it needs is to power the fan that distributes the air throughout your home.

Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners
Ductless systems are great for a multitude of reasons. They reduce allergens inside your home because they don’t use the same filters and ducts that forced air systems do. They also have the ability to cool individual rooms throughout your home, so you don’t have to waste money in a room you aren’t using. But, they are also the most costly of the cooling systems. So when you are deciding what system is right for your home, it is important to weigh all of your options.

At Schmidt Mechanical, we understand the air conditioning world better than most. Our knowledge allows us to provide top quality service to San Antonio and the surrounding areas. To learn more about the services we offer, give us a call at (210) 361-7002 or visit our website.