Learning about the different types of air conditioning products is a great way to ensure that you get the results you desire. The two main air conditioning products available are refrigerative products and evaporative products.


Refrigerative air conditioning products are especially popular and can supply a cooling only service. Evaporative air conditioning products are still being researched and may be considered for future use. So, in the meantime, we’re going to focus on the different types of refrigerative air conditioning products available for your home.


  • Split system (non-ducted) air conditioners are one of the most common types, which have outdoor units, which house the condenser and compressor. This also has an indoor unit mounted on a wall and they can serve small bedrooms to large open plan living areas as well.
  • Window/wall unit air conditioners are the units which host all the parts within the single unit. These units may be mounted into walls or installed through windows. They aren’t as efficient, but are cheaper and easier to install, as compared to split systems.
  • Ducted system air conditioner systems are units which can provide both heating and cooling for the whole house, as long as there are ducts positioned in various rooms throughout the house.
  • Multi-split air conditioner systems have multiple indoor units which are connected to a single outdoor unit. That way, you can have different temperatures in the different rooms of your home.
  • Portable air conditioners include things like window/wall units and portable air conditioners. These are contained entirely in the space you want the cold air.


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