Even when it’s Fall time in Texas, it is still Summer. Or Winter. Sometimes it is easier to guess by just looking at the front lawn. If the grass is burned, yeah, Summer is not over yet. Living and working in Plano, Texas and neighboring cities, like Carrollton, Addison, Arlington, and other cities ending with –on, taught us to pay attention to weather and its extremes.
AC is one way to stop the heat, or to kick it out, but not all systems are the same. Here’s a list of possibly less used AC units around Plano Texas.
Ductless Split System Air Conditioners
Mini: This term refers to the fact that the outside unit of a mini-split system, technically called a condensing unit or condenser, is smaller than a standard split system outside unit. Maximum capacity of a mini split system is less than the capacity of a standard split system. It’s more compact, and it can be installed on the ground, an outside wall or the roof.
Split: This term means the system has an outside unit, the condensing unit, and an indoor unit called the evaporator or air handler. This differs from a package unit where the heat source and air handler are combined in one large cabinet. Each mini-split condenser works with up to eight air handlers in separate rooms or zones. Evaporators are installed in the ceiling (small), high on a wall (small and medium) or on the floor (large) based on project requirements.
Ductless: Mini-split systems are also called ductless systems because no ductwork is required. Refrigerant carries heat from the condenser to the evaporator when heating (heat pumps only) and from the evaporator to the condenser when cooling (AC-only and heat pump models) through separate lines installed through the wall (preferred) or roof (some commercial installations). An electrical power line runs between the two. A drain line from the evaporator runs to the outside to drain condensation when the unit is air conditioning and dehumidifying the space.
Package Terminal Air Conditioners
Often abbreviated as PTAC, packaged terminal air conditioner units are energy efficient solutions to cooling and heating spaces without the need for ductwork. Whether you’re renovating an old home, replacing an existing model, or outfitting the guest room for family and friends, packaged terminal air conditioners are the answer to providing your space with long-term comfort.
Typically used in the hotel industry or for homes that lack central air conditioning, packaged terminal air conditioner units are space-saving appliances that provide powerful relief—whether it be heating or cooling—to the rooms they are in. These ductless ACs are designed for through-the-wall installations close to the floor of your room, with the exterior grill facing outside and the controls facing the room.
From installation tips to brand comparisons, if you’re on the hunt for a new packaged terminal air conditioner and aren’t sure where to begin, this article will provide you with everything you need to know.
Evaporative or “Swamp” Coolers
The best portable swamp coolers can create a cooling ocean breeze within your home, which will be welcome as the depths of summer approach. They’re also pretty eco-friendly appliances, as they don’t use coolants or compressors to bring the air temperature down. Plus, they won’t leave unwanted moisture on your furniture or floors, and can work away quietly in the background of your home.
A ground source heat pump takes advantage of the naturally occurring difference between the above-ground air temperature and the subsurface soil temperature to move heat in support of end uses such as space heating, space cooling (air conditioning), and even water heating. A ground source or geoexchange system consists of a heat pump connected to a series of buried pipes. One can install the pipes either in horizontal trenches just below the ground surface or in vertical boreholes that go several hundred feet below ground. The heat pump circulates a heat-conveying fluid, sometimes water, through the pipes to move heat from point to point.
Dragon Air Services is a family-owned business located in the heart of Plano. We specialize in residential Air Conditioning and Heating repairs, Air Conditioning, and Heating replacements, and Air conditioning and Heating service. Our expert technicians pride themselves in providing honest diagnostics so our customers can make educated decisions on what’s best for them. If you are in need of replacing and HVAC unit in Dallas, Plano or surrounding cities call us today at 214-790-9872 to schedule an appointment.
Here’s the list of services we provide in Plano and Collin County
- AC repair
- AC Replacement
- AC Installation
- Heater Repairs
- Heater Replacements
- Heater Installation
- AC and Heater Preventative Maintenance Furnace Repair
- Furnace Replacement
- Furnace Installation
- Duct Replacement
- Duct Design