18000 BTU Air Conditioner
18000 BTU Air Conditioner
Comfort is paramount. There are many options when it comes to cooling down in warmer months.
To determine the power required for your area, you can use our BTU calculator. You might need a small wall unit or window conditioner depending on the space available and your weather. While whole-home conditioners are preferred by most people (also called central air conditioners), this is not always possible due to the need for ductwork. Mini splits with ductless technology offer whole-home cooling without the need for ductwork. The unit can be turned off completely in rooms that are not being used to reduce your monthly bills.
Cool air is circulated by central air conditioners through a network of return and supply ducts. The cool air flows through registers, supply ducts, and then back to the central conditioner via return ducts. Check out the Energy Saver 101 Infographic on Home Cooling to see how central air conditioners stack up against other cooling systems.
Although air conditioners can dehumidify the air coming in, they may fail to achieve low humidity in humid conditions or where there is excessive heat. Your energy consumption will go up if you have a dehumidifier installed in your home. The conditioner will also use more energy to cool the house. An alternative option is to retrofit most systems with a dehumidifying heating pipe.
Set the fan’s auto mode to turn off the central air compressor if you have one. To put it another way, do not use your central air system to circulate air. Instead, use individual fans.
An outdoor cabinet houses the compressor and condenser, while an indoor cabinet holds the evaporator. Many split-system air conditioners include an indoor cabinet that houses a furnace and the indoor portion of a heatpump. This cabinet, or main supply conduit of the furnace or heat pump houses the evaporator coil. A split-system central air conditioner is best if your house already has a furnace, but not an air conditioner.
A central air conditioner is a package that contains the condenser and evaporator. It can be placed either on the roof of the home or directly on the foundation. These air conditioners are also used in commercial buildings. The return and supply ducts run from the outdoors through the exterior walls or roofs of the house to the packaged AC unit, which is typically located outside. Many packaged air conditioners include either an electric heating coil or natural gas furnace. The central heater and air conditioner can be combined to eliminate the need for an indoor furnace.