Central Air Conditioning
Central air conditioning units circulate cool air in a closed room, which helps to dehumidify incoming air in humid conditions like those in the Portland Metro area. They circulate cool air through a system of supply and return ducts. Supply ducts and carry cooled air from the air conditioner to your house. When the cooled air warms as it circulates through the house, it flows back to the central air conditioner through return ducts and registers.
You can save energy and money by purchasing an energy efficient air conditioner and reduce your central air use. Today’s best models use 30-50% less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as air conditioners made 40 years ago. If your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may still save 20-40% of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more energy-efficient model.
Advantages of Central Air Conditioning
There are a number of advantages of central air conditioning, including:
- Improve indoor air quality
- Low operating volume
- Provide uniform cooling throughout your house
- Humidity Control
- Do not take up space indoors
- Saves energy over free-standing units