Air conditioners are popular cooling devices which don’t need any introduction. In this post you’ll learn:
- Types of Air Conditioners [Construction] – Split vs Windows vs Portable
- Types of Air conditioner [Technology] – Inverter vs Noninverter
- What are Tons
- How to size ac for your room
- Practical Applications
List of Contents
Parts of air conditioner
- Blower: The front component in the indoor units which pulls normal air from the room.
- Evaporator coil: Next to the blower is an evaporator coil which takes humidity and heat (in the form of gases)from the air.
- Compressor: It compresses the gases by pressurizing them.
- Condensor: It is installed in the outdoor unit and it cools down the refrigerant.
- Fan: It is used to cool the condenser components.
- Thermostat: It reads the temperature and sets the ac to achieve the desired temperature.
Types of Air Conditioners on the Basics of Construction
- Split: It has separate indoor and outdoor units. They are widely used in homes and offices.
- Window: They contain indoor and outdoor units in a single box and are installed in walls.
- Portable: They are modern portable devices some of which are similar to split types ac’s, while others have cooling ducts.
Types of Air conditioners on the Basis of technology: Inverter vs Non-inverter AC
On the basis of technology, AC’s are divided into two types.
- Non-Inverter: As the name indicates they are old ac units which don’t contain inverter unit.
- Inverter: Inverter air conditioners are advanced models of air conditioners which contain a variable frequency drive. It adjusts the frequency to a useful level which increases the efficiency and lifespan of the overall system.
What are tons
The ton is unit of cooling where 1 ton equals 3.6 kW. It is a unit of gross internal capacity which equals 100 cubic feet. One ton is also defined as the refrigerating power which is able to freeze 2,000 pounds of water at 0°C in a day.
How to size the AC for Room
Practical applications of AC
- Used in industries for cooling the large electrical and mechanical structures
- Used in chemical, medical, and biological labs
- Used in nuclear power plants
- Data centers, workstations
- Employed in homes and offices