When it comes to living in Lagos Nigeria, one of the best features of living in modern times is home climate control. Residential air conditioning, in particular, offers us a more comfortable living environment during the hot summer months. Here is an overview of types of residential air conditioners and the benefits and drawbacks specific to each.
Central air offers whole-house comfort from one air conditioning system. Most homes that have central air conditioning use a split system that circulates air through ductwork. The split aspect means that the system is composed of two primary units. An outdoor component houses the condenser and compressor while the indoor component houses the evaporator coils and air handler. Like most air conditioning systems, central air systems use refrigerant to remove heat from the home’s air. This heat is discharged outdoors and cooled air is pushed into the home via ducts and vents.
Window air conditioners contain elements similar to a central air conditioner, such as refrigerant, fan, evaporator coils and a compressor, but these are combined in a small unit that can be mounted in a window. They are available in different sizes to cool small or large rooms.
Wall Mounted A/C
Wall air conditioners are similar to window units but they are installed through a wall instead of a window.