Did you know that modern air conditioning resulted from moisture problems in a paper mill? In 1902 Willis Carrier treated the air inside the mill by having it blown across chilled pipes. Since cool air can not hold as much moisture as warm air, the process decreased the humidity in the building and stabilized the moisture content of the paper. Carrier realized that his system also efficiently cooled the plant, and air conditioner was born. Central AC, heat pumps, and ductless air conditioners work on the same principles today. Which option you select depends on your home.
Benefits of Central Air Conditioning
Central air conditioning systems use existing ductwork to cool your home. All system components are located outside, except for the air handler shared with your furnace.
The advantage of central AC is the lower cost. You may already have a heating system in place and only need an air conditioner for hot summers. At Aire One Heating and Cooling, air conditioner installation in the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding regions, our expert technicians can advise you on the right air conditioner for your home.
Benefits of a Heat Pump
If you are looking for a complete HVAC solution for your home, a heat pump could be the solution. The component that makes a heat pump different from an AC unit is the reversing valve. The reversing valve allows this system to provide cool air in the summer and heat in the winter.
The value of a heat pump system is that you can use it year-round, so you don’t have to pay to install and maintain two units. They are also much more cost-effective when heating your home compared to traditional methods.
Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioners
Ductless air conditioners are ideal for homes that do not have existing ductwork. They consist of a wall-mounted indoor unit combined with an outside compressor. A small hole is drilled in the wall to connect the components.
Compared to window AC units, they make much less noise, take up less space, and provide a better seal from the outside. If you plan to renovate your basement or add an addition to your home, these units are an excellent supplement to your HVAC system.
Our team at Aire One Heating and Cooling serving Newmarket, Keswick, Aurora, Stouffville, King City, North York, and other surrounding areas across Southern Ontario, take a needs-based approach to ensure you get the right system for your home. Contact us today to schedule an in-home assessment to determine the best cooling system for your house.