What is the Difference Between HVAC and AC?

HVAC vs. AC What’s the Difference?

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, air conditioning. AC stands for air conditioning. While the two terms are often used interchangeably, HVAC refers to the all in one package, total home comfort system that will keep your home, building or commercial space comfortable all year, whereas an AC will just cool your place.
Learn about the different types of systems to further differentiate which is right for your space.

3 Types of Air Conditioners

1. Central Air Conditioning / Central HVAC System

The ideal central HVAC unit takes care of everything, it heats, it cools, it works with the ventilation through a series of a ducts and vents known as that space’s ductwork, enabling every room to receive it’s own heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

A central air conditioning unit is an ideal unit for standard homes, buildings and commercial spaces. A central air conditioning system will silently keep your home or building comfortable all times of the year.

Central HVAC system are definitely the biggest investment of the three types of systems, but they provide the most comfort by far.

2. Mini-Split Ductless System

Intended for smaller spaces, such as one-bedroom apartments and small offices, mini-split systems or ductless air conditioning systems work well in spaces without ductwork and are more efficient as a result. The indoor unit is installed on a wall working in conjunction with an outside compressor.
A ductless heat pump is also an option that heats and cools your home or work space.

3. Window AC Units

Window ACs are best suited for anywhere a mini-split system would be overkill. Saved for the smallest efficiencies, studios or garages, window ACs only provide air conditioning.
Window ACs are the most affordable option of the three.

Learn Which Type of Air Conditioner is Right for You, Contact Colman Air for a Free Estimate on a New Air Conditioning System

Colman Heating & Air Conditioning offers AC repairs, maintenance, and the installation of new units. Contact us today or call us at (321) 269-4565 for the new AC that’s ideal for your home or building.

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