Air conditioners get a workout during hot Kentucky summers, and you don’t want to be caught without one in the Louisville heat.
The average lifespan of a central air conditioning system is twelve to fifteen years, if the unit was properly installed and maintained. When your air conditioning system hits its “expiration date” and needs repair, or is just ready to be replaced, call Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling to talk through your options for air conditioning repairs and air conditioning replacements.
Choosing Your Air Conditioner
Selecting an air conditioning system is an important decision and a large investment, but fortunately, it should pay for itself over time through energy savings. Over how much time? That depends on the type of air conditioning system you choose. Jarboe’s is proud to offer our clients the most energy‐efficient A/Cs available.
Types of Central Air Conditioning Systems
There are two primary central air conditioner system configurations: a split system and a package system.
A split system includes an outdoor metal cabinet, which contains the condenser and compressor, and an indoor cabinet which contains the evaporator coil. The outdoor cabinet is located next to the home and the evaporator coil is located inside the home, above or near the air handler unit (furnace or blower). The indoor components may be located in a crawlspace, basement, attic, or closet. In split systems, the outdoor and indoor units must be properly matched in order to achieve their efficiency rating.
In a package system, all of the mechanical parts are housed in one cabinet, typically located outside the house.