There are two main types of central air conditioners. Most homeowners have split, ducted central air conditioning systems, which use a boxy outdoor condenser and compressor paired with an indoor coil. Refrigerant circulates through the system, cooling air that is then distributed through the home via ductwork. Heat pumps are a variation on this system that can both heat and cool your home.
Mini-split systems, or ductless systems, use an outdoor compressor and condenser connected to four or more blower units, or air handlers, indoors. The two parts are connected by a conduit for power, condensate drain lines, and refrigerant lines. Split systems aren’t technically central air, because each air handler has its own individual controls that you set to provide cooling to just the areas of your home where you need it.
No matter what type of central air conditioning you have, Candu can help you find the right service professional to fix it. When you need central air repair for your standard split system or ductless system, put your Candu Home membership to good use and book a service appointment.