Comparing different air conditioning systems

movincool1Organizations have differing methods of implementing an air conditioning solution for their buildings. Generally, there are various options that can be used. They all involve a mix of central and cassette and other split type air conditioners. Here is a quick rundown of the advantages and disadvantages of the various types

Central plant

The biggest advantage of the central plant system is that the whole building can be controlled and maintained from a central location. In addition, the start and stop times for cooling can also be set well in advance. The drawback, on the other hand, is the that these units are very expensive to install. Especially in existing building as extensive ducting is required to run the cool air through the entire building.

Room air conditioners

The primary advantages for room air conditioners are the low cost and the ability to control the temperature in each individual room. The disadvantages include the noise levels from the indoor units, the piping required and the periodic maintenance.

Fan coil units

A fan coil unit is cheaper to install than a central plant and provides individual room control. There are however many disadvantages. In addition to the noise and maintenance, long runs of piping are required. There is also a limit to the cooling output like room air conditioners.


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