air conditioner

In India, the percentage of people using Air conditioners is increasing day by day. There are numerous types of Air Conditioners available in the market. People are using various types of Air Conditioners for their homes. But many people are not aware of all types of Air conditioners. For not having the proper knowledge about AC, people are installing the wrong Air Conditioner for their home. To have knowledge about all types of AC, go through the types mentioned below. 

Central Air Conditioner-

The central Air Conditioner is the type of Air Conditioner that can cool multiple rooms at once. It uses a split system that regulates air through the ducts of your home. So A central Air Conditioner is best for a large house with a large room. You can install it in that large room to cool your whole house. The Central Air Conditioner uses refrigerant for removing heat from the room like any other AC.  It’s humidity reduction feature makes the environment of the room more comfortable . But this Air Conditioner can cause a high electricity bill because it consumes a lot of energy. The outdoor unit of the central Air Conditioner is not so attractive and it can ruin the looks of your home. 

Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioner- 

The ductless mini-split Air Conditioner is the most common type of Air Conditioner. It can cool just a portion of your home or a room of your home. It combines an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. These two units are connected with each other through the tubing. A ductless mini-split Air Conditioner consumes energy in a most efficient way. You can operate your AC with your phone with the help of a smart AC controller from anywhere. The indoor unit of this AC is wall-mounted. This AC can be installed without hassle. But a ductless mini-split Air Conditioner can not cool more than one room. 

Window Air Conditioner-

A window Air Conditioner comes in different sizes. But it is more suitable for cooling a home with an open space or small rooms. This AC has been known as the champion of cooling smaller spaces since its establishment. A window Air Conditioner is a one-unit AC. This AC is installed in a window or by making a hole in the wall. The window Air Conditioner should be cleaned regularly because its filter slides out. It’s installation and maintenance is very easy and hassle-free. And it does not take space on your floor. But the window Air Conditioner makes noise during operations. 

Portable Air Conditioner-

Portable Air Conditioner is quite the same as a window Air Conditioner. It also comes in a single unit. But the difference is, since it is a free-standing unit it is moveable to one room from one room. You can choose a portable air conditioner if you want to take your AC in every room you go and cool that particular place. You can use the portable Air Conditioner in your bathroom too as it is so handy and small. The portable AC does not need to be installed in a proper way and you can store it in the winter season. A portable AC does not take time to set up. But the window AC makes noise during operations and is not enough to cool one large room. 

Floor Mounted Air Conditioner-

If your wall doesn’t have a space for a mini split but you want to install one, in that case, a floor-mounted Air Conditioner is best for you. This AC  is also combined with two units. Checking its filter and cleaning it is very easy as it is floor-mounted. A floor-mounted Air Conditioner can cool a room faster than any other Air Conditioner. It is perfect for elderly people living in the house due to accessibility. It is also a perfect choice for difficult and small areas as it does not take much space. Though it’s airflow may be reduced for any obstacle belonging to the room such as furniture. And it is also not perfect for cooling a large room. 

Hybrid / dual Fuel Air Conditioner-

A hybrid or dual fuel Air Conditioner is combined with a gas furnace and an electric air source heat pump. Depending on the temperature outdoors, the system automatically switches from burning fossil fuel to the usage of electricity. You can program the temperature at which the system switches from heat pump to furnace or you can make the manual switch too. In the summer season, the heat pump works as it’s function.  The hybrid/ Dual  Fuel Air Conditioner pulls hot air from your home and throws it outside. And in winter this process is reversed and heat is distributed throughout your home. It increases the comfortability of the room but not the electricity bills.  But it costs a lot to set up. In the long run, Breakeven may occur.

Smart Air Conditioner-

Smart Air Conditioner is a type of mini-split,  window, or portable AC enabled with IoT. A wi-fi connection is required with this Air Conditioner.  And it comes with a native app that provides global control by a  smartphone. Smart Air Conditioner has countless other features such as geofencing, temperature range control, weekly scheduling, etc. With the help of these features you will get a comfortable environment but in a low energy consumption. Though this AC is more expensive than other regular AC. And to utilize all its features wifi connection is mandatory. 

Geothermal Air Conditioner-

Geothermal Air Conditioner is a new type of Air Conditioner and it works in a new method. And that is, utilizing the insulating properties of the earth. As everyone knows the temperature under 3-4 feet stays the same every time of year and Geothermal technology uses this temperature to cool your house. For this type of Air Conditioner an acute underground setup is required. You can use a geothermal Air Conditioner in the long run.  Though the setup cost of the AC is higher than any other Air Conditioner. 

                                                           These 8 Air Conditioners are the most common types of Air Conditioners available in the market. After knowing the details about all Air Conditioners, choose the right one for you. Hopefully this article will help you out to choose as well. Now in summer, get comfortable weather with the perfect Air Conditioner. 

By Anurag Rathod

Anurag Rathod is an Editor of, who is passionate for app-based startup solutions and on-demand business ideas. He believes in spreading tech trends. He is an avid reader and loves thinking out of the box to promote new technologies.