There are several types of air conditioning systems that you can have installed in your home, and they each have certain benefits. For instance, ductless mini–split systems are ideal for smaller homes and spaces where installing ductwork isn’t an option. These types of systems consist of an outdoor compressor unit and indoor, wall–mounted units that each have their own individual thermostat. They provide excellent temperature control and can be installed virtually anywhere.
For larger homes, however, packaged air conditioning systems are often a more appropriate option. Particularly if you have ductwork already in place, a packaged air conditioning system will serve you quite well. These systems also come with an outdoor compressor unit, which delivers cool air throughout your house via a system of ducts and vents.
And if your cooling needs surpass even the impressive output of the packaged system, you can always opt for a central air conditioning system. Although these are most common in commercial structures like malls and movie theatres, or in larger office and apartment buildings, some large homes are served quite well by central air conditioners as well.