With the heat and humidity of winter driving you crazy, Hawaii has become a hot spot for the most extreme of home heating and cooling needs.
That means you’re going to want to know how to tune your home’s air conditioning.
Whether you’re using your own or a manufacturer-installed unit, there’s a good chance your air conditioner will work differently than what you expect.
There are two main types of air conditioners on the market, air conditioning units that come pre-installed, and those that are installed by manufacturers.
You can choose one from one of these two categories, but if you’re not sure which one is right for you, check out our guide to what to look for when buying a new air conditioning system.
To start, here are the two types of units that we know of.
First, there are the air condition and refrigeration units.
These are the kind that come on-line with a heating and air conditioning feature and are typically used in the summertime and winter.
Most are powered by a single-phase or continuous AC (alternating current) system.
The unit will draw current from the outside and store it in the unit’s battery.
You might also see them with a built-in heating fan.
These units typically cost between $10 and $25.
You’ll also see some that come with a heat pump.
These have a water heater and heat exchanger in the core that are used to circulate the water around inside the unit.
The heat exchangers draw heat from the inside and store that heat inside the tank.
This unit costs between $25 and $30.
Some are also equipped with an air conditioning fan, but they tend to be quieter and require more effort to use.
They can run $30 to $50.
Finally, there is a thermostat or auto-solar unit that is similar to the auto-thermostat but does not have the built-up heat from inside the home.
These require a separate, enclosed box for the unit to operate and are much quieter than the other types.
These come in a range of sizes from a few inches to three feet, and cost between about $150 and $300.