Central Air Conditioners - an AC Unit for Every Sized Home!
The Best Quality Central Air Conditioning Systems for Your Home
Time to upgrade to your old, loud, inefficient central air conditioner? No spare parts available for your 1990’s air conditioner anymore? Or, do you just want to enjoy the comforts of a central air conditioning system this summer? No matter your reason for considering a new central air conditioner, BPH Sales has what you need!
How does a central air conditioning system work?
Your home air conditioning system works as follows:
- When it gets warm inside your home, your Thermostat activates your air conditioner to compensate
- The Condensing Unit on the outside of your home circulates refrigerant that absorbs heat from the indoor environment through the Evaporator Coil as it travels between the indoor evaporator coil and the condensing unit outside
- As refrigerant flows through the evaporator coil, a Blower (Fan) in the furnace or air handler moves the warm air across the evaporator coil surface, removing heat and dispensing the cooled air through your home’s ductwork
- The captured heat in the refrigerant is sent back to the condensing unit outside to be released into the outside air, cooling your home comfortably and efficiently
Want to learn more about your central air conditioner or HVAC system? Check out our support center for more information!
What are the parts of a residential air conditioning system?
The major components in a central air conditioner system include:
- located outside of your house or condo
- it contains a compressor that circulates refrigerant through the refrigerant circuit and extracts heat from the return line
Evaporator Coil / A-coil
- a finned coil that is installed inside your ducting system,
- the liquid refrigerant "flashes" to a vapour inside the evaporator coil, cooling the evaporator coil
- the smaller of the two copper lines running from the outdoor condensing unit to the indoor evaporator coil
Vapour Line / Suction Line
- the larger of the two copper lines running from the outdoor condensing unit to the indoor evaporator coil
- the Vapour Line is typically insulated to improve cooling efficiency
Blower / Fan
- a fan that will circulate air through your ductwork, forcing air through the fins in the evaporator coil
- the blower fan is typically part of your air handler or furnace
What sizes of central air conditioners are available?
Our lineup of central air conditioners are available in sizes from the small 1.5 ton condensers up to the large home sized 5 ton units. We are able to supply all line sizes and evaporator coils to match these sizes. If you aren't sure what size of air conditioner you need, our team will gladly work with you to determine what is required.
What is included in a central air conditioning package from BPH Sales?
Our air conditioning packages contain all the major components required to replace your existing air conditioner or for a new installation. The parts included in a package include:
- Condensing unit
- AC copper line set and insulation (available in 25 foot or 50 foot lengths)
- AHRI-certified Evaporator coil sized to match your condensing unit and air handler or furnace size
Don’t worry, we will work with you to size and review each order to make sure all components are correctly sized and matched with each other!
Do I have to buy an air conditioner package?
Not at all! We do recommend the package purchase for a couple of reasons:
we can better help ensure that your system components are all properly matched
you save money when you purchase a central air conditioner package with BPH Sales.
However, if you know what you want and only need certain parts, you can definitely order items individually!
Where are central air conditioners available?
Central air conditioning systems are available across Canada!
I am buying a new AC condensing unit; do I need to replace my existing Evaporator Coil?
Need to, not necessarily. However, we strongly recommend that you replace the evaporator coil with a new condensing unit installation. Not replacing a coil or line set may seem like a good way to save money, but this is not a good idea. The old evaporator coil will likely have contaminated refrigerant from the previous unit, and your new AC may use a more modern refrigerant than your old AC system used. Not replacing a coil and line set is an unnecessary risk that can put your brand new air conditioner system at risk of damage and possibly even void the manufacturers warranty.
Do I need to install a new copper line set when installing a new air conditioning system?
Not necessarily, however, we strongly recommend that you do replace the line sets. This is a bit more work and money than not replacing them, but, due to the same reasons we always recommend a coil replacement, you should upgrade your lines and avoid any risk of damaging your brand new air conditioner condensing unit.