There are basically four types of compressors that are used in air conditioning systems. A rotary compressor is commonly used in window units and some central ac units. They are inexpensive and durable. A reciprocating compressor is the most common in lower efficiency split air conditioners. They are relatively inexpensive and durable. A scroll compressor is the most common type in higher efficiency equipment. They are very durable and efficient but are typically more expensive.

Hermetic Reciprocating Compressors

Scroll compressor

1–60 HP scroll compressors for every application, including commercial and residential air conditioning, commercial and industrial refrigeration, and refrigerated transport. Copeland Scroll™ compressors deliver unmatched performance and comfort for homeowners and end-users alike.