October 11, 2019
If you’re thinking about replacing your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system, the first question to ask is this:
What are the different types of AC & heating units that you can get installed in Northern California?
While many homeowners think it AC & heating systems are complicated, it’s actually fairly simple to get a good basic knowledge of your options.
Of course, the best way to know more is to schedule a free consultation and get customized advice and a quote. You can go here to schedule an appointment.
In the meantime, here’s a quick and easy lesson on the 4 types of AC & Heating Systems available:
A split system is an outdoor unit containing the condenser and compressor, and an indoor unit containing the evaporator coil and blower. Split-system central air conditioning is most popular type of residential heating and air-conditioning. The indoor unit is often connected to a furnace or heat pump.
HVAC split systems will typically have:
In a hybrid heating and cooling system, a heat pump (powered by electricity) is used in conjunction with a furnace that burns natural gas, propane, or fuel oil. Don’t be fooled by the name heat pump – these systems also cool your home.
In fact, heat pumps are air conditioners that can also work in reverse to efficiently heat your home. It’s one system that efficiently heats and cools your home.
These systems have a furnace for when temperatures dip below 40 degrees. A heat pump isn’t very efficient, and that’s when the furnace kicks on to do the heating.
On all but the coldest of nights (where you’ll need a furnace backup), a heat pump can take heat out of the air outside and transport it into your home. And in the summer, it functions just like an air conditioner, so you’ll get year-round energy savings from one product.
An ideal hybrid heat split system will have:
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A duct-free HVAC system provides a solution for spaces where conventional ducted systems aren’t compatible. They can also be great compliments to existing ducted types of HVAC systems.
Ductless mini-split units are installed directly into the zones of the home that need heating and cooling. You can have as many as four indoor air handling units (four zones or rooms) for each outdoor unit.
Ductless mini-split systems will have the following:
A packaged HVAC system contains the compressor, condenser, and evaporator all in one unit, often located on a roof or near the foundation.
It is a good solution for homes and offices without adequate space for all the separate components of split systems. They are sometime used in small commercial buildings and often include electric coils or a furnace for heating.
Packaged HVAC systems include:
You now know the basics of AC & heating system types. For an even better understanding, you can talk to a qualified expert at your home.
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