Compare HVAC Package Units and Split Systems from Go Direct Appliance

If you are interested in either a HVAC package unit or a split system but cannot determine which one is the best fit for you, take a look at their differences. Thankfully, Go Direct Appliance has multiple options for both systems, so regardless of your decision you will be covered.

What is an HVAC Package Unit?

A package unit is a heating and cooling system that is all and one. It is often the best choice for homes that do not have a ton of extra space to house furnaces, coils, or air handlers. They are most frequently purchased and set up in places that do not have basements. The units are usually placed on the roof or outside next to the office or home. You are able to pick what system size based on what performance level you need, which varies based on the size of the home or office you are trying to regulate. These factors are determined on the tonnage/BTU of your home or office. There can often be requirements in installation that your HVAC unit size will have to follow. A package air conditioner has an air conditioner and an air handler. If you want a system that is all electric, this is a good option for you. In addition, if heating for comfort is something you need, you can add heat strips to this type of unit. There are packaged gas and electric systems as well. It is similar to the previous, but with an added gas pack. With this, you are going to be able to has gas powered heat when you want it. A packaged heat pump will have a heat pump and an air handler. It is another all-electric option and is best for heating when you do not have truly frigid temperatures. There are dual fuel systems as well. The gas furnace in this system will engage if it gets too cold, but it is best to not go with this system if it drops into the low 20s fahrenheit. Between all of these systems, you can search based on tonnage, BTU, and SEER. There are various options of gas, heat pump and straight cool packaged units.

What is a split system?

The split system is the more common of central HVAC unit choices. They are called split part system because part of it resides indoors, while another part is outside. The condensing unit is the outdoor unit, while the air handler or coil and furnace system is on the inside. There are a few types of split systems, so here we will explain what they are. A split system air conditioner can use an air handler or a furnace. There will be a gas furnace and evaporator coil on top of the interior system with this one. A split system heat pump is much like the air conditioner equivalent, except the air conditioner system in this one can be reversed to heat your home. This is best in locations where it does not get too cold, like the southern parts of the United States. Because it can do both things, this system is often more expensive than just an air conditioner. Dual fuel options are available for this system, which is often used by people who live in colder places.

As you can see, there are differences between all of these systems. A lot of times the size of your building and the coldest temperatures you will receive at your location are the best determining factors for what system you should choose.

Regardless of what you choose, the Go Direct Appliance team will be ready to help you get exactly what you are looking for. The customer service department is happy to answer any questions that you can think of. In addition, there is large amounts of information on the website about all of the systems that are available. The time from deciding what you want and having it in your home will be quick. Whether it is a new build or your old system needs to be replaced, Go Direct Appliance is the best decision to get your new air conditioning system.