212 HVAC Shares the 4 Types of HVAC Systems

Type #1: Heating and Air Conditioning Split System

A split system has one unit containing the condenser, compressor, all electrical components and a fan that is installed outside of the home and an additional unit containing the blower and evaporator coil that is installed within the home. The unit that remains indoors is typically connected to a heat pump or furnace. The split unit requires supply and return ducts to run air throughout the building. You will most regularly see a split HVAC system in a residence since central heating and air is most comfortable for a home environment.

Type #2 Hybrid Heat Pump System

The hybrid heat pump systems combine electricity and gas (natural, propane, or fuel) to ignite the furnace. This system has the capability to efficiently heat and cool your home. A heat pump alone is not always efficient in colder weather, but the furnace works to heat your home when the temperature outside goes below 40 degrees. Since the heat pump can heat and cool the refrigerant, hybrid system can fluctuate between providing both hot and cold air for your home, offering you year-round savings, in every season.

The hybrid heat pump system includes a furnace, evaporator coil to convert the refrigerant and circulate the air, as well as ductwork to carry the air throughout your home or building.

Type #3 Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump

Unlike the first two types of HVAC systems, the mini split heat pump is duct-free and is optimal in areas that do not provide the proper space to run ductwork. These ductless mini-split units are convenient in areas with less open space as they are installed directly where you need heating and cooling. Like the normal split systems, there is an outdoor unit that contains the compressor, condenser, and fan. However, for the mini split system, you can have as many as four indoor units for any room in your house.

Type #4 Packaged Heating & Air Conditioning System

A packaged HVAC system is exactly what it sounds like, one full package! This system contains the condenser, evaporator, and compressor in one unit that is often installed close to the foundation or on the roof. If you are wondering if this is the best option for your home or office, consider how much space you have available. If you think you do not have enough space for all the normal components, you may want to go this route. Call 212 HVAC for any installations and repairs!

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