What are the Different Types of HVAC Units?

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You may not have given too much attention and thought about the different types of HVAC units when installing it in your home or office, but there are actually different types of HVAC units, each with benefits and disadvantages. If you or your business is considering installing an HVAC unit, it is worth studying all the types of HVAC units available for your home or your building. 

There are four main types of HVAC systems:

  • split systems
  • hybrid systems
  • duct-free systems
  • packaged heating and air systems

Each of these types of HVAC units has it’s pros and cons. Knowing these factors can help you decide which is best for your home or your business.


Split Systems (Heating and Cooling)

These types of HVAC systems are the most common in both households and business firms. It has heating and cooling split systems. The system is split between two main units, one for heating and the other one for cooling. These systems are important because they hold both indoor and outdoor units, which are easily noticeable. These are usually the large AC systems placed outside the home during summer.

Hybrid Split System

A hybrid system type of HVACs is comparable to the split systems, but with some feature differences. These systems are on the rise due to their capacity to lessen energy costs through their electric hybrid heating system, which differentiates them from the other types of HVAC systems. The capacity to shift between gas power, which is swifter and more complete, to electric, which is more efficient and quieter, allows homeowners to decide how they want the amount of heat to their homes. This hybrid system uses traditional ducts, as well as thermostats, and produces all the benefits of a split system, but with the added option to conserve energy and diminish utility bills.

Duct Free Systems

A duct-free (or mini-split) system is a unique system with large upfront costs, but very beneficial for certain demands and purposes. These types of HVAC units are individual units in each room, rendering greater independent control. These units are installed on walls indoors and are usually connected to an outdoor compressor. This installation method is very costly and obviously visible for the owners. These systems are perfect for new additions to your homes, such in the garage, or additional buildings because it is very easy to install, and enables independent control of the unit. 

Packaged Heating and Air

Out of all the types of HVAC units, packaged Heating and Air is the most hollow. The system is an enclosed heating and air unit, that is stored within the house. It is usually stored in the attic or top floor storage space and works both cool and heat the house. Its small size makes it beneficial for smaller spaces or houses and allows it to be placed within the home. These types of HVAC systems are also able to be very efficient and easily managed.

There are many types of HVAC units nowadays, so now you know a little background of these HVAC systems. You are now well-prepared to decide which is perfect for you to install in your home or businesses. The Split system is the most commonly used unit, but hybrids are on the rise due to their energy-saving and cost-saving. Mini-split systems are perfect for small families. Each of the types of HVAC units has its pros and cons. To better help you, you can consult an HVAC expert at Bloom Air Conditioning.