Home heating and cooling systems fall under four categories. A local AC service and repair company can help you determine what type of HVAC system is right for you based on your home and your needs. Here are the different combinations of HVAC systems they might suggest.
Heating & Colling Split Systems
The most common type of HVAC system is the heating and cooling split system. It uses a thermostat and two primary systems to heat and cool your home. This system consists of the following:
- An Indoor unit such as a furnace (usually located in the attic, garage, utility closet, crawlspace or basement).
- The Outdoor unit such as a central air conditioner/condenser located on a concrete pad called an AC pad.
The split HVAC system uses a fan to force air through the ducts and registers to heat and cool your home.
Hybrid Split System
The hybrid split system is similar to the split HVAC system. The hybrid system combines the strength of a gas furnace with an electric heat pump to deliver comfort and efficiency year-round. This type of HVAC system consists of a heat pump for electricity-fueled heating and cooling, a gas furnace, an evaporator coil, and a control. It automatically chooses the most economical fuel source (gas or electric) based on data through the control to achieve maximum efficiency.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems don’t burn fossil fuels to achieve an optimal temperature in your home. Instead, they use electricity to access the earth’s internal temperature, which stays constant regardless of the weather outside. In the summer, the earth’s center is cooler than the hot and sunny surface. Conversely, in the winter, it’s warmer than the frozen ground. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), the geothermal system is one of the most efficient ways to heat and cool your home.
Ductless systems (also called mini-split systems) offer flexibility and complete control of your home’s comfort. These compact systems come in a variety of styles and sizes and personalized comfort you can control room-to-room. Ductless systems are perfect if you don’t already have ducts in your home especially for areas you’ve added on such as the garage, a shop, basement, or sunroom. These versatile systems operate efficiently and unobtrusively.
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What Type of HVAC System is Right for You?
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