The U.S. Department of Energy categorizes central air conditioning units into two types:
- Split-system air conditioning systems, as their name suggests, have both indoor and outdoor components. The indoor part of your system will typically include a furnace or heat pump. The condenser and compressor units are located outdoors.
- Packaged HVAC systems are also referred to as gas packs because they include a furnace or heat pump along with all the components of an air conditioning system in one package located outdoors. Your packaged unit may be placed on a slab in your yard close to your home, in a crawl space, or in some cases, on your home’s roof.
Determining whether a gas pack is the right choice for your home will usually require the assistance of a qualified heating and cooling professional. These HVAC experts can evaluate your available space and can provide you with accurate information on the right solutions for your North Carolina home.
Types of Gas Pack Systems
Packaged HVAC systems are available in a few different configurations. These include air conditioning, heat pump, dual fuel, and gas-electric combinations. Gas packs usually fall into the latter category of gas-electric systems and combine electric-powered air conditioning with a gas-powered furnace. This is a practical choice for homes in our area and provides warmth on chilly winter mornings while maintaining cool comfort during the summer.
Benefits of Packaged HVAC Systems
In many cases, gas packs can provide the reliable heating and cooling needed to maintain comfort in your home throughout the year. These systems generate less noise inside your living spaces because they’re located outside your home. Finally, routine HVAC maintenance visits typically can be completed with little or no time spent inside your home. This can minimize disruptions for families with pets or small children.
Byrum Heating & AC, Inc. is a valuable resource for homeowners in Marshville and other nearby communities. We have the experience and knowledge to provide you with the best installation, repair, and maintenance services in the HVAC industry. To learn more about your gas pack options in our area, give us a call today at 704-208-4165. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and your family.