What To Know About Packaged Air Conditioning Systems

13 June 2018
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Most homes have a split system air conditioning unit installed. This means that you have one component outside the home and the other within the home. There are an increasing number of homes, especially larger homes, that are moving to a packaged air conditioning system. If you are considering this type of system, here are some things you need to know before buying and having the new ac installation scheduled.

Outdoor Housing

The first thing you need to know about a packaged air conditioning system is that everything for the unit is housed outside of the home. The compressor, condenser, and all other parts of the air conditioning system will be in a cabinet similar to that of an outdoor split system unit. This outdoor housing does mean you will need to take the necessary steps to maintain the cabinet and keep away debris and outdoor pests. In some cases, homeowners may fence in the cabinet or place it on a slab with a cover of some kind to protect against the elements.

Ease of Repair

One of the benefits to having a packaged air conditioning system is how simple repair work can be. If you need AC repair services for your packaged system, the time for the repair will be reduced. This is because the repair technician will not have to work between two different compartments. They will not have to travel indoors and outdoors. They can concentrate on the entire system in one location. This also allows for the repairs to be easier since the technician can see every working part of the system in one space. Maintenance will also be quicker for the same reasons. This reduces time spent on hourly-based repairs.

Energy Considerations

If you have a new home, the home is likely built with the split system in mind. The packaged system, however, can still be installed. It will not be as energy efficient as the split system model. If you have a large home or an older home, then the packaged system can be beneficial to energy savings. This is due to the space, insulation, and the areas of older homes where air can become trapped and not circulate as well.

If you have questions about a packaged air conditioning system, contact a company like Derek Sawyers Smart Energy Heating & Air. Professinonal HVAC technicians can schedule an appointment, answer questions, and do an in-home consultation. They can also help you narrow down the ideal system for your home.