Packaged HVAC System

What You Should Know About Packaged HVAC Systems

August 21, 2019

If you’re an Auburn, Alabama, homeowner interested in installing a new HVAC system, then you should consider a packaged system. Not everyone knows what a packaged system is and how it compares to a standard HVAC unit. But you don’t have to worry or stress because we’re here to help. Here’s everything you should know about packaged HVAC systems, including their benefits and details on some Carrier packaged systems we offer at Sensigreen.

Packaged vs. Standard HVAC Systems

A standard HVAC system is a split system with two main parts. There’s an indoor unit and an outdoor unit that work together to heat or cool your home. The indoor unit contains the evaporator and furnace, while the outdoor unit has the compressor and condenser. The conditioned air travels through ductwork to be delivered to the various rooms in your home.

With a packaged HVAC system, all of the heating and cooling components are contained within a single unit. These units are typically installed outside of your home, either on the roof or the ground. They are connected to your ductwork through a single hole in an outside wall. A packaged system is connected to both the supply and return air ducts.

At Sensigreen, we can recommend which system would be the best option for your home. We offer both of these systems as well as any residential air conditioning and heating service you may need to keep your home as comfortable as possible. To receive preventive maintenance, professional cleaning, savings, and more, we recommend you join our affordable Comfort Care Club too.

Benefits of a Packaged HVAC System

Enjoy the following benefits when you have a packaged HVAC system installed in your home:

  • It saves you space. If you’re short on indoor space or would like to free up some of your square footage, then a packaged system is a good option. The entire unit is conveniently placed outside your home.
  • It’s energy-efficient. We carry packed units that are energy-saving models. The higher the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of a packaged system, the more energy-efficient it is. This feature is good for the environment and for your budget too. The minimum standard SEER for an air conditioner is 14.
  • It operates quietly. All of the air processing happens outside of your home, so you can enjoy a quieter indoor life.
  • It’s cost-efficient. It usually costs less to install a packaged system than to install a standard system, since the components are all housed together. Installation is also less labor-intensive, so it doesn’t take as long to get things up and running.
  • It’s easy to access. When maintenance is needed, our service technicians can easily access your centralized outdoor system. This benefit can decrease labor time and service costs for you.
  • It can help improve your air quality. A packaged unit is often compatible with products that can improve your indoor air quality. Air purifiers, ventilators, and humidifiers are additional units that can easily boost the quality of life for you, your family, and your pets.

Types of Packaged HVAC Systems

There are different types of packaged HVAC systems from which to choose. The right one for you depends on your climate as well as your home’s features and needs. A packaged heat pump like the Comfort™ 13 Packaged Heat Pump System 50EZ-A is used for both heating and cooling, as it contains evaporator coils, a blower, and a heat pump. It works by reversing the refrigeration cycle of an air conditioner. With this system, you can enjoy summer cooling along with cooler season heating.

A packaged air conditioner houses an air handler, compressor, and coils. It can also be equipped with heat strip elements, meaning it can function as a heater on cooler winter days. The Comfort™ 13 Packaged Air Conditioner System 50ES-A is an economical and reliable solution to your cooling needs. This system, as well as other packaged air conditioners from the Carrier Comfort series, offers quiet and affordable comfort year-round.

Here at Sensigreen Heating & Air, we can help you find the right HVAC system for your home. To learn even more about our HVAC services and packaged system products, call us today at (334) 366-9237.

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