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An Introduction to 4 Types of HVAC Systems


With the advent of new, innovative technologies, the new generation of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems has become both energy and cost efficient. A sophisticated HVAC unit can ensure improved air quality and perfect insulation for your home. And what does the proper sealing mean? Of course, a dramatic drop in your electricity bill. HVAC systems are a major investment for homeowners, so you should not buy one in a hurry. Currently, four different types of HVAC systems are available in the market. Which type is ideal for your home? Read on to decide for yourself:

1. Split HVAC

What: The components of these traditional HVAC systems are located both inside and outside a building.

Parts: The major components of these units are an air conditioning unit, ducts, evaporator coils, the thermostat and an array of optional components like air cleaners, purifiers, humidifiers, and UV lamps.

Benefits: It makes an efficient heating and cooling option for homeowners, thanks to its simple design. Other benefits include ease of installation and hassle-free operation through remote control. If you want to cool down or heat up your space very quickly, this can be the ideal option for you.

2. Hybrid System

What: A hybrid heat split system is a traditional HVAC split system minus the energy wastages. In other words, it’s a more energy-efficient alternative. When fitted with a heat pump, these units perform the same functions as typical gas furnaces.

Parts: Besides heat pump, furnace, refrigerant, and evaporator coils, these units also include auser-interface for controlling the entire system.

Benefits: These systems are coveted for their energy efficiency. If you live in a place that has massive heating requirements for the winter months, a hybrid system is highly recommended for you, as it will let you warm up your space without adding much to your utility bill. They also give you a high return on your investment.

3. Duct-less Split System

What: These systems make an ideal option for the places that cannot accommodate the conventional systems with ducts.

Parts: Some of the major components of a ductless system include a heat pump and an air conditioner, a compact fan coil, a control panel complete with a thermostat and wires, and tubing that connect the outdoor unit to the fan coil.

Benefits: If your goal is to cool down or warm up different zones of your sprawling home simultaneously, this system can be a perfect choice for you. Besides achieving a significant cost saving in your utility-related expenditure, you will also be eligible for tax credits and utility rebates for installing a ductless system.

4. Heating and Air Conditioning System in a Single Package

What: If your home does not have enough space to accommodate all individual parts of the split systems, then opt for a packaged system. These units can be used in confined spaces throughout the house including all rooms.

Parts: A single package HVAC system comprises an air conditioner/heat pump with an evaporator/fan coil integrated into it and a control system equipped with a thermostat.

Benefits: The biggest advantage of installing these HVAC systems is that you get an air conditioner and a heater rolled into one. What does that mean for homeowners? Saving both space and money. They make an ideal solution for those who live in an area with extreme climatic conditions.

There are many benefits of installing a new, sophisticated HVAC system in your home. By installing a high-efficient unit, you can save hundreds of dollars on utility bills. Millian-Aire can help you choose the HVAC system that is ideal for your home. We also help you with installation, repair, and servicing. Contact us to learn more.