Split HVAC Systems
Unlike packaged units, split systems include both an indoor and outdoor component. The box with a big fan blowing out hot air on the side of buildings is the outdoor component, or condensing unit. The indoor component is often located in a basement, crawl space or large interior closet and is composed of either a furnace and coil, or an air handler.
No one type of AC unit is better than the other. The type of unit used is typically based on the structure of your house or business, with split air conditioning systems being the most common. We can help you decide which type of system you need depending on your particular HVAC needs.
A split system air conditioner can be paired with a furnace or an air handler. A split system air conditioner, paired with a gas furnace will provide year-round protection against temperature variation. With these systems, your indoor component will contain a gas furnace with an evaporator coil resting on top. This is the most common type of heating and air conditioning setup and is what most people associate with central heating and cooling.
Heat pumps can also come in packaged and split system options. A split system heat pump is set up like a split system air conditioner except is a better option for our area of the country where we don't see temperatures below freezing often. A split system heat pump has the same outdoor component and indoor component as the split system air conditioner but it is able to reverse the air conditioning process to provide heating power throughout your home. This multi-functioning capability makes it more expensive than an air conditioner.
No one type of AC unit is better than the other. The type of unit used is typically based on the structure of your house, with split air conditioning systems being the most common.
Contact Wright’s Heating and Air today at 229-241-1066 or use our convenient Contact Form to learn more about Split HVAC Systems.