A Guide to Different HVAC Systems

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HVAC systems help keep your home or business at a comfortable temperature all year long. Your local HVAC company in Gainesville, GA, offers several different HVAC systems available for installation. Here are five common types of HVAC systems.

Split System

The most common type of HVAC system, the split HVAC, has two main systems. One heats and the other cools your home or business. Splits systems usually have an indoor and outdoor unit, which can be installed by your local HVAC installation service technician. The indoor unit can be installed in your garage, attic, basement, or crawlspace. The outdoor unit can be installed outside and is commonly referred to as the AC pad.

The central unit of a split HVAC system uses refrigerant fluid, air compressors, and evaporator coils to cool down or warm up the temperature within your property. Hot air inside your home or business is expelled through a fan. A central thermostat lets you control how warm or cool you want your home or business to be.

Hybrid Split System

A hybrid split HVAC system is like the standard split system, except for how the unit is powered. It uses a hybrid electric heater that lets you choose electricity or gas to power the system. You will need ductwork done by a reputable HVAC service technician before having the system installed. Like the standard split HVAC, you control the hybrid split system through a central thermostat in your home or business.

Ductless Split System

As the name suggests, ductless split HVAC systems don’t require the installation of ductwork. This system uses multiple units within each room or office in your home or business. They’re mounted onto the wall and connected to an outside compressor. Each unit comes with a thermostat, so you can easily control temperature in each room or office individually. Ductless systems are useful for controlling the climate in a few rooms in which you use the most or heating or cooling a building addition.

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Packaged System

A packaged HVAC system comes with all the components—condenser, compressor, furnace, coils, and evaporator—packed in one unit. These systems are typically installed on the roof with ducts inside, or it can be located near your home’s or business’s foundation. Packaged HVACs are commonly used on commercial properties because they keep offices cool while taking up little space. Packaged systems are also incredibly quiet, since the components are located outside.

Geothermal System

Geothermal HVAC systems use heat from deep underground, which stays the same temperature no matter what climate you live in. This type of system is powered by an electronic heat pump that cycles fluid through multiple underground pipes to exchange heat. The heat is then used to warm up your home or business.

Geothermal HVAC systems can be used to cool your residential or commercial property. Heat is extracted from the property, then released into the earth. The earth acts as a kind of heat sink, absorbing the extracted heat into cooler areas. The cooler air is then cycled up and into the home.

If you’re in need of HVAC installation in Gainesville GA, contact Gainesville Mechanical. You can find out more about these and other types of HVAC systems by calling us at 770-532-9130.

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