Bought Your First Home But Need To Replace HVAC Unit? 3 Types Of HVAC Units To Choose From

Posted on: 19 October 2018

If you have just bought your first home but the HVAC unit needs to be replaced, you have many options to choose from. It can help to know of these options before you make this purchase as new HVAC units are expensive. Below is more information about three types of HVAC units so you can get your new unit installed and running.

1. Split HVAC system

The split HVAC system is the most common type of unit used. The unit itself offers both air conditioning and heating. There is refrigerant inside the unit that control the air conditioner. A furnace or evaporator coil converts the refrigerator that is inside the unit to hot air. There is a duct system installed that the air travels through to get inside your home.

There are optional features available for a split HVAC system, including UV lamps, humidifiers, air purifiers, and air cleaners. All these things will improve the air quality inside your home, which is beneficial if you have someone in your home that has allergies.

2. Hybrid Heat Split HVAC systems

The hybrid heat split HVAC system is an upgrade of the split system above. This type of system is more energy efficient which can save you money each month on your energy bills. This has a heat pump that will either cool or heat the refrigerant to provide your home with either hot and cool air.

The best type of hybrid heat split systems has a furnace along with an evaporator coil. This speeds up how quickly the heat pump can cool or heat the air. The duct system installed is the same as above. As with split HVAC systems, you have the same features to improve the air quality in your home.

3. Ductless Split HVAC System

If you live in a home that cannot handle a duct system a ductless split HVAC system would work well for you. This type of system includes a heat pump and an air conditioner to both cool and heat the refrigerant. A compact fan coil is also inside the unit, as well as the tubing and wires needed to connect the refrigerant to the exterior unit and then to the fan coil.

A ductless split heat system requires less maintenance as you do not have to worry about cleaning the duct system. As with both the systems above you have the same options to improve the quality of air inside your home. Talk with your local heating services about these three systems and they can help you choose the right one.