How a Packaged HVAC System Works

packaged HVAC systemThere are several types of central cooling systems, each offering features that reduce fuel usage, maximize space and are user-friendly. If your Northbrook, Illinois, home or business has limited space, a packaged air conditioning system may suit your needs. A packaged HVAC system contains all the heating and cooling elements in one cabinet. These units are often attractive to commercial establishments because the unit can be placed on a rooftop or other outside location, which saves space inside. This differs from split units where the compressor is located in the outdoor unit, and the blower motor and evaporator coil make up the indoor air handler.

Advantages of Using Packaged HVAC System

A packaged AC system provides a comfortable indoor environment, high seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) and energy-saving features. Illinois lies within the Northern U.S. climate zone. New split units installed in our region must have a SEER value of at least 13. The higher the number, the more energy-efficient the unit. Most new models exceed these values.

Packaged units are central air conditioning systems that circulate conditioned air through ducts. In a packaged unit, the supply and return ducts are routed through the walls or attic to the outside cabinet that houses the compressor, blower motor and evaporator coils. The outdoor portion includes a heating component so that additional space won’t be required for a heating unit.

Packaged units may consist of a heat pump that is used for both heating and cooling, a hybrid system that includes a heat pump and a backup gas furnace or a traditional air conditioning unit with a furnace. A professional HVAC dealer can evaluate your heating and cooling needs and recommend products that work best in your home or office.

Helping You Secure Indoor Comfort

As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, we maintain the high technical and customer service standards required for this designation. We provide new installations, seasonal maintenance, scheduled repairs and 24-hour emergency services. Call 847-562-5292 in Northbrook, to speak with our certified technicians about how a packaged HVAC unit could be the right choice for you.

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