At Day & Night Air Conditioning in Phoenix, we’re often asked, “What type of air conditioner is right for me?” Answering that question requires understanding a customer’s unique home or business location situation.
There are basically two types of AC units – packaged and split systems – and while both do the same basic job of cooling a space, the existing installation typically determines what system is best for your home.
Let’s examine the pros and cons of each.
What is a Packaged System?
A packaged HVAC unit is a complete heating and cooling system assembled in a factory in a controlled environment. This ensures the unit, when installed properly, operates at its most efficient state. All that needs to be installed onsite is a properly sized duct system, correctly sized electrical run, drain lines, thermostat wiring, along with other misc. things.
The downside to package units is that they are weathered by the sun and can become rusted. This typically only affects the looks of the system and not the functionally of it.
What is a Split System?
A split system’s components can be installed in an attic, basement or closet, offering better protection for electronic elements. They are assembled onsite and offer various configurations, which can be customized to fit the particular situation. As a result, split systems can offer better results and higher efficiency than packaged units.
The challenge to split systems lies in their installation. If improperly installed, energy efficiency and performance can be greatly reduced. The technician must arrange and adjust the components correctly in order for the refrigerant levels to perform properly.
Day & Night Air Conditioning
The bottom line is every situation is unique. If you’re unsure as to which system is right for you, give us a call! Day & Night Air Conditioning has been providing clients with services including AC installation in Phoenix for years. We’re always ready to serve you and can help you make the right choice!