What are the different types of HVAC systems?

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Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are designed to guarantee the thermal comfort of a building’s occupants. HVAC systems are used in various establishments ranging from commercial buildings, industrial complexes, institutions to residential buildings.

HVAC systems fine-tune outdoor conditions to suit the building occupants. HVAC systems fall under two major categories, namely centralized systems and decentralized systems.

Centralized HVAC systems serve one or more zones, and the system’s equipment installed outside the conditioned zones in a central location near the building or within the building. Central systems have multiple control points to adjust the conditions of different zones.

Decentralized HVAC systems serve a single zone, and the system installed in the conditioned area. Such systems work better for residential properties and small houses. A single thermal zone will require one control point.
Within the two classes are four types of HVAC systems that vary based on mechanical configurations and functioning. Here are the four types of HVAC systems.

Split Systems

Split systems are the most common HVAC systems available. Split systems are configured just like the name suggests since they’re split into two units with one unit meant for heating and the other one for cooling. They have outdoor and indoor units. The outdoor unit is responsible for cooling by propelling hot air out. The heating unit uses gas to heat the house and disperses the warm air using a fan.

Hybrid Split System

The hybrid split systems are similar to the split system but with minor differences. The main difference comes from the power source. Hybrid split systems can alternate between gas power and electricity which conserves energy, thus reduced energy costs.
You may get a little bit confused about these two HVAC systems. You can always hire an HVAC contractor for further assistance.

Why Hire an HVAC Contractor?

• To receive expert opinion and review on various HVAC systems. A contractor will help you identify a suitable HVAC system for your building and explain the key differences between the systems.
• Repair and maintenance services in case your system breaks down.
• An HVAC contractor has experience in handling various systems.

Duct-free Systems

These HVAC systems are installed directly in every room. They have an outdoor compressor and are much easier to install. They allow each conditioning unit to be controlled independently.

Packaged Heat and Air Systems

This system is compressed and has all components installed in one unit. They are easy to maintain due to their compact sizes. Packaged Heat and Air systems work efficiently in warm areas as they don’t have a powerful heating ability.

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