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Understanding Split and Packaged Air Conditioners

Understanding Split and Packaged Air Conditioners

You have many choices when it comes to the appliances you select for your home. This statement also applies to the brands and types of air conditioners your choose for your home or business. At times, the number of appliance and HVAC choices can seem overwhelming, but with the help of Right Away Heating and Cooling, we will make it simple. While there may be many different air conditioner brands, there are really only two primary types — split and packaged air conditioners. In this article, Right Away Heating and Cooling, will discuss the difference between split and packaged air conditioners, and which will fit your home best.

Split Air Conditioner

A split air conditioner is made of two different components, a condensing unit and an evaporative coil (also known as a “condenser,” and a “coil”).  It is from these two elements that a split air conditioner gets its name.  The condenser and coil are linked by set of copper tubing, which allows the air conditioner’s refrigerant to move from one unit to another. Logically, the easiest way to check if you have a split air conditioner is by checking if your air conditioner has two parts.

Packaged Air Conditioner

Contrastly, a packaged air conditioner is a single unit. Perhaps one of the greatest advantages of a packed air conditioner is that it takes up less space. However, the function of split and packaged air conditioners are essentially the same. However, packaged air conditioners typically have to be mounted on your roof, and if it’s not sealed properly, it can lead to expensive leaks. This bring us to our third point — choosing between split and packaged air conditioners.

Making a Decision

If you are replacing your air conditioner, and you are satisfied with its performance, we recommend simply replacing your current system. However, if you are purchasing an entirely new system for a home or commercial space, we encourage you to speak with our contractors at, Right Away Heating and Cooling. Split and Packaged air conditioners are essentially the same price. Split conditioners are slightly more reliable, but take up more space. While packaged air conditioners have a higher risk of acquiring damages, but take up significantly less space. Speak with our certified technicians to discover which system will work best for you.

Stay informed on your heating and cooling needs with Right Away Heating. We are here to provide you with relevant, helpful information for all things HVAC. Right Away Heating will help you get the most for your money, you can rely on us. Reach Right Away Heating at: 720-646-1962. We look forward to working with you!

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