The 4 Main Categories of HVAC Systems: An Expert's Perspective

As an HVAC expert with over 27 years of experience, I have witnessed the evolution of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Throughout the years, I have seen the rise and fall of different types of HVAC systems, but today, there are four main categories that dominate the market. These include split systems, hybrid systems, ductless systems, and packaged heating and air systems. Split systems are by far the most commonly used type of HVAC system. As the name suggests, they are divided into two separate units - one for heating and one for cooling.

These units are easily recognizable as they come with both indoor and outdoor components. At EB Air, we have the expertise to handle projects that require top-notch performance and solutions for split systems. Hybrid systems are a combination of traditional split systems and heat pumps. They use both gas and electricity to heat and cool a space, making them more energy-efficient than traditional split systems. However, they are not as widely used as split systems due to their higher installation costs. Ductless systems, also known as mini-split systems, are gaining popularity due to their high efficiency and energy savings.

In fact, many mini-split models have SEER ratings higher than 20, with some high-end models reaching up to 30 SEER. This makes them a cost-effective option for both residential and commercial spaces. At EB Air, we specialize in installing and maintaining ductless systems to ensure optimal performance. Lastly, packaged heating and air systems are commonly used in commercial buildings. They are compact units that contain all the necessary components for heating and cooling in one package.

These systems are ideal for spaces with limited room for equipment installation. Regardless of the type of HVAC system you have, regular maintenance is crucial for its longevity and efficiency. Neglecting maintenance can lead to costly repairs and higher utility bills. But do you know how your air conditioning system actually works? Most homeowners are not aware of the type of HVAC system installed in their homes. HVAC systems have specific requirements that need to be met for optimal performance. These include primary equipment such as heating equipment, refrigeration equipment, and supply equipment; space requirements such as HVAC facilities, equipment rooms, and vertical wells; air distribution; and pipes.

At EB Air, we have the expertise to design and install HVAC systems that meet all these requirements and provide top-notch performance.

Justin Prok
Justin Prok

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