What HVAC Do You Currently Have at Home?

Being knowledgeable about the type of HVAC system you have at home is not only empowering, but it can also help you take better care of it over the years. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a technician to get a basic understanding of the appliance. In this blog post, one of the top HVAC companies in the area, Stone Heating and Air, shares a guide through the different types of HVAC systems and how to identify yours.


Types of HVAC Systems

HVAC systems come in varied types, which we discuss here:

  • Split systems have indoor and outdoor units connected by copper tubing. These include heat pumps or air conditioners installed outside your home, paired with either a fan coil or gas-powered furnace located inside your home.

  • Hybrid systems are similar to split systems, but they provide more control over how your home is heated. It lets you switch between gas power, which is quicker and more complete, and electric, which is more efficient and quieter.

  • Packaged heating and air conditioning systems are self-contained units often seen in small commercial buildings or homes with limited space for a split system. All of the components, like the compressor, coils and air handler, are housed within a single boxed unit.

  • Ductless systems are individual units that are connected to a single outdoor compressor. They are an ideal choice for new house additions or in homes where ductwork installation isn’t possible.

Tips on Choosing the Right HVAC System for Your Home 

Choosing the right HVAC system for your home is critical. It’s important to consider factors, including:

  • Size of your home. It gives you an idea of the horsepower and the heating and cooling capability your HVAC should have. For instance, a two-horsepower unit can work well for a 200-250 square-foot home.

  • Local climate. If it’s pretty chilly throughout the year with some spots of warmth in between, you can get away with a one-horsepower unit used in a 200-250 square-foot home.

  • Budget. An HVAC system is a significant investment, which is why budget and the total cost of the installation must be considered. Energy-efficient units come with high price points, but they usually offer long-term savings through lower energy consumption.

Knowing your HVAC system type is crucial for efficient maintenance and potential upgrades. If you’re unsure about your system or are considering an upgrade, the team at Stone Heating and Air is always ready to help. Call us at (541) 855-5521, or fill out this contact form to reach us today. We’re looking forward to assisting you with all of your HVAC needs.

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