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HVAC refers to technology that allows for regulation of a home’s atmosphere. HVAC is an abbreviation for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. HVAC systems enable occupants to have proper control over the heating and cooling temperatures of a space. They are also commonly known by the names of some common components: ductless AC units, boilers, central air conditioners, heat pumps or furnaces.

Types of HVAC Systems

There are four main types of HVAC systems: Split systems, hybrid systems, ductless systems and packaged heating and air systems. You should choose what’s most suitable for your home and budget.

  • Split system: “Split” between two main units or systems (one for cooling and one for heating), most common among the HVAC systems
  • Hybrid system: Advanced version of the split system, main difference is that it has improved energy efficiency as it is equipped with a hybrid electric heater system
  • Ductless system: consists of an outside air conditioner for cooling and a heat pump for cooling and heating, suitable for homes where conventional systems of ducts cannot be used
  • Packaged system: offers high-quality heating and cooling combined into one unit, usually used in homes without basements and is usually installed outdoors

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Most people’s primary concern when purchasing an HVAC unit is the initial cost. That’s understandable, but it’s important that a decision isn’t made solely on that. Efficiency should also be weighed so that you are getting a return on investment over the months on money spent for your energy bills. Also of importance is a unit’s capacity which should be adequate for your home.

If you’re considering getting a new HVAC system called the pro’s of Apple Valley Eagan Appliance at 952-953-0080. We’ll advise you on what would be a good fit based on the circumstances you provide. You can also visit our heating page to learn more about our services.