The typical heating and air conditioning system found in most Houston homes is called a split system. Part of the equipment is located outside, and part of the equipment is located inside the home. Split system design is very popular because it lasts a long time, and can be configured to be very efficient.
Sometimes indoor space constraints make a split system not very practical. For these scenarios, a packaged HVAC system can be the ideal solution. A packaged system locates all equipment into a single footprint installation that is mounted outside on a cement slab in the yard. Packaged systems come as all electric, gas and electric and even hybrid heating configurations (a heat pump and a gas furnace).
So why would anyone take up indoor space with HVAC equipment if packaged systems are available? Great question. The answer comes down to life span and efficiency. Split systems will always last longer than a packaged system, and a split system is much more efficient.
Call JMT Mechanical at 713.474.5853 for more information on split and packaged HVAC systems. We’re a trusted Houston HVAC contractor who is ready to enhance the equality of your indoor comfort control.