How to Know Packaged Is the Way to Go

Go Packaged

A packaged HVAC unit is a great option when you don’t have the space in your Morton, Texas, home or office building for multiple parts of the system. Packaged units contain all of the necessary parts within a single box that sits on the roof or to the side of your building. When you’re trying to decide whether a packaged HVAC unit is the right choice, check out these benefits of this type of system.

Takes Up Less Space

The main reason that property owners choose a packaged HVAC unit is to save space. Newer buildings are typically designed with enough space for a split system while older homes and offices may not have the room to accommodate both sections of the unit. Even if you have a newer home, you can still take advantage of the extra space that comes with choosing a packaged system. The outdoor unit of an air conditioning system tends to be the bulkiest, and many property owners would rather give up their outdoor space.

Packaged AC systems don’t need separate units for indoor and outdoor use. Instead, you’ll have one single unit that your technician will install, freeing up valuable space at your property.  

More Accessible

One of the problems that HVAC technicians face when working on split heating and cooling systems is accessibility. The process of examining the system is basically doubled since the technician has to look at components within two different units. As a result, you’re left for a longer period of time without a working air conditioner. During the summer months in Texas, this is something that most property owners simply can’t bear. At an office building, a lack of air conditioning could even result in having to close down for the day since comfortable working conditions are a legal requirement for employees.

With a packaged system, your HVAC technician can easily reach all components within the unit for faster, more efficient service. A packaged system is a benefit for you as the property owner as well as the technician since maintenance and repair services are easier to tackle. When you keep up on regular HVAC maintenance, you don’t have to worry as much about your unit giving out in the middle of the summer or winter. An HVAC technician will perform a thorough inspection of all components of the heating and cooling system and make recommendations for repairs or replacements to make sure that it keeps up with the changing seasons.

Improved Efficiency

When you choose a government-certified Energy Star packaged system, you can enjoy the benefits of lower heating and cooling bills. In fact, these options tend to be 15-25 percent more efficient than split models. Most packaged systems are more efficient than split options since they are self-contained. Air doesn’t have to travel as far, which can often lead to loss and reduced efficiency.

These systems also don’t have to work as hard, reducing the amount of energy it takes to heat and cool your house. While putting the packaged HVAC unit into your home or business will require an initial investment, you can start taking advantage of cost savings right away, making it well worth the installation cost.

It Can Keep Up

Some owners of large buildings worry that a packaged HVAC unit won’t be able to keep up with the demands, especially when the weather gets hot and humid during the summertime. However, a packaged unit is just as efficient, if not more so, than a split system. In fact, most units are between three and 20 tons in size, which means that they can cool at an average of 12,000 BTU (British Thermal Units) each hour.

Larger homes and commercial buildings can rely on larger units to ensure a comfortable temperature, while a three-ton unit is typically large enough to keep a home cool or warm. Your HVAC technician can determine which size of packaged unit will be most efficient in your home or office building.

Contact us at BTAC (Bruce Thornton) by calling 806-589-1014 to learn more about packaged heating and cooling units and how they can improve the efficiency in your home or office.

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