Older HVAC units are multi-unit systems that take up lots of space and aren’t nearly as efficient as some of their alternatives. If space is at a premium in your Houston area home and you want to battle energy costs, then you need to consider a packaged HVAC unit. These take up little space, help cut costs, and provide equivalent heating and cooling to your home. To get the best out of your heating and cooling, consider some of these benefits of an HVAC package unit.
Saving Interior Space
If you live in a cramped living space, you don’t want to concede square footage by having a bulky system in your basement. Instead, you can use that space to add value or entertainment to your home, typically by adding a finished basement. By purchasing an HVAC package unit, you don’t have to worry about this, as it is usually placed next to the house or on the roof. In this manner, you’ll have more space to play with to build what you really want.
Easy, Streamlined Maintenance
Most heating and cooling technicians charge an initial fee and an hourly fee when it comes to routine or heavy-duty maintenance. However, this cost is offset with an HVAC package unit, simply because all the components are in a single, easy to reach location. This prevents technicians from having to go back and forth from interior to exterior units or having to crawl into cramped quarters to make a repair. Technicians also will have a much easier time when you decide to do an annual tune-up on the unit.
The assembly of a HVAC package unit is completely done in a controlled-indoor environment. This ensures that it’s destined to work upon installation. In addition, installation is cheaper because it’s only a single unit, which requires less time than traditional multi-unit HVAC systems. The only problem you may face is corrosion if you live in a coastal area, but annual paint jobs can curb the damage done by saltwater.
Lower Utility Bills
Because package units are an all-in-one HVAC solution, they don’t have to work as hard as multi-unit systems. This creates higher energy-efficiency and lower monthly energy bills. Most of these units also have the Energy Star logo as added proof that you’ll save money. The Energy Star logo promises to lower utility bills by 15 to 25 percent a month.
Reliability and Versatility
What the packaged unit has in common with its multi-unit predecessor is that it comes in a variety of options, but obviously in a single unit. However, you get your choice of heating and air conditioning energy sources such as a heat pump, a gas unit, or an electric unit. This choice also adversely affects your utility bill, so choose wisely.
Heating and Cooling a Large Space
Whether you’re installing an HVAC package unit in your home or business, remember that it cools very large areas at a fraction of the cost of traditional units. Most units are between three tons and 20 tons, meaning that they cool about 12,000 British Thermal Units per hour. A three-ton unit is enough to cool most homes, but if you have a large warehouse or showroom, you’ll have the added versatility of a single unit to cool or heat the space efficiently.
If you’re moving into a new home or business or simply want to upgrade or update your HVAC system, there’s no reason not to consider a package unit. Its energy efficiency, accessibility, and versatility gives it a definite win over traditional systems. However, you need to make sure you have a professional to properly install the system. That’s why you need to call the pros at Davis Air Conditioning & Heating today at 888-710-5530.
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