Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, The Pros and Cons of Each HVAC System

If you are looking for the pros and cons of different types of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, you have come to the right place. There are many types of HVAC systems on the market. Each system has its own advantages and disadvantages. You should have a clear idea of these benefits and disadvantages before investing in the right system for your residential or commercial space. What type of system could be best for your needs and budget? This article provides information on the pros and cons of each type of HVAC system on the market today.

Split Systems

Split systems are some of the most common HVAC systems on the market today. This system comes with two units as the heating unit and the cooling unit. The cooling unit will be set up outside the building with a compressor, coil, fan, and refrigerant to blow out the hot air. You may have already seen these units placed outside a building that runs frequently during the hot summer months. The heater is located in the basement or storage area of the building. The hot air will be dispersed by a fan or circulated through an evaporator. The unit usually uses gas to heat the building. A thermostat is used to guarantee your comfort levels by managing the temperature.

Pros

. Split systems are noiseless. You may hear only the air being circulated indoors

. Split systems have humidifiers and purifiers to guarantee the comfort of your family during all types of weather conditions

. Split systems can be easily placed in any building since they are unobtrusive

. The latest units are sleek and designed well

Cons

. Split systems are quite expensive to install

. You need a professional HVAC contractor to install such a system

. Split units are ideal for large homes

. The outdoor unit of the system generates a lot of noise

Duct-Free HVAC Systems

The duct-free HVAC unit is also known as a mini-split system. It is quite expensive and has a large upfront cost. But the unit will benefit the entire family and save money in the long run. The system has individual units for each room of the building. The system offers great independent control to the entire home or office. The units will be mounted on indoor walls and attached to an outdoor compressor.

Pros

. Duct-free HVAC units are ideal for heating and cooling individual rooms in your home or office

. If you have additions in the building, this type of system is the best for your home or office

. You have independent control of each unit with a duct-free system

. Mini-split systems are easy to install

. The system is ideal for commercial establishments such as hotels, apartments, restaurants, and smaller homes

. Mini-split systems will help you conserve energy in the process

Cons

. Mini-split systems are quite expensive to install and repair

. The sight of the unit is quite obvious compared to a split system

. Regular and intensive cleaning and maintenance is required to keep the unit working in good order

. The ability to use less power can become a disadvantage at times because it doesn’t provide the same level of consistency as a central air system

Hybrid Split Systems

These units are almost similar to split systems with a few differences. The unit will react to changing temperatures and adjust the heating and cooling accordingly.

Pros

. You can choose the heat up the home or office with gas or electricity when you invest in this system

. Hybrid systems are best for mild climates

Cons

. The hybrid system is not 100% renewable and won’t reduce your carbon footprint

The aforementioned article provides information on the pros and cons of each type of HVAC system on the market today.

Michael Hope is the founder of M&K Heating and Cooling Services. Michael’s experience has always been in the mechanical fields. In 1991, Michael moved to Nevada to work at the Nevada Test Site in the drilling operations for the nuclear testing facilities. After the Nuclear test treaty was signed in 1992, Michael retrained in the HVAC/R field and has been doing it since. Michael is currently NATE (North American Technical Excellence) certified. This is the only nationally recognized certification in the HVAC field.