Have you ever wondered why your HVAC equipment is in a certain location in your Eastern North Carolina home? Home builders and architects normally choose the exact spot where your HVAC system goes based on specific factors, including the type of equipment you have. Find out more about HVAC system installation in your home.

Air Conditioner

Air conditioning systems have both indoor and outdoor equipment. The outdoor unit is where you’ll find the compressor, condenser coil, fan, and electrical equipment. The indoor equipment for a central air conditioning system includes the evaporator coil, which is typically placed on top of a gas furnace.


Furnaces are usually installed in an out-of-the way location that’s still easy enough to access for maintenance and repairs, such as a closet, laundry room or basement. Furnaces, such as gas furnaces and electrical furnaces, have indoor equipment that’s typically in one location in your home.

Heat Pump

A heat pump has both indoor and outdoor equipment. These HVAC systems supply both heat and cool air for homes. The indoor part includes an air handler, which is installed near ductwork in an out-of-the-way location in most homes. The outdoor equipment is a unit that includes the compressor and coils. This is usually placed close to your home’s exterior.

Gas Pack

Gas packs provide heating and air conditioning in one unit, which is ideal when you have limited space. This unit is typically installed outside your home, although some buildings have them installed on the roof, such as commercial buildings.

Mini Split

Ductless mini-split systems are mainly used for heating and cooling specific areas of your home, such as a sunroom or bonus room. These systems are also used for garages and shops. Mini-split equipment includes outdoor and indoor components. The indoor units are typically mounted to the wall in certain areas to provide maximum comfort. The outdoor component should be in a location that provides plenty of airflow around the unit.

If you need more information on HVAC system installation in your Eastern North Carolina home, please contact Jackson & Sons today.