Gas Packs 101

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Of all the kinds of HVAC systems, gas packs are one of the least common. Both the heating and cooling components sit in one large metal box outside the home. The fans are in one location, as are all the electronic components. The thermostat sits inside the house and sends signals to the unit to turn on and off.

Split HVAC systems are more common, where the air conditioner’s condenser sits on the ground or roof and the blower fan, the furnace’s burner and cooling coils are located indoors inside the air handler.


Energy Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy sets lower energy efficiency standards for package systems than split systems. Because all the components are outdoors, gas packs are less energy efficient than split systems.

In the winter, the burner and heat exchanger take longer to warm because they’re completely exposed to the weather. The same is true in the summer. The hot temperatures increase the amount of time it takes to extract the heat from the indoor air.

Gas packs are only one of several options for central HVAC systems. To learn which would be the best solution for your home, contact Jackson & Sons, providing trusted HVAC services for eastern North Carolina homeowners and businesses since 1974.

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Our goal is to help educate our customers in Eastern North Carolina (including Wayne, Johnston, Greene, Lenoir, Pitt and Duplin Counties) about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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