There are four types of HVAC Systems (HVAC – Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning). Choosing the system that will provide the best indoor comfort and air quality for your home or business is a very important decision. Since the life span of an HVAC system is 10 to 15 years, it’s important to choose one that you’ll be happy with the results for a long time.

Your HVAC contractor should always provide a thorough inspection of your property before you buy, offering helpful suggestions on which HVAC types will best meet your specific needs.

Heating and Air Conditioning Split System

It’s referred to as a split system because it consists of an outdoor unit containing the condenser and compressor, as well as an indoor unit containing the evaporator coil and blower. A split system is the most popular type of residential heating and air conditioning. The indoor unit is often connected to a furnace or heat pump. Ducts carry air throughout your home. Accessories available to improve indoor air quality includes air purifiers, humidifiers and UV lamps.

Hybrid Heat Pump System

In a hybrid heating and air system, a heat pump is powered by electricity and is used in conjunction with a furnace that burns natural gas, propane, or fuel oil. Heat pumps are air conditioners that can also work in reverse to efficiently heat your home.

Ductless Mini Split Heat Pump

Ductless mini split units are installed directly into zoned areas that are in need of heating and cooling. A ductless mini split is often a great choice for a bonus room or an addition added on later that isn’t connected to the main ductwork system.

Heating and Air Conditioning System

A packaged HVAC system contains the compressor, condenser and evaporator all in one unit. Many times these are located on a roof or near the foundation. This is a great solution for commercial businesses without the available space for the separate components of a split system.

Replacing your HVAC system? Contact us at Jackson & Sons today. We proudly serve all of Eastern North Carolina’s comfort needs.