Discover the trick to getting the most out of your central heating and cooling system or split HVAC system

When it comes to heating or cooling your place of business or residence, you’ve got options. For instance, is a packaged or split HVAC system best for you?

Packaged HVAC’s are just as they sound: all components of the HVAC unit are packaged together into a single location within the home or commercial business, most often on the roof or ground outside the building. In contrast, split system HVAC unit components are in more than one location, one part being outside and the other inside.

The all-in-one convenience of a packaged HVAC system makes it a popular choice for both commercial and residential needs, but what exactly are the benefits of going with the packaged HVAC over the split system option?

Space Saving

Packaged HVAC units are ideal for homes or offices where there is limited indoor space; where the inside component of the split system option is not needed, thus saving on square footage. It can be common for construction plans to support packaged central HVAC units because they save so much space within the home and their simplicity is desirable.

Cost Efficient

Because all components of the HVAC are packaged together for this option, it can cost less to install. It is generally less labor-intensive to install a packaged HVAC. Also, since this unit contains all its components in one place, it eliminates the need to purchase compatible parts that have to work with both areas of a split system HVAC whenever maintenance is required.

Ease of Access

A packaged HVAC’s centralized outdoor system gives technicians ease of access when maintenance is required, which can cut down on time and cost. It also allows homeowners easier access for troubleshooting problems or performing DIY maintenance on their system.

Energy Efficient

In addition to the space efficiency, cost efficiency and ease of access that comes with a centralized HVAC unit, packaged HVAC units can also be energy efficient. Many packaged units are available as energy saving models that can help cut down on your everyday heating costs. Because the packaged HVAC contains all the unit’s components when it leaves the factory, these units are fully charged and ready to go. Factory settings also help with the unit’s efficiency.


Packaged HVAC units can often be readily compatible with air purifiers, ventilators, humidifiers, and other components that help improve your indoor air quality easily and efficiently.

Expansion Capabilities

Finally, packaged HVAC units are easier to expand than split systems because of their central location. This makes them easier and more efficient to adjust and move, which makes them attractive to commercial businesses that may need to expand down the road as their operation grows.

Whether it’s for your home or business, packaged HVAC units definitely hold some high advantages when it comes to keeping you comfortable in the most efficient way possible. Contact Gagne AC to talk about your heating and cooling options and choose a unit that is right for you, or schedule maintenance for your HVAC.

You can also visit our HVAC knowledge Center to learn more about repairing your system, staying efficient, and keeping your air comfortable.

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