What is a Split System?

Split systems divide heating and cooling systems into separate entities. Split system air conditioners may be paired with a furnace or air handler depending on the area you’re located. Residents in warmer areas may have no necessity for a gas furnace. Internal control panels and units for split systems can be placed anywhere they’re protected from the elements including attics and basements. Outdoor elements of the system will often be located on the side of the building. A split system is the most common central air condition system choice.

Split-system heat pumps are similar to split system air conditioners, but they’re more popular with residents in colder regions. This multi-functioning system can reverse air conditioning to provide heat instead.

What is the difference between a split system and a package unit?

A package system will combine air conditioning and heating functions into one single unit, while a split system typically divides heating and cooling into separate systems, one indoors and one outdoors.

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