Alaskan Air Conditioning and Heating is dedicated to outstanding customer service in all we do. Since our inception in 1972, we have made it our business to provide the best heating and cooling services in the Phoenix and Tucson, AZ areas, including installing the best HVAC systems on the market.
We install HVAC systems and products including:
- Air Source Heat Pumps
- Ductless Mini Splits
- Gas Packs
- Zoning Systems
- Forced Air Systems
- Air Handlers
- Programmable Thermostats
We are authorized dealers for Rheem, Lennox, and Carrier, three of the most respected brands in the industry. HVAC systems from these brands have a reputation for long life and efficient function, and carry excellent warranties.
HVAC systems can be a significant investment for the homeowner, so you want to make an educated purchase and protect your investment. You probably don’t give your HVAC unit much thought except when it’s not working. You might not even know what type you have installed in your home, or even that there are different types. There are four primary types of HVAC systems, and each has its benefits and drawbacks.
If you’re considering buying a new HVAC system in your home or office, it’s essential to understand the differences to help you choose the suitable unit. These are duct-free systems, split systems, hybrid systems, and packaged systems.
Heating and Cooling Split Systems
The most common type is the split system. As the name implies, the system is split into two central units: cooling and heating. They are instantly recognizable because they have two separate units, one indoors and one outdoors. The cooling system is outside and consists of compressors, coils, and refrigerants to cool the air and remove the hot air.
The heating portion of the split system is generally located in the basement or storage space. It uses gas to warm your home, with either a fan or an evaporator to circulate the warm air. This split system has a traditional thermostat to control the temps, and it can keep most homes at the appropriate temperature. Most split systems also contain a purifier and/or a humidifier system.
Hybrid Split System
A hybrid system HVACs are similar to split HVAC systems, with one primary difference: they help manage energy costs through an electric hybrid heating system. This allows you to switch between using gas, which is quicker, and electric, which is quieter and more efficient. During milder months, use electricity to save energy and switch to gas during the more extreme months.
Duct Free (also called Mini-Split)
A duct-free system is an entirely different system. It requires more significant upfront costs but delivers enormous benefits in certain circumstances. These HVAC systems place individual units in every room, providing independent temperature control. Units are indoor wall-mounted attached to a compressor outside. They are good if you’re building an existing home because they’re easier to install than tapping into your existing ductwork. Duct-free HVAC systems require regular maintenance and cleaning to avoid costly repairs and replacements.
Packaged Heating and Air
Packaged heating and air HVAC systems are the most unique. This type of system has one combined heating and cooling unit stored inside the house, typically in an attic or other top floor storage. The single unit works to both heat and cool the home. They are compact and suitable for smaller houses or when an exterior placement isn’t possible. They can be energy efficient and are easy to maintain. These are typically used for warmer climates because the heating unit isn’t as strong as split systems.
When You Think HVAC Systems, Think Alaskan!
Call Alaskan Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. in Tucson and Phoenix, AZ today to schedule your in-home appointment to evaluate your home’s heating and cooling needs and discuss which HVAC product is best for you.
Why choose Alaskan Air Conditioning and Heating for your HVAC systems?
As a family owned and operated business with over 45 years in the HVAC industry, we know that you’re looking for excellent service and outstanding attention to detail from your HVAC service provider. We make it our business to exceed your expectations in every way.