||You have part of your unit on the ground outside of your home and part of your unit
inside of your home. It could be in the attic, a closet or even your garage.
||Outside Equipment is called a Condensing Unit. Inside Equipment is called an Air
|Split System with Gas Heat
||You have a Gas Furnace next the air handler in the attic.
||Condensing Unit is called a Straight Cool Condensing Unit. You have Gas Heat because
you have a furnace.
|Split System with Heat Pump – very common in the Arizona Desert as our cool temperatures
do not get very low in the winter.
||You have a Heat Pump and you do not have a Furnace. This means that your outdoor
condensing unit has a “reversing valve” that changes the type of air flowing through
your home – it will either be heated air or cooled air. When your heat pump is
being used you may feel some cool air coming through your home. This is because
it is going into the “defrost cycle”.
||Your Equipment is a Heat Pump Condensing Unit. NOTE: Sometimes you will also have
an electric heater also called heat strips installed to give a heating boost on
colder days. They are located close the duct work near your air handler.
||These are generally on the roof. This means that both the air handler and condensing
unit are in one boxed metal package. (Sometimes a package system will be on the
ground outside the home. This is more common in mobile home parks.)
||It will either be a Gas Packaged System or Heat Pump Packaged System.
|Packaged System – Gas
||You have a gas furnace included in your package system on the roof.
|Package System – Heat Pump
||If you do not have gas to your home then you have a condensing unit with a reversing
valve to switch from heating to cooling in your packaged unit on the roof.
||Packaged Heat Pump