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Package Unit vs. Split System

Roof Mount

A package unit installed on a roof mount, which is used for heavier units or steep roofs.

A package unit is a self-contained air conditioning appliance that typically is mounted on the roof of your home. In contrast, a configuration consisting of both outdoor and indoor components is a split system; the outdoor housing with the compressor and condenser typically sits at ground level next to your home, while the indoor components include the evaporator and are typically tucked away in the attic or a closet.

Each type has its advantages and drawbacks, but at Comfort Control Heating and Air Conditioning, our experience covers both and we can advise you as to which is best suited your home as well as which best addresses to your needs.

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Ceiling Fans Alongside Central Cooling Systems

Suppose you have a new, top-of-the-line heating and air conditioning system, as well as excellent insulation and everything else that a modern home would benefit from in keeping the indoor temperature within comfortable bounds while using energy most efficiently. Is there still a role for a ceiling fan, or are they just a legacy appliance from a time before air conditioning?

The answer is: yes, ceiling fans can be effective if used right, but don’t be in a hurry to get one if your home does not already have one.

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What Does a Thermostat Do?

Consider the ever-present thermostat – a staple of American households for decades. It usually takes the shape of an unassuming box on the wall, but that modest device controls the comfort of your family on the coldest day in January and the hottest day in July.

A thermostat is a temperature-sensitive switch that controls a space conditioning unit or system, such as a furnace, air conditioner, or both. When the indoor temperature drops below or rises above the thermostat setting, the switch moves to the “on” position, and your furnace or air conditioner runs to warm or cool the house air to the setting you selected for your family’s comfort. A thermostat, in its simplest form, must be manually adjusted to change the indoor air temperature.