Serving the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, PA Areas
A properly sized and fully functional heating and cooling system is the key to maintaining a comfortable home or business. In traditional settings, HVAC systems include an indoor furnace and a cooling system split into an indoor evaporator coil and outdoor condenser. Even heat pumps, which deliver both heating and cooling, are usually split into indoor and outdoor components.
However, rooftop packaged systems incorporate heating and cooling into a single outdoor unit. Once, rooftop package HVAC units were used only in commercial and industrial applications. Today however, both homes and businesses can enjoy efficient heating and cooling from packaged systems mounted on the roof.
If you decide packaged HVAC is right for you, look no further than T.E. Spall & Son. We both install new rooftop packaged systems and replace outdated equipment. Contact us today to learn more!
Benefits of Rooftop Packaged HVAC
If you’re not sure whether a rooftop package system is right for you, consider the benefits over a conventional split system:
- More convenient repairs: With a single unit containing all heating and cooling elements, it takes a shorter amount of time for a technician to determine what’s wrong with the system. A shorter visit equals a lower repair cost.
- Improved efficiency in cooling mode: Warm air naturally rises while cool air falls. When the cooling equipment is located on top of the building, the coldest air is delivered to the upper floors first of the building where it’s needed most. This results in a more comfortable interior. Plus, the blower motor works less hard to deliver cooled air evenly throughout the structure, which lowers energy costs.
- Increased building attractiveness: When industrial-looking HVAC equipment is situated on the roof, it doesn’t become an eyesore in front of your home or business. The above-ground installation also helps reduce the chance of vandalism or theft.
Properly Sized Rooftop Packaged Units
When installing a new packaged HVAC system, the unit must be sized to fit your needs. Even if you’re replacing an older system, it’s important to hire a contractor who can conduct formal load calculations to ensure the right size. After all, the old unit may not have been sized properly in the first place or changes to the building over the years could impact your current heating and cooling requirements.
Some contractors purposely oversize new systems to ensure they keep up on the hottest summer days and coldest winter nights. However, oversized equipment is less efficient, creates uncomfortable temperature fluctuations, and wears out sooner due to short cycling.
Make sure your contractor doesn’t resort to simple rules of thumb such as square footage and climate alone. Proper load calculations take the following into account:
- Ceiling height
- Number of stories
- Insulation values
- Air leakage
- Building orientation and sun exposure
- Occupancy level
- Interior heat gain
Rooftop Packaged HVAC Installation & Replacement in PA
If you’re looking for rooftop package HVAC installation or replacement services in northeastern Pennsylvania, contact T.E. Spall & Son. We have been installing and replacing HVAC systems in the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, PA areas for nearly 30 years!