How Packaged Systems Work
- Package units are unique, all-in-one systems
that supply both cooling and heating equipment in one “package.” These units sit on the ground or rooftop outside of your home or business. Package units come in three forms:
- Packaged heat pumps offer heating and cooling
using heat pump technology.
- Packaged air conditioners cool your home and
can heat it as well, using electrical strip heat.
- Packaged gas-electric units offer all-in-one
air conditioning and natural gas-powered furnace
- Space efficiency– Unlike split-system units, all components of a complete heating and cooling system are contained in one location, making package units ideal for situations in which
indoor space is at a premium.
- Energy-efficient heating and cooling performance – All Amana® brand package units offer 13 SEER or higher cooling performance. Our package gas/electric units offer 80% AFUE heating performance, as well.
How Heat Pump Systems Work
- Using electricity as its energy source, heat pumps are used for either the heating or cooling of your home by transferring
heat between two reservoirs.
- In the warmer months, the heat pump acts like an air conditioner, removing heat from the air inside your home and transferring it outside.
- During colder months, heat from outdoor air is extracted and transferred to the interior of your home. Believe it or not, even
a 32° Fahrenheit day produces enough heat to warm a home using a heat pump.
- Year-round, energy-efficient indoor
comfort for moderate climates – A central heat pump helps maintain comfortable temperatures inside your home and reduces humidity levels year-round. Homes located in regions with severely cold temperatures may either require supplemental heating or be better served with an air conditioner/furnace combination.
- Cleaner air – As your heat pump system draws air out of various rooms in the house through return air ducts, the air is pulled through an air filter, which removes airborne particles such as dust and lint. Sophisticated filters may remove microscopic pollutants, as well. The filtered air is then routed to air supply duct-work that carries it back to rooms. Whenever the air conditioner is running, this cycle repeats continually, constantly filtering and cleaning the air in your home.
- Quieter operation – Because the compressor-bearing unit of the typical central heat pump system is located outside the home, the indoor noise level from its operation is much lower than that of a free-standing air conditioning unit.