Patching an Old HVAC System
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Patching an Old HVAC System

When I married my husband ten years ago, I reluctantly agreed to move into the older brick home he already owned. I knew the house was outdated. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any experience renovating an older place. Immediately, I noticed the old central air conditioning unit in the home. After thoroughly inspecting the equipment, I was afraid the ancient unit wouldn’t make it through my first summer in my new place. Thankfully, I was wrong. After ten years, this same air conditioning system is still running smoothly. However, it has received some diligent care from a reputable HVAC contractor over the years. On this blog, you will discover the ways an HVAC contractor can restore an older air conditioning unit.


Patching an Old HVAC System

Single Package Vertical AC Units: A Simple Explanation For A Complex-Sounding Appliance

Mary Gonzalez

It is a mouthful to say; single package vertical AC unit. What does that even mean? You know it has something to do with air conditioning, but what, exactly, is it? If you consult with a single package vertical A/C unit supplier, you would probably get an explanation that goes something like this.

Single Package

This phrase does not refer to the entire AC unit coming or shipping in one box, although it could. Instead, it refers to the unit itself. It is a single "package." Everything needed to create cooled air for commercial buildings is in one encased appliance. That makes sense, right?


Vertical means that this commercial air conditioning unit is upright. It is not horizontal, or on its side, as are other commercial A/C units when they are installed. It looks very much like a residential boiler or furnace in size and shape, except that it only provides air conditioning. It is intentionally designed to be upright and fit into closet spaces for hotel and motel rooms that have tiny rooms. One to ten rooms may connect to a single vertical unit, depending on the BTU capacity and ability to circulate cold air to more than one room.

AC Units and Suppliers

These A/C units are very different from other commercial cooling appliances. Even the suppliers of these units are different because they have chosen to promote these units and provide repair and maintenance for appliances that are very unique to their industry. Because of the compact nature of these machines, they are installed in doctors' and dentists' offices as well as hotels, motels, nursing homes, and dorms. At this present time, the only residential spaces that may install and use single package vertical AC units are condos, high rises, and mansions in excess of several thousand square feet.

Call an HVAC Contractor for More Information

If you are currently building a commercial structure, or a multi-unit housing building, this type of A/C unit would be ideal. If you are interested, you will first need to find an HVAC contractor that knows more about them. Ask him/her all of the questions you want to ask. Then find the HVAC contractors that specialize in selling and installing these particular appliances. Ask them to make bids for your building. Then hire the contractor who is most knowledgeable and least expensive to install these air conditioners in the building.

For more information, contact a company like Ice-Air.