Roof mounted AC (Package Unit) vs Split System

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Precision Air. Trained professionals with integrity. Call 602FIXMYAC. Make a precision
decision with Precision Air.” Hello everybody. Erik Bryan here, owner of Precision Air & Heating.
Since 1995, we have performed well over 250,000 service calls across the valley. We thought,
what better way to share our experience and know-how than answering some common homeowner
questions. Matt from Phoenix asks, “Erik, if I get an A/C system on my roof, is it more
expensive?” Good question Matt. The reality of the situation is this….the cost between
a package unit on the roof and a traditional split system on the ground or in your closet
or attic, should be identically the same. Now a couple of key points to note here is
that the installation of a split system is typically more difficult. Getting air handlers
to fit up in the attics or getting an air handler to properly fit inside a closet or
a cabinet that you might have, can sometimes be a challenge. The instillation of a package
unit on the room is generally just a good, old-fashioned stand, an elbow….a crane comes
in and drops the unit down…button it up, hook the electrical up…it’s really pretty
simple. To answer your question, the cost between any type of equipment should be the
same. Hopefully that answers your question Matt. Thank you for sharing your questions.
I hope this helps shed some light on keeping your home operating properly and as efficiently
as possible. If you have questions regarding your A/C, heating, plumbing, or home performance
needs, post your questions on our Facebook page and check back for additional videos.
Who knows, we might just answer your question next.“Make a precision decision
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11 thoughts on “Roof mounted AC (Package Unit) vs Split System

  1. helloI need to cool avery big room it has volume of about 15*15*10 what is the best as I should have

  2. lies split system cheaper
    dam cran expensive
    plus the big holes in roof
    plus roof had come out put flashing.
    if it leak then your fuk. that is joist wet, sheet rock wet, electrical equipment wet, mole inside house. way more expensive

  3. I gutted the split out of my house and took the closet back. Installed a roof unit on the back of the house above the kitchen. We put down waterproof membrane, and flashing, redid the vapor barrier above the waterproof membrane, then the ac rail and bolted it in (not screws, bolts) and then the roof tiles around that. Slapped the AC on the rail, and called the HVAC guy. Charged me for service connection and nitrogen flush, fired it up. It was a little too cold at first but we got Alexa and the Nest to learn the system. Way more powerful air, alot less noise in the house. But I wouldn't advise using a car winch tied to a dolly to drag the ac up the roof of your house on a cathedral pitch. lol

  4. What about power consumption of both units? Secondly if we are using 10 tons in a room and not using at peak (let say 30 tons) so, in such a varying load condition split can be used as per demand but if we talk about roof top unit how much power it will draw?
    Reply please

  5. No gloves, no safety glasses, no fall protection and no hard hats with a crane on site
    Better hope OSHA or your insurance company doesn't see this.

  6. Easy peazy>>>     used my 21' extension ladder as a ramp slid the old one off, slid the new one up (smaller and lighter than the old one) 4 bolts, plugged in the plug and play and fired right up. About 1 hr….

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