Packaged Unit Air Conditioning



Packaged unit air conditioning means that all of the air conditioner's main machinery is housed in one package.


It could be a 5 ton home or office air conditioning unit, or it could even be a 200 ton commercial air conditioning system providing cooling for a hotel.


With a few exceptions, most packaged unit air conditioning systems are designed so that all of the components that need maintenance or repair are easy to get to.

This helps technicians perform repairs and maintenance more efficiently, and that helps the owner save money.


Modern controls, variable speed motors, and compressor technology also provide features that help the owner save money.

As cooling zones in the building cool down; air flow control dampers close, evaporator blowers can be slowed down, and compressors can be staged off and un-loaded.

These features improve efficiency and reduce the power consumption of the unit.


If you're looking for a packaged unit for a mobile office or communications facility, possibly at a construction site, or even for other purposes, you might be interested in the features I appreciated in the Bard HVAC equipment I've worked on.


If you're working on a packaged unit air conditioning system with a problem, the information on our Air Conditioning Problem page will help technicians, and owners who aren't technicians.


The information on our Air Conditioning Troubleshooting, Air Conditioning Freezing, and Troubleshoot Air Conditioning Condensing Unit pages are intended to help technicians, and there's also some useful information in our System Evaluation Manual.


See our pages on Air Conditioning Coil Cleaning and Air Conditioning Maintenance for tips on cleaning and maintaining your unit,

And if you're troubleshooting a Trane packaged unit, our page about troubleshooting Trane air conditioning controls might save you some time.


There are a couple of after-market type accessories that I can recommend.

Hot water Heat Recovery Air Conditioning will help you reduce your power bill, and I've seen high intensity Ultra Violet for Air Conditioning clean the stuff that looks like mold and mildew out of dirty evaporator compartments and ductwork.


I hope this page helps, and please, feel free to contact us with any specific HVAC questions you might have, including questions about air conditioning on Guam, or refrigeration on Guam.

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