Frankfort, Georgetown, Lawrenceburg, Lexington, Nicholasville, Sadieville, Wilmore, and Versailles

Packaged Units


  • Complete heating and cooling unit is assembled in a factory in a controlled environment.
  • The charge of the refrigerant and the balance of motors are all installed in a controlled environment.
  • Ensures that when the unit is installed will operate at its most efficient state.
  • Only a duct system would have to be installed on site.


  • All of the electronics controls and electrical motors are located outside in a harsh environment.
  • If rain or snow gets into the unit it can cause many problems.
  • The unit is also exposed to greater access by animals – Animals will find the warmest spot in the winter and if that is inside the unit they may chew on wires and destroy the insulation.
  • Many package units will rust sooner that split systems due to the exposure to the elements.

Split System


  • Components can be inside an attic or basement (especially the electronic control pieces that are very sensitive to water).
  • Split systems come with more configuration options such as up flow, down flow or horizontal to simplify the application needed.
  • Allows for greater customization of a project to achieve better results.
  • Split systems are higher in efficiency than package units.
  • Some split systems can be as high as 25 SEER while a package unit is from 13 -15 SEER typically.


  • The installation is critical to system performance (we often say the most important day in the life of a system is the day it is installed).
  • Poor installation will greatly reduce efficiency and the life of an AC.
  • It is dependent on the installation technicians to arrange the components correctly.
  • Most split outdoor units come overcharged to account for a refrigerant lineset of 15 feet.
  • If the distance between the indoor unit and outdoor unit is more or less the installation technician will have to adjust the charge.

Which is best? You decide! Or you can call us and we’ll help you!


Call Comfort Consultants today (859-397-7052) if your experiencing furnace issues, or would like to schedule routine maintenance and pre-season maintenance to prevent furnace repair in the middle of winter.


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