If you’re looking for a new heating or cooling unit (or both), you may realize how many options there are out there. So. How do you choose the right product for your home or commercial space? That’s where our staff of professionals comes in! We can help you determine the best “bang for your buck” both at the front end of your purchase, and what will give you the best economy for years to come. Below is a run-down of the types of products we work with.
Air conditioning must perform four basic functions to control temperature, humidity, air circulation and ventilation, and to cleanse the air. Air conditioners are available today with Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings ranging from 14 to 20; the higher the rating, the lower the operating costs of the equipment.
Furnaces can be fueled by natural gas (the most common in our area), LP gas, oil, or electricity. Gas furnace efficiency is noted by its Annual Fuel-utilization-efficiency (AFUE) rating. Furnaces with the highest ratings waste the least amount of natural gas.
A heat pump cools your home in the summer and heats your home in the winter. Heat pump efficiency is noted by its SEER rating as well; variable speed models earn the highest rating.
In heating, the system requires some type of supplemental heat; electric strip heat or a gas furnace to maintain the comfort of your home. When paired with a gas furnace, it is known as a “hybrid system.”
Geo-Thermal Heat Pump
This equipment transfers heat to and from the ground rather than from the air, using the earth as a heat source in the winter and a heat sink in the summer. Initial installation costs, due to the installation of the ground loop, are higher than installation of conventional systems, but with energy savings, utility tax credits, and incentives the additional cost can be recuperated in as little as 3 years.
Water-Source Heat Pump
In a similar operation of the traditional heat pump and the geo-thermal heat pump, a water source heat pump extracts and dissipates heat by way of water instead of air or the ground. It would be necessary for a home to be located near a water source in order to take advantage of this application.
Mini-Splits – Ductless and Ducted
- Hot or cold rooms
- Enclosed sunrooms
- Homes without space for ductwork
- Larger, multi-room living spaces
A zoned system in a home setting gives the homeowner more choices and control than ever before. A home is divided into different area and comfort into different levels. Then the air – whether in heating or cooling – is directed to areas where more is need and less to areas where it is not. And when properly designed it can save hundreds in yearly energy costs.
IAQ – Indoor Air Quality
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- Controls odors
- Kills Pathogens
- Reduces particles
- Controls allergens
Whole Home Air Filters:
- 5” media filters
The choices are almost endless – from the manual style to those that can be controlled from your smart phone to those that are smart enough to control your thermostat, security and other aspects of your home.