Your home comfort system is likely the biggest use of energy in your home. In fact, over a third of the energy in the United States is used to heat and cool buildings. Having a properly designed and installed heating and air conditioning system will have the biggest impact on your energy costs. Here are a few heating and cooling options we offer.
Like conventional HVAC systems, mini split systems locate the noisy compressor and condenser outside the house. But the mini split systems eliminate the need for a basement or attic-located evaporator unit and bulky ductwork by using thin copper tubing that pumps refrigerant directly to discreet wall mounted blowers inside. Even more remarkable, this same unit works in reverse in winter, absorbing heat from the outside air and moving it indoors to heat your home. The result? Efficient cooling and heating for year-round, whole-house comfort in most climates.
Think of a heat pump as a heat transporter constantly moving warm air from one place to another, to where its needed or not needed, depending on the season. Even in air that's seems too cold, heat energy is present. When it's cold outside a heat pump extracts this outside heat and transfers it inside. When it’s warm outside, it reverses directions and acts like an air conditioner, removing heat from your home.
An air conditioner can change the temperature, humidity or general quality of the air. More specifically, an air conditioner makes your home cooler, by drawing heat energy out of the house and transferring that heat to the outdoors, then replacing the air inside your home with cooler air.
A gas furnace is the heating component in a majority of systems in colder weather climates. It converts gas to heat. Another option is an oil furnace that uses oil as its fuel instead of natural gas. The main components to a furnace include burners and heat exchanger, blower and controls. Gas and oil furnaces are built to perform again and again, year after year. Beyond performance, we also provide options for energy-efficient operation. In fact, some of our furnaces operate at over 95% efficiency, which means that 95% of the fuel you pay for is actually converted into heat for your home.
A boiler is a unit where water is heated and circulated, either as hot water or steam, to heat your home. Boilers can either be gas or oil. It can be used to heat the home and domestic hot water (water used for bathing or drinking). The furnace of the boiler is where the fuel and air are introduced to combust. Fuel and air mixtures are normally introduced into the furnace by using burners, where the flames are formed. The resulting hot gases travel through a series of heat exchangers, where heat is transferred to the water flowing though them.