An air conditioner keeps your home cool in the summer heat by compressing a gas called refrigerant. When compressed, the gas condenses down to a chilled liquid, and is pumped inside to the indoor coil. The efficiency of an air conditioner is measured with a SEER rating, but overall cooling efficiency is impacted by much more.
A heat pump works just like an air conditioner by compressing refrigerant to keep your home cool in the summer. In cooler weather, a heat pump reverses this process, and uses heat energy from the outside air to heat the air inside your home. Heat pumps can also be combined with a gas furnace for hybrid heating.
A gas furnace can be fueled by natural gas (cheapest) or propane. Modern furnaces offer modulating flames and condensing technology making them more efficient than ever. Plus, furnaces that use a variable speed ECM fan motor are whisper quiet. No more turning up the TV.
An air handler takes the place of the indoor coil and the fan motor in the furnace when a furnace isn't used for heating. For example, do you heat with a heat pump? Then you need an air handler. Variable speed fans make them whisper quiet, so ask us about that option.
Air conditioners and heat pumps rely on an indoor coil to function. The coil holds refrigerant that is pumped inside from the outdoor unit. Evaporator coils are a version of the indoor coil used when using a furnace. Keeping the coil clean with a UV lamp helps protect cooling efficiency and air quality.
Modern thermostats offer a lot of new features that make indoor comfort more convenient and efficient. In fact, some thermostats that feature programming and/or automation will pay for themselves in energy savings alone. We offer a wide range of thermostat options to meet your specific comfort goals.
We don't stop at just the temperature of your air, but we offer indoor air quality products that can refresh, filter and protect the air you breathe. Many homes suffer from indoor air pollution due to trapped VOCs, bacteria, viruses, mold spores, dander and other contaminants. Let us enhance the quality of your indoor air!
The typical home HVAC system is called a split system, because part of the equipment is located outside, and part of the equipment is located inside. Sometimes space constraints inside make indoor equipment not practical. A packaged unit combines everything into a single footprint that is all located outside the home.