Heat pumps have an outdoor unit called the compressor cabinet, where the heat is absorbed from the outdoor air while in heating mode and drained while in cooling mode. The compressor unit, however, needs adequate clearance on all sides to work effectively. Jon Wayne Company, your premier HVAC installation contractor, shares the importance of this here.
Old residential furnaces use coal and wood for fuel. Newer models, on the other hand, use electricity, gas, or propane, and are very efficient. Some have AFUE (annual fuel use efficiency) ratings of as high as 98%. It means they turn 98% of the fuel used into heat.
A variable-speed HVAC system is a new technology in heating and air conditioning. It has distinct advantages over single-speed units. Jon-Wayne Company, your local HVAC company, explains them in full detail here.
A lot of people mistakenly refer to furnaces as air handlers, but the key difference boils down to this: the furnace heats and blows air through the ducts, while the air handler distributes air that’s been heated elsewhere.
Energy efficiency has become a necessity for most homeowners, and increased insulation is just one of several strategies recommended by companies offering heating and air conditioning services to make your home more energy efficient and eco-friendly.