Air Conditioning & Heating Systems
Central Air Conditioning / Split System Installation+
Modern central air conditioners are designed to maximize seasonal energy efficiency, saving you money on energy costs while still providing the cool air you need on hot days. Depending on the size of your home, you may have a single air conditioner, or you may have a split system with multiple units, each cooling different parts of your home.
A central air conditioning system works by bringing in outside air to be cooled. An air handler then regulates the dispersal of cool air to the vents throughout your home.
Depending on your particular air conditioning system, it may also function as a heat pump, reversing the process in the winter to deliver heat when you need it. This lets you make the most of a single system to handle all your heating and cooling needs.
Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioner Installation+
A mini split air conditioner is an alternative to a traditional central air system. If your home is not already equipped with air conditioning ducts, installing them can be expensive. Mini-split systems are a budget-friendly option that cost less to operate, saving you even more money.
Package Unit Replacement+
Package units combine air conditioning and heating into a single appliance so you won’t need both an air conditioning unit and separate furnace. This is perfect for small homes or homes without an attic to house a full-sized furnace.
Package units give you multiple options. In addition to the air conditioner, you can choose a heat pump, gas furnace or electric heating, depending on your needs and preferences. Heat pumps tend to be more efficient, but also more costly up front. Gas heating can save you money, but strains natural resources compared to electric heat.
Furnaces provide heat during the winter months, and most commonly come in gas or electric models. Electric furnaces generate heat internally, while gas furnaces burn natural gas to create heat. Although less common, some oil furnaces are still in use. You may also have a heat exchanger, heat pump, or other variation.
Today's furnaces offer more energy efficiency than their predecessors. High-efficiency models, as determined by their Energy Star ratings, can help you save money on energy costs. Many furnaces available today offer variable-speed settings, letting you customize your heating even further.
Heat Pump Installation+
Heat pumps are unique compared to other air conditioners. Instead of creating cool air to blow into your home, a heat pump removes heat from the air inside and transfers it outside. During the winter, you can switch the direction of the heat pump to bring in warmth.
This type of heating and cooling system uses electricity to operate and is typically more energy efficient than other types. To determine the energy efficiency of a particular heat pump, look for the Energy Star rating. Energy efficiency is measured in HSPF, which compares the amount of heat produced to the energy used to create it. Look for an HSPF of 8 or higher if energy efficiency is your main concern.
While heat pumps save you money on energy over time, they can be more costly to install.
Wall Heater Replacement+
Though many homes today are built with ducted systems, older homes were often built without them. Because central air ducts can be costly to install, many people turn to wall heaters, wall air conditioners, or window air conditioners for their HVAC needs instead.
These types of heating and air conditioning units are much more affordable to install than central HVAC systems and don't require major renovations. Space heaters and electric wall heaters can provide added warmth as needed. When it's hot outside, a portable air conditioner can help keep you cool in any room of your home. To help you save money on energy costs, choose an energy-efficient machine based on the Energy Star rating.