By Shawn Adam 05 Jan, 2017
Trane TruComfort variable speed systems provide the ultimate in comfort and energy savings. Instead of cycling on and off at full capacity like conventional systems, Trane TruComfort systems run at the lowest speed needed for the current weather conditions, helping homeowners save energy and money. See how it works!
By Shawn Adam 01 Dec, 2016
With new building codes in place, most homes built after 1979 are better insulated and much more tightly sealed. This helps reduce the amount of energy used to keep the home comfortable, but it also traps humidity and allergens in the home. 
By Shawn Adam 15 Nov, 2016
  • The furnace is a major part of a split or hybrid system. The furnace creates warm air to heat the home. 

  • The furnace can also work in conjunction with a condenser or heat pump to circulate cool air throughout the home. 

  • The furnace is comprised of a blower to circulate air, a gas valve and heat exchanger to heat the air. 

  • If combined with an air conditioner or heat pump, a coil is attached to the furnace.

  • According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), "Reducing your heating energy use is the single more effective way to save money and reduce your home's contribution to global environmental problems.

  • Recent technology advances have given us two and three-stage furnaces using variable-speed blowers, which can improve comfort within the home and further reduces energy consumption.
By Shawn Adam 15 Nov, 2016
During the hotter times of the year, an Air Conditioner delivers cool, comfortable air to the home. The air conditioner sends refrigerant to the indoor coil, chilling the coil. After the refrigerant chills the coil, it absorbs the heat from the warm air and returns it to the air conditioner where it is released into the outside air. As air is passing through the coil, it also leaves moisture behind, reducing the humidity in the home. 
By Shawn Adam 15 Nov, 2016
Professor Dennis Buffington from the department of agriculture and biological engineering of Penn State University says "To make an "apples-to-apples" comparison of various forms of energy, the comparisons must be made on the basis of dollars per million BTUs." Below is an energy cost comparison to create 1 million B.T.U.s.
By Shawn Adam 15 Nov, 2016
A hybrid system uses a furnace instead of an air handler inside the home.

This allows a fossil fuel furnace to be used as the back-up heat source for the heat pump instead of the resistant heater used in an air handler.

This is usually done when the existing furnace does not need to be replaced and air conditioning functions are being added to the home. Or if there is insufficient electrical capacity for electric heat. 
By Shawn Adam 15 Nov, 2016
A balance point is the approximate outdoor temperature at which the maximum heating capacity of the heat pump matches the heating requirements of the home.

The lower the temperature outside drops, the greater the heating needs are of the home. As the temperature drops, the heat pump has a harder time absorbing heat, reducing the amount it can bring into the home. When the outdoor temperature is below the balance point, the heat pump needs help from a back-up heat source, such as resistant heater or furnace. When the outdoor temp is higher than the balance point, the heat pump alone can keep the home comfortable. 
By Shawn Adam 15 Nov, 2016
The large particles are trapped by the Pre-filter.
By Shawn Adam 11 Nov, 2016
During the winter, your comfort relies on 2 things: the tempurature and the amount of humidity. Your new humidifier will provide your home with the recommended indoor relative humidity to ensure your comfort all winter long. 

Humidified air helps to reduce static electricity, helps prevent wood furniture from drying out, help prevent nasal passages from becoming too dry and makes your home comfortable.
By Shawn Adam 11 Nov, 2016
Even in cold temperatures, heat still exists in the air.

The heat pump refrigerant absorbs the heat from the outside air, compresses it making it even hotter and sends it to the coil.

The coil heats up from the heated refrigerant passing through it and conditions the air as it is blown across the coil.  

As the passing air grabs the heat from the coil, the refrigerant inside the coil cools down and is sent back to the heat pump to absorb the heat from the outside and repeats the process.

As the temperature outside drops, it is harder for the heat pump to extract enough heat to keep up with the homes heating needs. 

When the heat pump cannot keep up the the homes heating needs, it has reached its "Balance Point" and needs back-up heat sources, such as resistant heat strips to keep the home comfortable. 
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