Your drapes, fabrics and paint colors were all chosen with care to suit your home and tastes. Your heating and cooling system should be just the same. That's why we offer our innovative products in four configurations. One is sure to meet your needs perfectly.
A split system simply means your solution has products that reside both inside and outside your home. In many cases, a split system consists of:
Some split systems consist only of an outdoor unit?such as a heat pump or air conditioner?and an inside fan coil. If that's the case, there's usually another heat source in the home like baseboard heat or a boiler.
It's a smarter version of your standard split system, with an energy efficient twist: In addition to gas furnace heat, this system automatically figures out how to get the best efficiency by also using an electricity-fueled heat pump to provide warmth. Bonus?the heat pump functions in the place of an air conditioner too.
In the warmer, humid climates of the south you might consider a high performance heat pump with a lower efficiency and lower up front cost furnace so you can have the furnace as backup heating on really cold nights, while taking advantage of the high-efficiency heat pump most of the year. A heat pump with a variable-speed compressor matched to a furnace with a variable-speed blower motor can do an amazing job of pulling humidity out of the air in the summer to save money.
Meanwhile, in colder climates, it's best to pair your heat pump with a high-efficiency furnace. Despite the cold, you might be surprised by just how much mileage?not to mention cost-saving efficiency?you'll get from a heat pump in the spring, fall and, yes, even winter months.
A Hybrid Heat system includes:
As you may have guessed from its name, a ductless split system doesn't rely on air ducts to spread treated air in your home. Instead, this specialty system is designed to heat or cool room additions or other places that may lack ductwork, such as home theatres, exercise rooms, garages or any other area where the existing system doesn't quite cut it. Ductless split systems include:
Some homes just don't have space inside for a furnace or the coil needed for cooling. That doesn't mean they can't be filled with the same comfort and improved air quality of a split system home.
Packaged units tend to all look alike but can do vastly different things:
As an all-in-one unit, the only other thing you need is a control or thermostat and, of course, ductwork to carry the conditioned air. Additionally you can add air quality accessories if you like. Packaged systems may be located on the exterior of your home, either on a flat rooftop or in the yard.
Traditional heat pumps do the same thing as air conditioners but in winter, they do it in reverse, drawing their heat energy from the outside air. Geothermal heat pumps don't have to rely on the potentially wide temperature swings of outdoor air. They tap into the relatively consistent and more moderate temperatures of the earth instead. Using your yard, pond or well water, this ingenious technology enables you to enjoy higher energy efficiency inside your home - no matter how extreme the weather gets outside.
There are geothermal systems that can serve homes with ductwork or homes with radiant heat. The radiant heat versions are referred to as hydronic systems and some of those can also provide you with all your hot water needs.
A geothermal system can be used to provide all of your heating and cooling needs or you can pair it with a furnace for a dual fuel heating solution.