Heating & Cooling Concepts



Air Conditioner at Work

  • The typical central air conditioning system is a split system, with an outdoor air conditioning, or "compressor-bearing unit" and an indoor coil, which is usually installed on top of the furnace in the home.
  • Using electricity as its power source, the compressor pumps refrigerant through the system to gather heat and moisture from indoors and remove it from the home.
  • Heat and moisture are removed from the home when warm air from inside the home is blown over the cooled indoor coil. The heat in the air transfers to the coil, thereby "cooling" the air.
  • The heat that has transferred to the coil is then "pumped" to the exterior of the home, while the cooled air is pumped back inside, helping to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
  • Central air conditioning can also be provided through a package unit or a heat pump.

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Packaged System at Work

  • Package units are unique, all-in-one systems that supply both cooling and heating equipment in one "package." These units sit on the ground or rooftop outside of your home or business.
  • Package units come in three forms:
  • Packaged heat pumps offer heating and cooling using heat pump technology.
  • Packaged air conditioners cool your home and can heat it as well, using electrical strip heat.
  • Packaged gas-electric units offer all-in-one air conditioning and natural gas-powered furnace performance.

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Heat Pump Systems at Work

  • Using electricity as its energy source, heat pumps are used for either the heating or cooling of your home by transferring heat between two reservoirs.
  • In the warmer months, the heat pump acts like an air conditioner, removing heat from the air inside your home and transferring it outside.
  • During colder months, heat from outdoor air is extracted and transferred to the interior of your home. Believe it or not, even a 32° Fahrenheit day produces enough heat to warm a home using a heat pump.

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