Today’s air conditioners provide more comfort and efficiency than ever. Whatever size your home, whenever you need cool, comfortable, cleaner air, we are dedicated to providing the very best investment you can make for your family. What does that mean for you and your family? It means you’ll enjoy complete comfort on the hottest days of the year and lower your cooling costs at the same time.
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A traditional air conditioning system has two parts: an indoor unit, such as a furnace or air handler, and an outdoor unit. The outdoor condenser unit releases the heat that the refrigerant picks up inside the home. Indoor and outdoor units are designed to work together.
When the air conditioner is properly matched with a furnace or air handler, you get maximum efficiency and longer system life. Air conditioning and cooling efficiency is measured using a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). A higher SEER rating means higher energy efficiency.
Increased efficiency may substantially lower your home cooling costs.
Variable speed blower motor equipment allows for extremely quiet operation as well as dehumidification capability.
Providing year-round performance for home comfort, heat pumps are a great solution for your home comfort system, because they work to provide both heating and cooling. Whether it’s the hottest day of summer, or the coldest day of winter, heat pumps work day-in and day-out to keep your family in premium comfort.
Year-round, energy-efficient indoor comfort for moderate climates is the main benefit that heat pumps provide. A central heat pump helps maintain comfortable temperatures inside your home and reduces humidity levels year-round. Homes located in regions with severely cold temperatures may either require supplemental heating or be better served with an air conditioner/furnace combination.
A furnace works to keep a home warm in the winter and plays a critical part in the operation of an air conditioning system. Furnaces produce heat through the combustion of natural gas in the furnace’s burner. The heat produced from this process then passes through a heat exchanger. Air from your home’s return air ducts is blown over the heat exchanger, thus warming the air.
The furnace’s blower then blows the warmed air into the ductwork, which carries and disperses the warmed air throughout the home. During warmer months, the blower inside a furnace continues to circulate return air throughout the home–only this time, the return air has been cooled by being blown over the indoor coil portion of the home’s split-system air conditioning system. The condensing coil is typically installed on top of the furnace.
What is a Mini Split Technology?
For many years ductless air-conditioning systems have been the quiet solution for cooling and heating problems around the world. A Mini Split A/C system has three main components: an indoor air handling unit, an outdoor condensing unit and a remote controller. These units are easily connected by refrigerant lines running through a small three-inch opening in the wall or ceiling. The outdoor unit cycles the refrigerant through the lines to and from the indoor unit, where the air is conditioned and distributed into the space. Installation is as simple as mounting the indoor and outdoor units, connecting the refrigerant lines, and making a few electrical connections. An easy installation for your contractor means you’ll be enjoying the comfort of your Mini Split faster.
For the Home:
You don’t need ductwork or a window space. The sleek wall-mounted indoor unit mounts discreetly high on the wall. The outdoor unit is slim and requires minimal ground space or service clearance. Great for garages!
For the Office:
Mini Splits are the perfect solution for those offices and zones within your commercial establishment that are never the right temperature.
PTAC (Package Terminal Air Conditioner) Air Conditioning units are air conditioners that are designed to control the comfort level of a single room. PTAC units are installed in rooms with a wall leading directly to the outside. As a result, there is no ductwork required. This can substantially reduce the installation cost, the amount of time and the amount of space needed for installation, while allowing the occupant full control of the temperature without impacting the remaining rooms in the building.
There are several advantages to a PTAC unit:
1 ) Inexpensive to purchase – PTAC air conditioners are purchased on a per-room-as-needed basis, therefore costs can be controlled. Furthermore, as no ductwork is required, installation is not only faster, but less expensive as well.
2) Inexpensive to operate – the focus of the PTAC unit is one, single room. Therefore, by controlling the desired temperature on a per room basis, the PTAC unit provides heating or cooling only when needed. As a result, the amount of energy needed to provide comfort to a room is limited to the individual room, rather than the entire house.
3) Energy Efficient – Quite simply, no energy is wasted heating or cooling rooms that are not being used.
Installing the correct indoor or evaporator coil is essential for getting the highest performance and comfort from your central air conditioning or heat pump system. The evaporator coil is where the actual cooling takes place as the heat in the air is absorbed by the refrigerant in the coils. As air is passed through the system, the coil will absorb the heat and you in return get that cold breeze throughout the house.
For best performance, it is recommended that you install a brand-name coil with a brand-name air conditioner or heat pump system. And as always, brand-name equipment offers some of the best warranty protection coverage in the heating and cooling industry.
“It’s not the heat — it’s the humidity.” Today’s homes require effective humidity control more than ever before. Equipped with super efficient central air-conditioning systems, near-impermeable vapor barriers and improved insulation, many new homes suffer from excess moisture problems.
Air conditioning alone cannot satisfy your home’s humidity requirements. Your air conditioning system is designed to control temperature — not humidity — and only removes humidity as a byproduct of cooling. During the spring and fall seasons when it’s still cool outside but damp inside, your air conditioning isn’t running and your house is uncomfortable — you need a whole-home dehumidifier.
One Santa Fe HC Dehumidifier installed in a central location, connected to ductwork, can condition your entire house. The HC is a free-standing dehumidifier engineered to provide whole-house humidity and particulate control. At the center of the Santa Fe HC is a high capacity, energy efficient dehumidifier with the capacity to remove over 17 gallons of water daily – 10 times the capacity of retail store, appliance grade dehumidifiers. Plus, a pleated media post-filter traps 95% of airborne particles. Santa Fe HC utilizes a compact, horizontal housing, designed to fit attics and crawl spaces in houses and light commercial buildings. The Therma Stor Santa Fe HC dehumidifier can handle large areas up to 3200 square feet.
Santa Fe HC Dehumidifier Features:
- The Santa Fe HC is controlled by a dehumidistat with positive “ON” and “OFF” settings and a variable setting range from “20%” to “80%”. Humidity control is automatic and accurate.
- Low-temperature operation. The Santa Fe HC can continue to remove humidity down to 55°F. Will not freeze-up in normal basement conditions.
- 115 VAC operation. The wiring of the unit is through a factory installed six foot power cord which plugs into a standard 15 amp grounded outlet. The Santa Fe HC draws less than 12 amps.
- Gravity flow water drain.
- The Santa Fe HC removes 135 pints of water per day at 80°F, 60% RH, which is many times the water removal of other dehumidifiers.
- Optional ductability promotes air distribution or allows remote location
An air handler, or air handling unit (often abbreviated to AHU), is a device used to condition and circulate air as part of a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system. Usually, an air handler is a large metal box containing a blower, heating and/or cooling elements, filter racks or chambers, sound attenuators, and dampers.
Air handlers usually connect to ductwork that distributes the conditioned air through the building, and returns it to the AHU. Sometimes AHUs discharge (supply) and admit (return) air directly to and from the space served, without ductwork.