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Electric Air Conditioning

There are several features you should take into consideration when purchasing an air conditioning unit. Manufacturers offer several models which vary by cooling capacity, electrical efficiency, noise level, warranty and price. One of our cooling specialists will review all of these features with you to determine the unit that best suits your air conditioning needs.
Forced Air Gas Heat

Heating is the largest energy expense in most homes and the furnace is the central component of the home's heating system. The most common types of furnaces are mid-efficient and high efficiency furnaces.

Mid-efficiency furnace

  • Approximately 80% AFUE.
  • Has a hot surface ignition to light the main burner.
  • Designed to vent into a metal vent or a masonary chimney.

High Efficiency Furnace (also known as a condensing furnance)

  • Approximately 92% AFUE.
  • Has hot surface ignitions.
  • Designed to exhaust through a plastic pipe through a side wall, or roof.

The other important factors to consider when making a furnace purchase are duct work, zoning, and gas costs. Our heating specialists will review your entire heating system and recommend the best system that fits your needs and budget.

Heat Pumps
Central heat pumps provide both cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. However, heat pumps generally do not perform as well over extended periods of sub-freezing temperatures. For that reason, you will also need a backup heating source, most often electric heat.

Hybrid Heat
In order to overcome the high price of fuel, a Heat Pump can be paired with a forced warm air furnace. The heat pump will operate when it is most cost effective with the system using the forced warm air furnace when necessary. This provides peak cost effectiveness, reliability and comfort.

Hot Water Heat
A boiler is used when a house is heated with hot water. Gas or oil is burned to heat the water. The water is circulated throughout the home by a circulating pump into the radiators or baseboard heaters. Boilers come in various efficiencies and warranty options. A cast iron boiler will substantially outlast any other type of heating system.
Electronic Air Cleaners

An Electronic Air Cleaner (EAC) is installed in the return air duct and operates when the indoor blower is on. An EAC removes unwanted particles in the air, such as pollen, dust and bacteria providing a healthier home environment and it keeps the HVAC system clean to ensure proper performance. Every 30 to 60 days, the air cleaner cells and the pre-filters need to be cleaned. The dirtier they get, the lower the effectiveness, so clean grids are a must.

Media Type Air Cleaners
A Media Type Air Cleaner is attached to your existing heating or cooling system, where it captures pollutants from conditioned air before it is distributed to the rooms of your home. It is a silent, low-maintenance, inexpensive air filtration system. Because of its effectiveness, low cost and minimal maintenance requirements, the Media Type Air Cleaner is a very popular alternative to the Electronic Air Cleaner.

Ultra-Violet Light
A new form of air cleaner, an ultra-violet light will kill bacteria and germs present in the air. This helps reduce mold, mildew, pet dander and odors. One of the primary benfits of ultra-violet lights is their ability to remove both pollens and volatile organic compounds, two common polutants affecting indoor air quality.

In order to make your home as comfortable as possible, you need to add moisture to the air. Doing so reduces dry throat, eyes and skin, static shocks, and keeps your home from drying out. A home with moisture feels warmer than a dry home, even at lower temperature settings, saving energy. Ask about our different humidifiers and we'll find the best one that works with your current heating system.
Programmable thermostats automatically adjust your home's temperature settings while you're away or sleeping, allowing you to save energy. They are more convenient and accurate than manual thermostats and improve your home's comfort. They contain no mercury, save energy, and money on utility bills. Our specialists can review our thermostats with you and help you choose the best model for your home.

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