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Also called a fan coil, an air handler is a combination of the fan from a furnace and the coil system from an evaporator coil. Used primarily in homes that use a heat pump or an air conditioner only, air handler spell air from your home and force it through the indoor coils to either heat or cool the air before it is sent back into the home via ductwork.
A programmable thermostat can save you money on utilities by helping you use your furnace or air conditioner (or heat pump) only when necessary. Homeowners can save more than the cost of the thermostat when installed and used correctly.
Besides proper load testing and system design, the most significant component is ductwork. The ducts for your home can be made of either metal or fiberglass. Ducts need to be properly sized to deliver the right amount of air to each room. A central cooling system uses supply and return ducts. The supply duct is attached to the outlet of the furnace or air handler and delivers air to individual zones in your home. The size of the ductwork going into a space is determined by the amount of air that needs to be delivered to that particular area in your home. Poor ductwork design and installation can cost significantly in comfort and energy savings.
Aside from the placement of the new equipment, HVAC Experts inspects several items and determine whether they need to be supplied or replaced. Some of the items include: ductwork, insulation, refrigerant piping, electrical service, wiring, thermostat, condensate piping, flue piping, flue terminations, chimney liner, slabs, filter, driers, registers, grills, drain pans and the evaporator coil. It is typically better to replace multiple components at once to realize the potential energy cost savings.
Determining the right system for your specific needs involves proper load calculation and design. For example, some products can reduce air stratification and uneven temperatures from room to room. If you have allergies, an indoor unit with a variable speed fan and an advanced air cleaner can filter out microscopic particles (including polling and bacteria) by continuously circulating the air. HVAC Experts will work with you to design the right system within your budget parameters. Often, the energy savings realized on a new system will offset most or all of the equipment and installation costs.
Many factors affect the cost of an air conditioner or heat pump, including the size of your home, the type and condition of the ductwork installed, and accessories you might need such as a thermostat or an electronic air cleaner. You do not want to purchase a system that is too large as that will actually cost you in efficiency instead of help you save. As your trusted HVAC contractor, we will do proper load testing and provide you with different options that will fit your budget.
You may wish to consider replacing your air conditioning or heating system if it is old, inefficient or in need of repair. Today's systems are as much as 60% more efficient than systems manufactured as little as ten years ago. In addition, if not properly maintained, wear and tear on a system can reduce the actual or realized efficiency of the system. If your utility bill is high, or if you are faced with an expensive repair, it might be time for a replacement. The utility cost savings of a new unit can provide an attractive return on your investment. If you plan on financing the purchase, the monthly savings on your utility bill should be considered when determining the actual monthly cost of replacing the system. Sometimes are customers are able to bump up to an even higher efficiency by keeping these facts in mind.
Many factors affect the final cost, including the size of your property, the type and condition of the ductwork installed, and the accessories needed (such as a thermostat or electronic air cleaner). Purchasing a system that is too large for your needs could cost you more in efficiency than the purchase price. HVAC contractor, we will do proper load testing and provide you with different options that will fit your budget.
If your system is old, inefficient, or in need of a costly repair, replacing it could make good economic sense. Today's systems are as much as 60% more efficient than systems manufactured a decade ago. Also, wear and tear on a system that hasn't been properly maintained can reduce its actual or realized The utility cost savings of a new unit can provide an attractive return on your investment. If you plan on financing the purchase, consider the monthly savings on your utility bill when determining the actual monthly cost of replacing the system. Customers can sometimes bump up to an even higher efficiency by keeping these facts in mind.
When replacing your air conditioner or heat pump, the answer is most likely yes. The efficiency ratings that are advertised for an air conditioner or heat pump are based on the performance as part of a matched system. If only the outdoor portion is changed, the efficiency and savings could be less than that of a matched system.
The top-of-the line products offered by HVAC Experts come with a 10-year warranty on parts. Some components are covered with a lifetime warranty.