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Additional Information on Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact

Understanding Heat Loss and Heat Gain

Heat Loss:

Heat is transferred through exposed walls, ceilings, windows, and floors. Cold air infiltrates through cracks, while warm air escapes.

The total heat loss is calculated in BTUs per hour and determines the capacity of your heating system.

Heat Gain:

Cooling systems remove unwanted heat from your home. Heat sources include outdoor temperatures, people, appliances, and sunlight.

The total heat gain also determines the cooling system's capacity.

Tips for Going Green and Enhancing Efficiency

  • Review Energy Bills: Use our energy savings calculator to identify inefficiencies and decide if your current system should be replaced.

  • Choose ENERGY STAR® Equipment: High-efficiency systems with the ENERGY STAR® label reduce your environmental impact and may qualify for Federal Tax Credits.

  • Consult NATE-Certified Technicians: Our experts assist with proper system selection and sizing for your home or business.

  • Compare SEER and AFUE Ratings: If your system’s rating is below 13, consider upgrading to a more efficient model.

  • Consider Geothermal Heating Systems: These systems use the earth’s natural heat, making them highly efficient and eco-friendly.

  • Regular Maintenance: Service your system regularly and change air filters monthly for optimal performance.

  • Use Humidifiers and Ceiling Fans: Humidifiers can reduce heating needs in colder months, and ceiling fans can delay or reduce the need for air conditioning.

  • R-410A Refrigerant: Ensure your new air conditioner uses this environmentally friendly refrigerant, which will replace other refrigerants by 2010.

  • Plant Trees: Trees provide shade, reducing cooling needs and improving air quality.

  • Install a Programmable Thermostat: Keep temperatures regulated year-round.

  • Proper Insulation: Ensure your home is well-insulated to prevent energy loss.

How Our Systems Work

The Refrigeration Cycle:

The cooling system removes unwanted heat from your home and relocates it outside using a condenser, compressor, and evaporator.

The condenser and compressor are located outside, while the evaporator is inside the air distribution system.

The heat exchange process involves collecting heat inside and releasing it outside, ensuring indoor comfort.

Federal and International Regulations:

Handling refrigerants requires a federal license due to their environmental impact. Use refrigerants conscientiously to protect our planet.

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