Heating and Air Conditioning

HVAC Zones and Zoning

If you’ve done any research on home heating or cooling, you’re sure to have come across info on HVAC zones and zoned HVAC systems. In this article – and the accompanying video – we’re going to define the concept and give you some basic info on what it might mean for heating and cooling your home. Simply: An HVAC zone is an area in your home in which you wish to have specific heating or cooling control. So, an HVAC zoning system is one that allows you to create custom areas within your home’s HVAC system.
2 years ago

Furnace Flue Pipe | Furnace efficiency requirements

Furnace flue pipes may not be something you’ve thought about before, but they’re an important part of your gas furnace system. It’s good to have an understanding of what they are and why they’re important … and how they match to your furnace efficiency. A furnace flue pipe (also known as a vent pipe or simply as a flue), vents the exhaust from your furnace to the outside of your home. Furnace exhaust is dangerous and so having the right furnace exhaust pipe is important.
2 years ago

How Heat Pumps Work in Cold Weather: Furnace Heat Strips

A heat pump system is one of the most common home heating and cooling systems in America today. They’re a perfect choice for many homes due to their efficient use of energy in pumping heat out of the house in the summer and drawing it in during the winter. Since heat pumps pull warmth from the outside air, it sometimes needs help during the winter, especially when the outside temperature drops below 35 degrees Fahrenheit.
2 years ago

What is an Air Handler and How Does it Work?

What is an Air Handler and How Does it Work? The Air Handler: An often misunderstood part of your home HVAC system, we’ll explain what an air handler is and how it works. We’ll also walk you through the different heat pump and electric air conditioning split systems that use air handling units and how they differ from a gas furnace system.
2 years ago

What is a Furnace and Air Conditioning Split System?

This video takes a look at the most common home HVAC system: Furnace and air conditioning split systems, also known simply as split systems. We'll walk you through what these systems are and how they work. There's a good chance that your home has a split system, so it's important to understand how your ac unit and furnace work together to heat and cool your home.
2 years ago

What is a Packaged or Rooftop HVAC System | Video

In this video, we will explain the different features of a Packaged or Rooftop HVAC system and why you might need one, all available at HVACDirect.com.
2 years ago

What is AFUE & Furnace Staging?

Now that winter is coming let us help explain the difference between AFUE & Furnace Staging. What is a multi-speed motor? What is a variable speed motor? Does this all sound complicated? It really doesn't have to be. Let us break it down so it is easy to understand.
2 years ago

What is a Dual Fuel HVAC Home Heating and Cooling System?

Traditional heating methods, like electric or gas furnaces can definitely do the job of heating the house, but often wreck the family budget. With the best of both worlds, dual fuel HVAC systems provide you with the most energy-efficient home heating and cooling system by pairing an electric heat pump with a traditional gas furnace.
2 years ago

What is a Heat Pump?

Most people are familiar with the term heat pump. Millions own one, but ask them to explain how it works, and the great majority would shrug their shoulders. A heat pump is an energy efficient way to cool your home in the summer and heat it in the winter. We often get the question of what is a heat pump and is it right for my home?

 
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