Top-Quality Heating and Air-Conditioning Equipment That We Offer
Today's air conditioners provide more comfort and efficiency than ever. Whatever size your home, whenever you need cool, comfortable, and cleaner air, we're 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.
Cool Your Home with Highly Efficient Air Conditioners
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 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 are measured using a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER). A higher SEER rating means higher energy efficiency.
Economical Operation and Quiet Comfort
Increased efficiency may also substantially lower your home cooling costs and our variable speed blower motor equipment allows for an extremely quiet operation as well as a dehumidification capability.
A furnace works to keep homes 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 unit. The condensing coil is typically installed on top of the furnace.
Whole-House Dehumidifier Options
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 can't 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. If 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, then you need a whole-home dehumidifier.
A whole-house dehumidifier installs as part of your home’s central heating and cooling system, with a rated capacity of 90 pints per day. The dehumidifier measures the condition of your home’s air to decide when to run. An integrated air cycling feature will activate the HVAC blower to cycle air throughout the house to balance conditions. The dehumidifier has an optional ventilation damper that can mix fresh outside air into the process. A whole-house dehumidifier works equally well in new or existing homes, and is truly the complete solution for your home’s excess indoor humidity problems.
Whole-House Dehumidifiers and Other Portable Models
Excess humidity doesn’t just exist in one room of your house, so why treat the problem in just one room or area? Portable dehumidifiers only operate in a limited area, not your entire home. They invade your living space and often require buckets to collect water that must be emptied once or multiple times a day. When choosing between a portable unit or a whole-house dehumidification system, the choice is simple.
Whole-home dehumidifiers are located out of sight and out of your way with a quiet operation, a hassle-free maintenance, and up to 4 times more energy efficiency than the leading portable dehumidifier! The most efficient and safe way to rid your home of excess humidity is the whole-home dehumidifier.
Elevated relative humidity at a surface of 70% or higher can lead to problems with mold, corrosion, decay, and other moisture-related deterioration. An elevated relative humidity in carpet and within fabrics can lead to dust mite infestation and mildew (mildew is mold growing on fabrics).
Core Benefits Include Health, Comfort, Protection, and Energy Savings
Excess indoor humidity provides the perfect breeding ground for mold, mildew, dust mites, bacteria, and more. A whole-house dehumidifier combats these nasty home invaders, which are linked to asthma, allergies, and other serious respiratory problems.
Few things impact your home’s comfort more than excess indoor humidity. When you turn up your air conditioner to try and get rid of indoor stickiness, you’re really just making your home uncomfortably cool. A dehumidifier allows you to wipe out that clammy feeling and say goodbye to musty odors. Plus, optional built-in ventilation allows you to bring in conditioned, fresh outside air, ensuring your home remains properly ventilated.
Excess indoor humidity allows mold and mildew to thrive, which can ruin carpets, draperies, furniture, and even clothing. It can also cause condensation build-up on windows, destroying their finishes, and structural integrity. A whole-house dehumidifier helps protect your home and its contents by removing unnecessary moisture from your home’s air whenever it rises to an inappropriate and harmful level.
Many homeowners turn up their air-conditioning to get rid of the stickiness or clammy feeling caused by high indoor humidity. A whole-house dehumidifier eliminates the need to over-cool, allowing for a higher thermostat setting for the same comfort level. And because it is more energy efficient than portable dehumidifiers, it uses less energy for the same amount of moisture removed.
Evaporation Coils, Heat Pumps, and Their Benefits
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. As indoor air passes through the indoor or evaporator coil, humidity is removed, which creates ‘cooler’ indoor air. 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.
Providing year-round performance for home comfort, heat pumps are a great solution for your home comfort system. That’s 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.
It also provides a year-round, energy-efficient indoor comfort for moderate climates. 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.
Air Handlers and Geothermal HVAC Systems
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 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.
Geothermal HVAC systems, also called ground source heat pumps, are among the most energy-efficient systems available. Depending on the situation, typical energy savings are from 25 to 70%.
According to the U.S. EPA, these systems have the lowest life cycle cost of any HVAC system. Although they usually cost more to install, they generally require less maintenance and repairs. Depending on the local conditions, the time required to recover the installation expense can be pretty short. The basic geothermal system consists of three parts - the loop system, the heat pump, and the duct system.
Geothermal Loop Systems, Heat Pumps, and Installation Procedures
There are two main types, open loop and closed loop systems. These systems carry either water or a water and antifreeze mixture. Open loop systems are commonly called "pump and dump" systems. They pump water from a well to the system, then return it to another well, or discharge it on the surface. They are not very common and many local codes do not allow this type. Closed loop systems are the industry standard. These loop systems use a sealed water system where the water is used over and over, instead of being dumped.
The next part of the system is the actual heat pump. They work like a typical heat pump operating, but the main difference is that their heating and cooling capacity and efficiency do not change as much because the ground temperature is relatively constant. The unit uses a reversing valve to change the direction of refrigerant flow. This determines whether heat is added or removed from the air in the home. In addition to heating and cooling the home, most of the units can provide a good portion of the homes' hot water requirements. In these systems, hot water is only produced when the home requires heating or cooling.
The final part of the forced air geothermal system is the duct system. This is similar to a conventional duct system, although the ducts are typically bigger. There are three basic ways these systems are installed. The first way is a series of plastic pipes buried in trenches about four feet deep. This is called a horizontal loop system. It is an economical solution where sufficient land area is available. In the vertical loop system, the pipes are buried in a series of holes drilled down about 200 feet. The holes are filled with a material called grout. This ensures good heat transfer between the pipe and the ground. This method is usually more expensive to install due to the specialized drilling required. But, much less land area is required, so it is a more common solution in smaller cities and towns. The last method involves submerging the loop system in a pond or a lake.
Usually, the loops are placed on a rack and submerged. The earth's temperature at the depths of these loops stays relatively constant all year. In the U.S., it is about 45-55 degrees all year. In the warmer parts of the world, the temperature can be as high as 70 degrees. But even at that temperature, they can still provide superior cooling capacity. If you are interested in learning more about geothermal systems, please give us a call at 903-873-8232.
Mr. Slim Split-Ductless Technology for the Home and Office
For many years, ductless air-conditioning systems have been the quiet solution for cooling and heating problems around the world. Our popular and proven Mr. Slim AC 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 space. Installation is as simple as mounting the indoor and outdoor units, connecting the refrigerant lines, and making a few insulation connections. An easy installation for your contractor means you'll be enjoying the comfort Mr. Slim provides faster.
Your home can now be more comfortable than ever with the Mr. Slim M-Series. 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. Mr. Slim is the perfect solution for those offices and zones within your commercial establishment that are never the right temperature.
Mr. Slim P-Series units come in three configurations and these configurations will suit any of your hot and cold spot needs:
- Compact PK indoor units perform quietly while mounted high on the wall
- PC models provide powerful airflow from their position, suspended from the ceiling
- PL cassette models are recessed discreetly in the ceiling and provide adjustable four-way airflow
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