AC & Heat Pump

The job of your home air conditioner is move heat from inside your home to the outside, thereby cooling you and your home. Air conditioners blow cool air into your home by pulling the heat out of that air. The air is cooled by blowing it over a set of cold pipes called an evaporator coil. 

 A heat pump constantly moves warm air from one place to another depending on the season. When it's cold outside a heat pump extracts outside heat energy and transfers it inside. When it’s warm outside, it reverses directions, removing the heat and acting like an air conditioner, removing heat from your home. A heat pump can be optimal due to the fact that it moves heat instead of generating heat and is powered by electricity, giving you greater energy efficiency. Heat pumps are best suited for moderate climates and a supplemental heating system may be needed for lower temperatures. Choose between single or dual stage compressors and between R-22 and R-410A refrigerant to give your heat pump a custom fit to your home. With our selection of systems, sizes and prices you can be sure you’re selecting the best fit for you.

  • One of the biggest advantages of a heat pump system over a standard heating ventilating and air conditioning unit is that there's no need to install separate systems to heat and cool your home. A heat pump constantly moves warm air from one place to another depending on the season. When it's cold outside a heat pump extracts outside heat energy and transfers it inside. When it’s warm outside, it reverses directions, removing the heat and acting like an air conditioner, removing heat from your home. A heat pump can be optimal due to the fact that it moves heat instead of generating heat and is powered by electricity, giving you greater energy efficiency. Heat pumps are best suited for moderate climates and a supplemental heating system may be needed for lower temperatures. Choose between single or dual stage compressors and between R-22 and R-410A refrigerant to give your heat pump a custom fit to your home. With our selection of systems, sizes and prices you can be sure you’re selecting the best fit for you.

  • Your home air conditioner moves heat from inside your home to the outside, thereby cooling you and your home. Air conditioners blow cool air into your home by pulling the heat out of that air. The air is cooled by blowing it over a set of cold pipes called an evaporator coil. The evaporator coil is filled with a liquid called a refrigerant, which changes from a liquid to a gas as it absorbs heat from the air. The refrigerant is pumped outside the house to another coil where it gives up its heat and changes back into a liquid. This outside coil is called the condenser because the refrigerant is condensing from a gas back to a fluid just like moisture on a cold window. A pump, called a compressor, is used to move the refrigerant between the two coils and to change the pressure of the refrigerant so that all the refrigerant evaporates or condenses in the appropriate coils.

    The energy to do all of this is used by the motor that runs the compressor. The entire system will normally give about three times the cooling energy that the compressor uses. This odd fact happens because the changing of refrigerant from a liquid to a gas and back again lets the system move much more energy than the compressor uses.

     The coil capacity (tonnage) must match the air conditioner capacity. Options include size, efficiency (SEER), phase and stage.