Why a Spring A/C Tune-Up ?
Here in Rockwall County summer temperatures can reach up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. With high humidity it can often feel much hotter than that! Don’t wait until summer arrives to have your system checked out . Preventative maintenance will ensure you avoid the longer waits and higher fees for service that happen during summer peak demand.
Some folks seem to think “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” However, what people most regret in the long run is that by not servicing their unit they run into major repairs or even having to prematurely replace the unit entirely which could cost thousands upon thousands of dollars. Just like you vehicle needs regular maintenance so does your home’s HVAC system.
Not only will a spring tune-up of your home’s A/C system ensure you and your family’s comfort during the warm months ahead, it can also extend the life of the unit by up to 15 years versus the 7 year life span of a unit left ignored. Another bonus is that preventative maintenance can save you money on your utility bills.
What exactly take place while doing a tune-up? Lyons precision tune-up specialist will clean filters if needed, monitor the amps/volts on the system fan motor, lubricate and inspect all moving parts, inspect coils, safety devices and the disconnect box and we’ll tighten all electrical connections. We’ll also inspect the fan blades, clean the condenser coil and remove debris, and clean debris from all around the condenser. We’ll check your compressor for proper amperage and volt draw, leaks, and wiring connections as well.
This very comprehensive service will only take about 30 minutes to an hour to complete. We have technicians standing by and ready to serve, so give us a call today to schedule your spring tune-up. Don’t delay, summer is right around the corner.As always Lyons Air & Heat offers “Professional Five-Star Service with Integrity .”
Spring is here!
As warmer weather is coming a couple HVAC changes as you are turning off the furnace and start to open the windows. First off is the preparation for the day where you have to turn on your air conditioner. It is going to happen eventually, and if the summer is anywhere near as hot as previous years, that day may possiblycome a lot sooner than expected. It is an intelligent decision to get maintenance for you air conditioner out of the way first, and to avoid terrible break downs in the hottest part of the summer heat. Here are a couple things to look for.
Clear Surrounding Area
Many things can change around your yard in the months you don’t use your AC unit. Do a quick inspection of the surrounding area of your air conditioner and clear the area of any shrubs, plants, weeds, bushes or any debris that has gathered there during the winter. Clearing the area around the air conditioner helps make sure that the AC unit can get enough air to cool the house and keep debris from entering the AC units and causing major problems.
Test AC Early
Sometime in between March and April, turn the AC unit on and let it run for at the minimum an hour. This will ensure it is working properly and if maintenance or repairs is in order. This way there is plenty of time to get any repairs needed before the blistering heat sets in. It is best to be able to get the air conditioner fixed on your own time instead of getting into an emergency situation in terribly hot heat.
Check Air Filter
Some filters need to be changed yearly and some filters are permanent and require to be cleaned regularly Which ever case it may be, dirty filters can be a major problem. Energy usage will increase with dirty filters, and can cause much greater problems for you and your family, like a frozen evaporator, and many other other issues. Make sure you maintain your filter earlier in the year and clear the filter of any debris that may cause issues.
Check Freon levels in your air conditioner. Low Freon may be a sign of a leakage, which could potentially be a major problem. Low Freon levels will decrease the lifespan of an air conditioner compressor, which is the main component of all AC units. If your levels are low, schedule a Freon recharge to prevent overheating.
This one may seem like common sense, but be sure to check that the air conditioner thermostat is set on the “cooling” mode. Make sure the temperature is below room temperature to be determined the air conditioner turns on automatically.
AC basic Maintenance
It is a good idea to call a trusted HVAC professional to do some basic air conditioner maintenance before the heat sets in. A trained service technician is able to check all of the above as well as doing some more technical maintenance and troubleshooting, if it’s need.
R-22 Pricing Increase
R-22 pricing has gone up 120% to a/c & heating contractors and it is being driven by the EPA’s phaseout of R-22. The EPA is only allowing half as much R-22 to be made in 2012 compared to 2011 therfore causing manufactures to raise the price because demand is going to be higher. The reason the EPA even cares is because R-22 is dangerous for the enviroment if released. One CFC molecule can damage as much as 100,000 Ozone molecules. The EPA also is wanting people to upgrade their old system to a much more energy efficient system. Which can save the homeowner lots of money and helps lower our country’s overall demand for energy.
The new refrigerant 410-A is the replacement for R-22 but it’s not a drop in replacement. To convert to 410- A it requires you to replace the outside Condenser and in most cases the indoor Evaporator Coil. If you do that you might as well spend a little extra and get a matching Furnace and take advantage of a full 10 year warranty since all the pieces match, not to mention most high efficient systems require a new ECM Blower Motor or Variable Speed to reach high SEER.
So if your system is over 10 years old or you are having to fill up that old system up with R-22 (Freon) every year you might want to give Lyons Air 214-432-2859 a call so we can do a Free Energy Audit and Load Calculation on your home as Consumer’s Report and the U.S Department of Energy recommend and find the perfect Air Conditioning and Heating System for you, your family, and your budget.
The cost of R-22 is going from $25 per lb to $60 – $100 per lb from most A/c companies. As of March 1st Lyons Air is raising it’s price on R-22. Lyons Air gives at least 1 lb of Freon for free with our service tune-ups and charges $75 per lb for any additional if needed.
Lyons A/C & Heating
If your a/c and heating system is over 10 years old you most likely have a 10 seer system. By upgrading your home comfort system to a 16 seer would cut your annual cooling cost by 40% – 60%!
More than half of your monthly energy bill is cooling/heating related cost. Why not give your family a gift this year that keeps on giving.
Enjoy the benefits of a brand new Bryant home comfort system for years to come.
What’s your benefits to upgrading your system now:
~ Cut your cooling cost in HALF and start putting that money towards your children’s college fund, re-investment capital, your retirement, etc. Whatever you want….
~ quieter system operation
~ Balanced air flow, eliminates hot and cold spots
~ Cleaner air to breathe, filter out dust mites, dust, allergens, bacteria, and viruses. Indoor air is typically 5 to 10 times worst than outside air.
~ Minimize your energy footprint and help our country get closer to energy independence.
~ Add value to one of your most important investments, your home.
~ Give yourself year round peace of mind, to know your system is up to the challenge of our hot Texas summers and long cold winters with a 10 year parts & compressor warranty.
Gold Level – Annual Service Agreements
only $19.99 per month!
Just like you take your family car in to the mechanic for regular maintenance, it’s equally as important to have your central heating and air conditioning system to be cleaned and serviced regularly. This will help your system run more effiecienly, run quieter, last longer, gives cleaner air, and also helps keep your manufactors warranty valid.When you decide to become a Lyons Air Preferred Club Member you recieve the following benefits:
A . (2 ) Two Scheduled Maintenance Calls per year, Including + 2 lbs of Freon if needed, Including filter changes each call, with customer provided filters.
B. 20 % Discount on all parts, materials, and labor .
C. 10 % Discount on purchase of new heating and cooling equipment .(Contract must be in effect for 90 days.)
D. Prompt Priority Emergency Service to Preferred Club Members 7 Days a week, 24 Hours a day.
E. No Diagnosis Service Charge on Repair calls
F. Free Refrigerant Leak Search
G. Any Repairs made within previous 1 year can be credited towards a new unit.
H. Free Video Camera Inspection of Indoor Evap Coil.
Call us today to schedule your first Service Maintenance!
Yours in keeping you comfortable for less,
When do I need a J – Load Calculation on my house?
Knowledge is power and homeowners deserve to know the truth regarding the single largest financial and emotional investment most of us will ever make – our homes. Everyone wants to live a more “Green” energy efficient lifestyle. Everyone wants to save money. Everyone wants to breathe cleaner, safer air in their home. These are all important reasons to demand a Residential Manual J Load Calculation from your installer on your HVAC system. The MOST important reason however is that someone, probably you, will be living in that home for decades to come and you deserve to be COMFORTABLE! Think about it, every room has a different number of windows, different size rooms, and houses a different number of appliances. If your HVAC contractor sizes and places your energy equipment, which costs thousands of dollars, without a Residential Manual J Load Calculation, the efficiency of that system will always be in question. Many cities currently require a J Load Calculation done before the contractor can get a building permit. YOU will not be eligible for the rebates offered through energy programs without an “Air Conditioning Contractors of America” or “ACCA” Certified Residential Manual J Load Calculation.
There are currently only four ACCA approved Residential Manual J Load Calculation software’s: WrightSoft, Elite, Nitec and ADTEK. Make certain one of these software programs is used on your HVAC calculation to ensure you are eligible for the Build Green, LEED and Energy Star rebate programs. The aforementioned WrightSoft software company and ACCA have been partners since 1986. As the original ACCA Technical Partner, WrightSoft’s 20 year relationship is longer than all the other software partners combined. A large number of state inspectors use WrightSoft exclusively for code enforcement. So Homeowners, now you have the knowledge, exercise your power:
To live in a “Green” more efficient home, save money, breathe cleaner safer air and most important LIVE COMFORTABLY, you must demand an ACCA Certified Manual J Load Calculation is done on your HVAC System!
Lyons Air offers a FREE J – Load Calculation on every system we install! ( $500 to $750 Value )
It costs you more money and uses more energy to heat and cool your home than any other system in your home. Typically, 50% to 60% of your utility bills pays for heating and cooling your home. Regardless of the type of home comfort systems you have in your house, you can save money and increase comfort by properly maintaining and upgrading your equipment. Keep in mind that an energy efficient air conditioner alone will not have as great an impact on your energy bills as using an approach that involves the entire house. If you combine proper equipment maintenance and upgrades with appropriate insulation, weatherization and thermostat settings, you can reduce your energy bills by up to 60%.
General Cooling Tips:
- Use house fans. House fans help cool your home by circulating cool air throughout the house. They are most effective when the outside air temperature is cooler than the inside and when operated at night. An attic fan can “blow away” hot air that accumulates in the attic. This can go a long way to help the efficiency of your air conditioning system.
- Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible. By maintaining a minimum difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures, you’ll lower your overall cooling bill.
- Don’t reduce your thermostat setting to a colder temperature than normal when you turn on your air conditioner. This “oversteering” will not cool your home any faster and could result in excessive cooling and unnecessary expense.
- Set the fan speed on high, except in humid weather. When it’s humid, set the fan speed on low.
- Consider ceiling fans to help spread the cooled air more effectively through your home without greatly increasing your power use.
- Keep lamps and TV sets away from your air conditioning thermostat.
- Shade air-conditioning units by planting trees or shrubs, but make sure you do not block the airflow. A unit operating in the shade uses up to 10% less electricity than one operating in the sun.
- Close shades or drapes on east, south, and west-facing windows during the hours when the sun’s intensity is at its peak. Open drapes and windows during early morning and overnight hours when the air outside the home is cooler.
- Turn off the air conditioner if the house (or air-conditioned rooms) will be unoccupied for an extended period. Use a programmable thermostat to turn Air off and on automatically when you know the house will be unoccupied.
Here are a few more steps you can take to substantially improve your home’s energy efficiency.
Take a Holistic Approach to Total Home Energy Conservation
To achieve the maximum in total home comfort and energy savings, we recommend that you step back and look at the big picture of energy consumption in your home. The fact is, your total home comfort and efficiency is the product of many systems: heating, cooling, lighting & electrical, plumbing and possibly others working together. It is the interplay between these systems, combined with the size, age, physical features and location of your home, and even your lifestyle, that combine to produce the total energy efficiency of your home. Changing or upgrading one system, without considering the other factors will usually result in some improvement, but may not deliver the maximum possible benefit.
If you’re building a new home, or considering a major remodel or system upgrade, consider an Integrated Systems approach. It may cost a little more now, but will undoubtedly save you a bundle over time. Our skilled engineers and technicians will look at the big picture when designing a solution for your home. Call 214-432-2859 now for a free evaluation from one of our Comfort Advisors.
Make sure your Air Conditioner is properly sized
Bigger Is Not Necessarily Better – A bigger room air-conditioning unit won’t necessarily make you feel more comfortable during the hot summer months and will most likely perform less efficiently and less effectively than a smaller, properly sized unit. Room units work better if they run for relatively long periods of time as opposed to being constantly switched on and off. The longer running time an air conditioner is allowed to maintain, the easier it is for the unit to hold a more constant room temperature. Running longer also allows air conditioning units to remove more moisture from the air, which reduces humidity and increases the comfort level in the room. Check specifications carefully when choosing the right air conditioner for your space. Central air-conditioning systems also require proper sizing. Professionals, however, should perform the sizing of your central air system. Also, do not use the system’s central fan to provide circulation. Instead, use circulating fans in individual rooms. Make sure you set the fan of your central air system to shut off at the same time of your cooling unit (compressor).
Use an Air Conditioner with a High Efficiency Rating
Select a room air conditioner that has an Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) or 10 or higher. Select a Central Air system that has a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) of 13 or more.
Conduct a Home Energy Audit
The place to begin when evaluating your home’s overall energy efficiency and deciding how to reduce consumption and costs is with a Home Energy Audit. The Home Energy Audit takes into consideration much more than just your heating and cooling systems, and will give you a benchmark from which to make decisions and measure your energy saving progress.
Here are some of the heating & cooling factors your audit should take into consideration:
- Quality of Windows – Single or double pane
- Integrity of ductwork – any leaks
- Cleanliness of ductwork
- Use of “passive” solar energy
- Use of drapes and other window coverings to prevent heat loss
- Efficiency of heating and cooling systems – condition of filters, etc.
- Vapor Barriers in walls
- Insulation in walls, floors, and attic.
- Quality of insulation in doors
- Heat loss around doors and windows
Consider becoming a Service Club Member
You have all heard the old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?” Well that doesn’t apply to your air conditioning system any more than it does to your automobile. However, when your system is operating properly, it is easy to forget. Regular maintenance will save you the time money and headaches of premature system failures and major repairs. It will ensure that your system is always working at peak efficiency and help you avoid excessive energy costs.
Call Lyons Air today for a free in home Energy Audit at 214-432-2859.
We will help you make a plan to creating a more efficient and comfortable home.
Simple things to try before calling Lyons Air .
If you have any trouble with your system, remember you can always call Lyons Air for help and service, But here are a few simple things to try before calling and scheduling a visit.
Air Conditioning Equipment Checklist
1. Check to make sure that your thermostat is set in the “cool” position.
2. Ensure that your outdoor air conditioning (condensing unit) is running:
– Check the circuit breakers in the circuit breaker box (or electrical panel), most likely mounted to an outside wall in the back of the house. Make sure they are all in the “ON” position.
– Check the outdoor unit “disconnect switch” to make sure it is in the “ON” position. The disconnect switch is located near the outdoor unit. (Normally a grey 8″ wide x 16″ high x 4″ deep box mounted to the wall).
3. Ensure that the blower motor in your furnace is running. (If the thermostat is in the “cool” position, the furnace blower should be running.) If not, check to make sure the on / off switch at the furnace is in the “ON” position
4. Be sure that you have changed your filter in the furnace recently.
– An extremely blocked filter can cause your outdoor air conditioner unit to shut down due to lack of proper airflow.
– Your filter should be changed every month.
5. Check all return air grilles to make sure they are not blocked by furniture.
– Check all supply air registers to make sure they are open and blowing air. (The return air grilles are normally located on your walls and are wide and flat).
Gas Furnace Equipment
1. Check to make sure that your thermostat is set in the “heat” position
– Make sure that the temperature setting on the thermostat is set above (or higher than) the indoor temperature showing on the thermostat.
2. Ensure that there is power to the furnace: Try turning the fan to ‘ON’ using the fan switch on the thermostat to test for power to furnace.
3. Check the circuit breakers at the electrical panel.
– Check the SSU switch (it looks like a light switch on a gray box located at the furnace) to be sure it is in the ‘ON’ position
4. Has the furnace filter been replaced recently?
– All 1-inch thick furnace filters should be replaced monthly.
– Purolator 2-inch thick, and other high-capacity pleated filters can most likely be changed every other month or just 6 times per year.
– If the system is running but you have not changed your filter, the filter needs to be replaced.
5. Check all return air grilles to make sure they are not blocked by furniture.
– Check all supply air registers to make sure they are open and blowing air. (The return air grilles are normally located on your walls and are wide and flat).
If these handy checklists do not solve your problem, contact your neighborhood Bryant dealer Lyons Air right away for service @ 214-432-2859 .
Be sure to have your model number ready.
Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. Indicated as a percentage, your furnace’s AFUE tells you how much energy is being converted to heat. Here’s an example, an AFUE of 90 means that 90% of the fuel is being used to warm your home, while the other 10% escapes as exhaust with the combustion gases.
Advanced Reciprocating Compressor
Type of compressor that uses a more efficient process for compressing refrigerant for better cooling efficiency.
Bryant’s AeroQuiet System includes sound-deadening features in the cabinet, fan system and top for better air flow, lower noise and better efficiency on your system.
The portion of your air conditioner or heating system that forces air through your home’s ductwork, usually located in the attic or in a closet.
British Thermal Unit. Used for both heating and cooling, BTU is a measure of the heat given off when fuel is combusted. Or for cooling, it’s a measure of heat extracted from your home. (One BTU is approximately equal to the heat given off by a wooden kitchen match.)
A British Thermal Unit (BTU) is the unit of heat required to raise 1 pound of water by 1 degree Fahrenheit. BTUH is British Thermal Units per Hour.
A burner assembly within your oil furnace, manufactured by Beckett to exact specifications of Carrier. This burner provides good combustion of heating oil.
This stands for Cubic Feet per Minute. A measurement of airflow that indicates how many cubic feet of air pass by a stationary point in one minute. The higher the number, the more air is being forced through the system.
The ability of a heating or cooling system to heat or cool a given amount of space. For heating, this is usually expressed in BTUs. For cooling, it is usually given in tons.
A colorless, odorless, highly poisonous gas produced when carbon-based fuels, such as natural gas, burns without sufficient air nearby. Regular Yearly Maintenance is highly recommended to make sure your furnace is safe to operate.
The patented Check-Flo-Rater metering device accurately controls refrigerant flow to ensure precise system operation, efficiency and performance.
Part of the heat pump or air conditioner unit that controls the pressure applied to the refrigerant, necessary for taking in heat to warm your home or getting rid of heat to keep your home cool. Sometimes considered the heart of your central heat and air system.
Part of the outdoor portion of a split-system air conditioner or heat pump. By converting refrigerant that is in a gas form back to a liquid, the coil sends heat carried by the refrigerant to the outside. Also referred to as an Outdoor Coil. Yearly Maintenance and cleaning of this Coil is highly recommended.
Continuous Fan Switch
A feature on an oil furnace allowing the furnace�s fan to blow continuously to improve system efficiency and maintain even temperatures.
Decibels (dB) are a unit measuring the intensity of noise.
A type of “valve” used in duct work that opens or closes to control airflow. Used in zoning to control the amount of warm or cool air entering certain areas of your home.
A type of furnace that takes cool air from the top and blows warm air to the bottom-common where your furnace must be located in a second-floor closet or utility area.
Hollow pipes used to transfer air from the Air Handler to the air vents throughout your home. Ductwork is one of the most important components of a home heating and cooling system.
DuraGuard™ is a Bryant innovation that protects outdoor units from weather and increases durability.
Energy Efficiency Ratings (EER) measure the efficiency with which a product uses energy to function. It is calcuated by dividing a product’s BTU output by its wattage.
Electronic Air Cleaner (EAC)
An electronic device that filters out large particles and contaminants in indoor air. It then electronically pulls out tiny particles that have been magnetized, such as viruses and bacteria, drawing them to a collector plate.
Energy Saver Switch
An energy-saver switch causes the air conditioner’s fan and compressor to cycle on and off together, reducing energy use.
Energy Star is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. Products with the Energy Star rating will be efficient and save cost on energy bills.
Part of a split-system air conditioner or heat pump located indoors. The evaporator coil cools and dehumidifies the air by converting liquid refrigerant into a gas, which absorbs the heat from the air. The warmed refrigerant is then carried through a tube to the outdoor unit (condenser coil). Also referred to as an indoor coil. It is recommended to have this indoor coil cleaned or checked every 2 – 4 years by a licensed contractor to ensure proper air flow.
An indoor component of a heat pump system, used in place of a furnace, to provide additional heating on cold days when the heat pump does not provide adequate heating.
Fan On Plus
Fan On Plus™ improves comfort all year long by allowing you to select different fan speeds during continuous fan operation to achieve more or less airflow as needed.
The Heating Seasonal Performance Factor is a measure of the heating efficiency of a heat pump. The higher the HSPF number, the more efficiently the heat pump heats your home.
Term used for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
The part of a furnace that transfers heat to nearby air. That air is then distributed through the ductwork throughout your home.
A heating and air conditioning unit that heats or cools by moving heat.
A type of furnace, installed on its “side”, that draws in air from one side, heats it and sends the warm air out the other side. Most often used for installations in attics or crawl spaces.
An automatic programmable control used to maintain humidity at a fixed point.
A piece of equipment that adds water vapor to heated air as it moves out of the furnace. This adds necessary moisture to protect your furnishings and reduce static electricity.
A control used to manually maintain humidity at a fixed point.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the cleanliness and health of the air in a home.
see Evaporator Coil
A series of studies performed to determine the heating or cooling requirements of your home. An energy load analysis uses information such as the square footage of your home, window or door areas, insulation quality and local climate to determine the heating and cooling capacity needed by your furnace, heat pump or air conditioner. When referring to heating, this is often known as a Heat Loss Analysis, since a home’s heating requirements are determined by the amount of heat lost through the roof, entry ways and walls.
Low Boy is a type of furnace configuration in which the furnace is lower in height and occupies more floor space.
The Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value is the standard comparison of the efficiency of an air filter. The MERV scale ranges from 1 (least efficient) to 16 (most efficient), and measures a filter’s ability remove particles from 3 to 10 microns in size.
A heating and cooling system comprised of products that have been certified to perform at promised comfort and efficiency levels when used together, and used according to design and engineering specifications.
A multi-direction configuration that allows for both upflow and downflow installations.
The day-to-day cost of running your home comfort equipment, based on energy use.
see Condenser Coil
Overall measure of the efficiency and value of your home comfort system. By combining your purchase price and ongoing operating costs, a payback analysis determines the number of years required before monthly energy savings offset the purchase price.
PerfectHeat® provides two stages of heating to battle changing winter conditions. At start up, low stage heating gently circulates warm, heated air into your living space. As outdoor temperatures become more extreme, high stage heating provides the extra boost you need to remain comfortable.
PerfectLight is an advanced gas furnace ignition system that replaces standard pilot lights and improves upon traditional modern igniters used by other manufacturers.
Puron® refrigerant is an environmentally sound refrigerant designed not to harm the earth’s ozone layer. Federal law requires all manufacturers phase out ozone depleting refrigerants in the next few years. Puron Refrigerant is approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency as a replacement from Freon 22*.
QuieTech™ is a noise reduction system that provides comfortable heat while generating very little noise in the process.
R-22 is a single component HCFC refrigerant with low ozone depletion potential. It has long been used in a variety of air-conditioning and refrigeration applications in a variety of markets. Production of R-22 will cease in 2015 per the Montreal Protocol
A type of compressor used in air conditioners that compresses refrigerant by using a type of “piston” action.
Returning used refrigerant to the manufacturer for disposal or reuse.
Removing, cleaning and reusing refrigerant.
Two copper lines that connect the Condenser (Outdoor) Coil to the Evaporator (Indoor) Coil.
A burner assembly within your oil furnace, manufactured by Riello to exact specifications of Carrier. This burner provides a cleaner, higher quality combustion of heating oil to increase energy efficiency.
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio is a measure of the cooling efficiency of your air conditioner or heat pump. The higher the SEER number, the more efficient the system is at converting electricity into cooling power.
A specially designed compressor that works in a circular motion instead of an up-and and-down piston action.
Carrier’s exclusive Serpentuff™ Heat Exchanger features a patented polypropylene laminate, so that it extracts nearly all of the heat from the system and makes the most of the energy used.
A state-of-the-art electronic thermostat with a built-in memory that can be programmed for different temperature settings at different times of the day.
One outdoor unit that contains both a heating and a cooling system.
Smart Recovery starts the system in advance to be sure that each zone reaches your selected temperature setting at the scheduled time.
Refers to an air conditioner or heat pump that has components in two locations. Usually, one part of the system is located inside (evaporator coil) and the other is located outside your home (condenser coil).
The Thermidistat™ Control monitors temperatures both inside and outside, as well as indoor humidity and adjusts system operation to maintain the temperature and humidity levels set by the homeowner.
Unit that monitors and controls your HVAC system products.
Thermostatic Expansion Valve
A thermostatic expansion valve (TXV) is precision device used to meter the flow of liquid refrigerant entering the evaporator at a rate that matches the amount of refrigerant being boiled off in the evaporator.
A unit of measure for cooling capacity. One ton = 12,000 BTUs per hour.
Total Home Comfort System
The ultimate solution to providing you with consistent, customized home comfort, despite the ever-changing weather.
TrueSense Dirty Filter Detection
TrueSense™ dirty filter detection reminds you when it’s time to change your media filter.
UL is an objective, non-profit organization that tests and rates electrical products for public safety.
A type of furnace that draws cool air from the bottom and blows the warmed air out the top into the duct work. This type of furnace is usually installed in a basement or an out-of-the-way closet.
A ventilator captures heating or cooling energy from stale indoor air and transfers it to fresh incoming air.
WeatherArmor™ is a Carrier innovation that protects outdoor units from weather and increases durability.
Our exclusive zoning system, designed to work in conjunction with properly matched HVAC products to enhance energy efficiency by as much as 30%.
A way to increase your home comfort and energy efficiency by controlling when and where heating and cooling occurs in a home. Programmable thermostats are used to control operating times of the equipment. Dampers are used to direct air flow to certain parts or “zones” of the home.