Types of HVAC Systems
As the hot summer season approaches, your first priority for keeping cool is to install the right HVAC system. Here are the various Types of HVAC Systems on the market today.
Single and multi-stage
Single-stage HVACs are designed to provide comfort for the coldest or warmest days of the year. They usually operate in full capacity for the majority of the time which might not be the ideal choice if you’re looking to save on heating bills. In that case, multi-stage HVACs offer a great way to save energy and money.
Zone HVAC systems use control valves or zone dampers to heat or cool specific areas of your home. These valves are placed inside the vents or ductwork to selectively block the flow of air. Zoned HVAC systems are very effective at saving you energy while heating or cooling your home.
Alternatively, you can use humidifiers and dehumidifiers to automatically regulate your home temperature. These system can control the humidity in your home within the optimal-range – between 30 to 50 percent humidity.
The U.S Department of Energy says modern heating system can achieve energy efficiency as high as 97%. These systems include furnaces that provide heated air through duct work as well as boilers that heat water for steam radiators or forced-water systems. Others include radiators, electric heaters and heat pumps.
It is advisable to install heating systems that have Energy Star certifications as this guarantees their energy efficiency. In addition, consider sealed and combustion units that bring outside air directly into the burner and exhaust directly to the outside.
Electric heat pumps can also help with heating and cooling parts of your home. Added to this are radiant floors that use piping under the floor to heat your home. These flexible pipes are always filled with hot water or a glycol solution to heat a concrete or other floor.
Finally, cooling system such as air conditioners can also help you keep cool while saving energy. Highly efficient air conditioners can save you 20 to 30 percent on energy costs.
To find out more about the system that will best fit your Houston HVAC needs, call Yukon-Air today at (281) 855-2665. Carl is waiting to answer all your questions.