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Air Conditioning   Trane Heat Pumps and AC

The most common air conditioning system is a split system.  A split system includes an outdoor unit comprised of a condenser coil and compressor, and an evaporator coil used in conjunction with a heat source, usually a furnace. The compressor pumps refrigerant through the system.  As hot air inside a home moves across the indoor coil, heat is transferred to the refrigerant inside the coil. That transfer cools the air which is distributed around a home through a network of ducts. The refrigerant is pumped outside to the compressor and the cycle begins again. Heat absorbed by the refrigerant is dispersed outside and cool air is blown inside.  The process also removes moisture that contributes to excessive humidity through condensation.

Heat Pump   Trane Heat Pumps and AC

A heat pump is essentially an air conditioner with a reversing valve which allows the process to work in reverse.  The most common heat pump system is a split system.  A split system includes an outdoor unit comprised of a condenser coil and compressor, and an evaporator coil located inside an indoor unit called an air handler or in the case of a dual fuel/hybrid system in conjunction with a furnace. The compressor pumps refrigerant through the system.  When in cooling mode, the system performs just like an air conditioner.  When in heating mode the cycle is reversed.  As cool air inside a home moves across the indoor coil, heat is transferred from the refrigerant inside the coil. That transfer heats the air which is distributed around a home through a network of ducts. The refrigerant is pumped outside to the compressor and the cycle begins again. Heat is absorbed by the refrigerant outside and warm air is blown inside.  If a preset balance point is reached outside, the heat pump will be supplemented by auxiliary heat strips located in the indoor air handler.  In the case of a dual fuel/hybrid system the heat pump shuts off at the balance point and the secondary heat source, usually a furnace, is activated.  This process occurs automatically.

Gas Furnace Trane Heat Pumps and AC

Gas furnaces contain burners which deliver and burn fuel, usually liquid propane or natural gas.  Combustion gases are generated by the burners and passed through a heat exchanger.  Heat is transferred to the air as it is moved across the heat exchanger and distributed around a home through a network of ducts.  A flue allows exhaust gases to be displaced to the outside.  A furnace is often used in conjunction with an evaporator coil and air conditioning to provide cool air in the summer months using the same network of ducts

Geothermal

Boone Geothermal

Ductless Mini-Split

Mitsubishi Electric Products

Green Heating & Cooling

When it comes to an efficient way to heat and cool your home that not only will save you money but is also ecological; geothermal energy is the way to go.  Read More