Systems in most homes:
In most cases a split system simply means your air distribution system consists of an indoor fan unit, refrigerant lines and outdoor condensing unit. (see below).
A Furnace―provides heating and the fan can be used year round to circulate air.
An Evaporator coil―the indoor component of your outdoor cooling unit, for cooling.
Heat pump―works in tandem with the evaporator coil
Ducts―carry the supply and return air throughout your home.
Control interface or thermostat―your interface for controlling your system.wifi controllers available.
Optional air quality accessories―electronic air cleaner humidifier, steam unit. moisten, sanitize and freshen the air before it circulates throughout your home.
Some split systems consist only of an outdoor unit―such as a rooftop packaged unit. If that’s the case, Theres usually a supply and return duct.
Hybrid Heat® split systems
It’s a smarter version of your standard split system, with an energy efficient twist: In addition to gas furnace heat, this system automatically figures out how to get the best efficiency by also using an electricity-fueled heat pump to provide warmth. Bonus―the heat pump functions in the place of an air conditioner too.
In the warmer, humid climates of the south you might consider a high performance heat pump with a lower efficiency and lower up front cost furnace so you can have the furnace as backup heating on really cold nights, while taking advantage of the high-efficiency heat pump most of the year. A heat pump with a variable-speed compressor matched to a furnace with a variable-speed blower motor can do an amazing job of pulling humidity out of the air in the summer to save money.
Meanwhile, in colder climates, it’s best to pair your heat pump with a high-efficiency furnace. Despite the cold, you might be surprised by just how much mileage―not to mention cost-saving efficiency―you’ll get from a heat pump in the spring, fall and, yes, even winter months.
A Hybrid Heat system includes:
Heat pump―provides summer cooling and dehumidification and warmth in cooler seasons
Evaporator coil―the indoor component of your outdoor heat pump
Furnace―provides heating and the fan used year round to circulate air
Ducts―carry the conditioned air throughout your home
Control or thermostat―your interface for controlling your system
Optional air quality accessories―clean, humidify, and freshen air before it circulates throughout your home
Ductless split systems
As you may have guessed from its name, a ductless split system doesn’t rely on air ducts to spread air throughout your home. Instead, this specialty system is designed to heat or cool room additions or other places that may lack ductwork, such as home theatres, exercise rooms, bedrooms or any other area where the existing system doesn’t quite cut it. Ductless split systems are more efficient and give you complete zone control.
Some homes just don’t have space inside for a furnace or the coil needed for cooling. That doesn’t mean they can’t be filled with the same comfort and improved air quality of a split system home.
Packaged units tend to all look alike but can do vastly different things:
Cool only as an air conditioner
Cool and heat as a heat pump
Cool and heat with primary cooling and electric supplemental heat
Cool and heat as a gas furnace with electric air conditioner
Carrier user interfaces us modern technology to better heat or cool your home with comfort and efficiency. Let New York Mechanical HVAC design a system for you and install the thermostat that suites you.
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