Efficient Heating and Cooling Systems Improve Comfort and Reduce Costs
Heat Pumps – Efficiently Heating (and Cooling) While Saving You Money
It is not often you get the opportunity to improve comfort while reducing monthly energy bills. Today’s advanced heat pump technology provides many options for improving comfort while saving money. From small residential applications to large commercial spaces, heat pumps have come a long way in recent years to heat efficiently, even at colder temperatures than ever before.
Advanced Technology at Work in your Home
A heat pump is a device that uses a small amount of energy to move heat from one location to another. Heat pumps are typically used to pull heat out of the air or ground to heat a home or office building, but they can be reversed to cool a building too. Perhaps the greatest advantage is that one system will do the work that was historically done by two separate, less efficient systems. This means you not only save money on the installation of one system, but also on the operating costs as well.
Cooling for Less – It’s all about Reducing Humidity
High-efficiency heat pumps also function as dehumidifiers that work far more efficiently than window or portable air conditioners, resulting in less energy usage and more cooling comfort in summer months.
The key benefit of air conditioning your home is reduced humidity. We’ve all heard, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity!” Well, it turns out it’s true. Reducing the humidity in your home during summer will increase comfort immensely. When it is hot outside and the humidity is low, we are comfortable. But when the humidity increases with the temperature, everything changes. Our cooling systems are designed to maintain humidity below 60%, which is the optimal level for summer comfort.
Radiant Heat has its Advantages
Radiant heat can be more efficient than baseboard heating and usually more efficient than forced-air heating because it eliminates duct losses. People with allergies often prefer radiant heat because it doesn’t distribute allergens like forced air systems can. Hydronic (liquid-based) systems use little electricity, and can use a wide variety of energy sources to heat the liquid, including standard gas or oil-fired boilers, wood-fired boilers, solar water heaters, or any combination of all.
Hydronic radiant systems are the most popular and cost-effective radiant heating systems for Vermont’s cold winters. Hydronic radiant systems pump heated water from a boiler through tubing laid in a pattern under the floor. In some systems, controlling the flow of hot water through each tubing loop by using zoning valves or pumps and thermostats regulates room temperatures. The cost of installing a hydronic radiant floor depends on the size of the home, the type of installation and the floor covering.
Call Paquette Plumbing to discuss your heating and cooling needs. We’ll come out to your home or business and provide an assessment and a free quote on top brands in efficient heating and cooling systems. We’ll design a heating and cooling system that keeps you comfortable no matter what Mother Nature has in store.
Our team of factory-trained installers will provide a neat and clean installation to have you enjoying your new system in no time. We’ll review the installation in detail so you know what to expect and there are never any surprises.
Service You Can Count On
We service what we sell, so for that reason we sell only the most dependable brands, requiring the least amount of repairs and frustrating downtime. Annual service is the best way to protect your investment and keep your system operating at optimal efficiency and an extended seervice life. Annual service programs also avoids breakdowns caused by the failure to provide routine cleanings, lubrication and maintenance.