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The Split System There are three major parts of a system that need to be properly balanced and matched to provide peak efficiency and economy.
- The Outdoor Unit The outdoor unit contains a compressor and a condensing coil filled with refrigerant. A fan blows outside air over the coil, transferring thermal energy between the refrigerant and the outside air. Next, the refrigerant is circulated through pipes, or lineset, to the indoor unit.
- The Indoor Unit The indoor unit is made up of a coil and a blower which is located inside of an air handler or a furnace. The blower circulates air through the coil before it is sent to the ducts throughout your home.
- The Lineset The lineset contains the refrigerant which simply circulates the liquid between the indoor and the outdoor unit.
The Packaged Heating & Cooling Systems In a packaged system, all equipment is built into an outdoor unit, usually on a concrete slab or other platform. The "package" that gives its name provides central air conditioning during the summer and heat in the colder months.
Model available use
- Electricity for resistance heating & cooling
- Gas for heating and electricity for cooling
- Heat pump models use electricity
Ductwork is required to transfer the heated or cooled air throughout the home.
The Ductless Air Conditioning System Does your home or office have a room that's too hot or too cold? There is also the ductless air conditioning systems. The Split-ductless air conditioner consists of the following:
- Indoor air handling unit
- Outdoor condensing unit
- Remote Controller
These units are easily connected by refrigerant lines running through the lines to and from the indoor unit and from the outdoor unit where the air is conditioned and distributed into the space. Installation is as easy as mounting the indoor and outdoor units, connecting the refrigerant lines and making a few electrical connections. You don't need ductwork or a window space. The parts are sleek and require minimal space.
- Cooling & heating without wasting a window space or costly ductwork add-on
- Extremely quiet operation indoor and outdoor units
- Highly reliable technology
- Compact, space saving design
- Wireless or wired remote controller for comfort control in the palm of your hand
What is a SEER? Why does it matter?
January 23, 2006 began a new era in air conditioning home comfort systems. The SEER minimum standard for newly manufactured air conditioners and heat pumps increased from 10 SEER to 13 SEER by federal law.
SEER is short for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It is a number similar to miles per gallon in cars. The higher the SEER rating the more efficient your air conditioning system. A 13 SEER is about 30% more efficient than a 10 SEER system.
To learn more about the 2006 13 SEER efficiency mandate, visit www.energy.gov
R-410A The Refrigerant for a New Era
Meeting Air Conditioning Refrigerant Government Standards- R-410a vs. R-22
The Manufacturers of Home Comfort Systems will be prohibited from using R-22 by the year 2010. Consequently, most manufacturers have already begun to use the more economical and friendly R-410A. It is a non-ozone-depleting environmentally sound refrigerant. This phase out has been mandated to help protect the Earth's ozone layer.
Although R-22 will still be available for existing systems, its phase out will cause the price to rise as it becomes more and more unavailable.Puron is a registered trademark of the Carrier Corporation