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2011 Proposed Increase in SEER – EER – AFUE – HSPF

This article is archived for future records. Please refer to DOE website for reference on current energy efficiency guidelines.   10 SEER units cannot be purchased in the US any longer. The new standard as mandated by the Department of Energy as of January 2006 is 13 SEER. This 30 percent increase in efficiency from […]

Air Conditioner Inverter Review | Heating and Cooling Efficiency

Air Conditioner Inverter Review – Many minisplit air conditioners and heat pumps use inverters for efficiency. Conventional split system air conditioner and heat pumps can now be purchased with inverters for ultra efficient heating and cooling. Inverter air conditioners came to the USA in the form of ductless mini-split air conditioners and were later expanded to […]

Refrigeration for HVAC | Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps

Refrigeration for HVAC Air conditioners and heat pumps use the process of refrigeration to provide heating and cooling. What is the definition of the process of refrigeration? Refrigeration is the process of moving heat and depending on whether it is a heat pump or air conditioner and what mode it is in will depend where […]

Heat Pump Frost and Ice Build Up | HVAC-Troubleshooting

Heat Pump Frost and Ice Build Up | HVAC Troubleshooting Heat Pump Frost and Ice Build Up – Hi. I noticed my that one of my outside heat pump condensing units was laboring throughout the night. This morning I found ice frost buildup on the heat pump condenser fins. I live in Tucson, Az. It has […]

Air Conditioning and Heating Heat/Energy Values – HVAC Technical

Air Conditioning and Heating Heat/Energy Values Heat is energy and when we produce heat we need to use energy in its production. There are natural methods for producing heat without burning or using fuels but these methods are not practical or available to the general populace for residential, commercial, and industrial use. The production heat, […]

Minisplit Ductless Heat Pumps Air Conditioners

Minisplit Ductless Heat Pumps Air Conditioners Why Do I Need a MiniSplit Ductless Heat Pump or Air Conditioner? There are many people who can actually save money by installing a minisplit ductless air conditioner or heat pump over installing the conventional ducted split system air conditioner or heat pump. A few of the possible areas […]

Geothermal Heat Pumps | HVAC Heating & Cooling

Geothermal Heat Pumps | HVAC Heating & Cooling Geothermal heat pumps use ground water or water circulated through pipes to exchange heat with the earth. Geothermal, versus air source heat pump systems, use the earths natural temperature to exchange heat and provide heating and cooling. The temperature of the air varies widely with the weather […]

Heat Pump Types | HVAC Heating

Heat Pump Types – From Geothermal Heat Pumps to Air Source Heat Pump Systems There are different types of heat pumps available on the market today. A heat pump is an air conditioning unit that cools when the temperature is hot and provides heating when the temperature is cold. There are many different types of these […]

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