Not too big, not too small. Choose the just-right system for you.
Gas (natural and propane)
Depending on the system and the home, gas heating can end up being much more cost-effective than electrical heating or other methods of creating warmth.
As propane can be expensive, it’s best to have one of our professionals come to you and perform an in-depth analysis of your specific situation to assess the best fit.
Hybrid (dual fuel)
A hybrid heating system attempts to draw from the best of both worlds by using a heat pump system when the temperature is at a certain level (typically around 35 degrees, Fahrenheit), then switching over to gas when the temperature drops below that.
The system alternates back and forth between a pump and a furnace to provide the best results.
Heat Pump HVAC systems
A heat pump is a device that transfers heat energy from a source of heat to what is called a heat sink. Heat pumps move thermal energy in the opposite direction of spontaneous heat transfer, by absorbing heat from a cold space and releasing it to a warmer one. A heat pump uses a small amount of external power to accomplish the work of transferring energy from the heat source to the heat sink.
Homes that are heated and cooled by units that are too big, too small or just plain mismatched, miss out on quality performance and efficiency. Here are some tips to make sure you’ve found the system that fits your home and climate.
It all starts with a matched system, which refers to components that are designed to work together to provide greater efficiency, reliability and comfort. Matched systems can be “split” (separate units placed inside and outside the home) or “packaged” (one single unit, which houses all components in a single cabinet, placed outside the home).
You might also consider a hybrid system. It’s not science fiction, but it’s still pretty impressive. Hybrid systems bring together two different fuel sources, such as a gas or oil furnace and an electric heat pump, for more efficient heating and cooling. A hybrid system is calibrated to automatically switch between the furnace and heat pump depending on which offers the most economical power for your heating or cooling needs at any given time. You can imagine, the cost savings can be impressive. In fact, American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning’s hybrid comfort systems can deliver up to 68 percent savings over a comparable 10-year-old system.*
When we come into your home or business, we are not simply attempting to sell you on a service or a system that will be financially beneficial for us. It’s extremely important to us that we help you find your best long-term solution — one that will help you save money in the long run, or else we don’t think we’re doing our job.
We believe in creating customers for life, and the way that we do that is instilling trust in our clients by doing what is best for them in each and every circumstance.
We will never sell you something you do not need, and we believe that if you trust us to come in and assess your overall heating and cooling situation, we will be able to set you up for success and comfort for years to come!
Many folks will flinch at the upfront costs of a high-efficiency system. We understand. You work hard for your money, and it’s not easy to rationalize spending a big chunk of change on something that will likely sit outside your house or business or in a part of the building where you’ll never see it.
In fact, most people never really even notice or think about their HVAC systems — that is, until they break down and stop working. Statistics show that older systems are much more likely to stop working or to just stop working efficiently, which can cost you big time over the months and years without you even really knowing it.
A high efficiency system may cost more on the front end, but there are several reasons why we encourage you to try and see the past the initial price tag:
- We offer financing, and if the upfront cost is more than you can handle in one payment, it’s very likely that we can set you up on a budget plan that will allow you to make the changes you need today!
- It may cost more now, but over time, a high-efficiency system is going to save you money monthly AND annually. We strongly believe that our high-efficiency systems will pay for themselves and then some!
- Did you know there are tax credits available to home and business owners who replace their aging HVAC systems with more efficient models? Or if you’re building a new home or business, starting off with an energy-efficient system can also get you some big tax dollars!
- By adding an energy-efficient system, you are reducing your carbon footprint and doing something good for the environment and for the future of your children and grandchildren. With newer more efficient systems, you will be using different refrigerants (which are better for the atmosphere) and using less energy, which benefits the planet as a whole. Every little bit helps, and if you can save money while making the planet a safer place to live, it’s a win-win!