Among your options for cooling down your home this summer and many summers to come is a geothermal heat pump, also known as a ground-source heat pump. These home comfort systems use similar indoor components to a standard heat pump (an air-source heat pump), with an evaporator/condensing coil and air handlers to distribute the conditioned air. But instead of an outdoor cabinet with a coil and exhaust fan that uses the air as a medium for heat exchange, a geothermal heat pump has underground loops that use the heat of the earth as its heat exchange medium.
Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc Blog: Archive for May, 2015
Spring is allergy season, the time of the year when the air is filled with pollen, grass and many other allergens. These airborne contaminants are not only an issue for people who suffer from allergies; they can also cause allergy symptoms in others.
Short-cycling is a condition that occurs when an air conditioner’s compressor turns on and off rapidly, never completing a full cooling cycling. Short-cycling is extremely damaging for an air conditioner, and it affects comfort in a home and raises energy bills. Because the AC uses a large amount of power to turn on each time, short-cycling places enormous stress on the components and will cause electrical costs to skyrocket. And since the AC will not stay on long enough to distribute sufficient cool air through a house, short-cycling will create hot spots in rooms and general discomfort.
A decline in indoor air quality is an increasing issue in homes in the U.S. This is due to the heavy insulation on buildings that creates a heat seal that allows the buildings to be energy efficient. Unfortunately, this seal traps air inside the buildings and allows it to circulate, picking up contaminants and becoming stale.