Q. What is the difference between a heat pump and a furnace?
A. The Heat Pump takes the heat from the home and releases it outside in the summer to cool the home. In the winter it removes the heat in the outdoor air and releases it inside to warm the home. A furnace only produces heat by burning a fuel or using electric and also moves the air inside.
Q. Is a heating and cooling system with more capacity always better?
A. Almost Never. The correct size of your HVAC system is based on running a computer generated load using measurements of your home’s interior space. If you put in an oversized furnace it will not run long enough to get to its steady sate efficiency. If you put in an oversized A/C unit it will not run long enough to remove humidity.
The heat of a West Chester summer takes a lot out of an air conditioner. By investing in air conditioning service early in the cooling season, you'll gain the peace of mind of knowing your system can handle the hottest weather without springing any costly surprises on you.
Over time, myths about using HVAC systems have developed. While some are harmless, others can drive up energy costs and cause system problems. Here are five myths you shouldn't fall for this summer.