Living and working in a comfortable environment often involves a lot of wasted energy. One reason for this is the use of mechanical energy to distribute the treated air through a series of air ducts. Another is the way that certain comfort appliances create heat. Thankfully, there are ways to improve this situation such as the heat pump and split or ductless comfort systems. In fact, Heating And Cooling St Charles has a variety of solutions for both home and business use.
The typical home uses an appliance commonly known as the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system. This is a forced air unit much like a central furnace. That is, the blower portion of the appliance is placed in a central location for more efficient distribution of the treated air. This works well when the property can be equipped with the large ducts required for this purpose.
Not all property owners want to use this kind of system for heating and cooling in St Charles because the outlets for air ducts can be ugly or require demolition that might damage the building’s historical value. One solution for this issue is a high velocity, delivery system. This appliance is simply an HVAC that is adapted to use smaller ducts or pipes. The pipes are designed to fit inside walls and are roughly two inches in diameter.
When energy efficiency is important, it may be necessary to consider alternatives like the heat pump. Most heat pumps use a forced air delivery system, but they employ a more conservative method of creating the hot and cold air. The heat pump makes use of a compressed refrigerant to collect heat in one area and carry it to another. This is done by circulating the chemical through a heat sink. The most common types of heat sink are air, water and earth although metal may be required for the transfer.
An air to air heat pump tends to be the most budget-friendly option, however, it is not the most efficient. In fact, most air to air systems are only usable in moderate regions with colder climates requiring a heat sink that is placed in the soil. Geothermal systems are a great way to treat large spaces and may eventually provide alternatives to business owners with serious heating and cooling concerns. Visit the Blue Frost Heating & Cooling website online for more information.