What a Modern HVAC System Has to Offer

When it comes to taking advantage of modern technology, just about every item in your Goshen, Indiana home could use an upgrade – and your HVAC system is no different. While replacing any part of an old HVAC system can seem like a costly upfront investment, the long-term benefits of a modern model outweigh the money you’ll initially spend. That said, here a few of the features that newly designed and manufactured HVAC systems have to offer.

Greenspeed™ Intelligence

There’s no doubt that Carrier is revolutionizing the HVAC industry with its revolutionary Greenspeed Intelligence. When you invest in a system with Greenspeed Intelligence, you’ll notice that it’s quieter and more efficient and comes with a variety of enhancements that make your overall heating and cooling system more effective. When shopping for a furnace or a heat pump today, make sure you ask your HVAC contractor about Greenspeed Intelligence.

Humidity Control

With Ideal Humidity technology, a homeowner is able to enhance the comfort levels in his or her home by improving an air conditioner’s or heat pump’s ability to dehumidify it during the summer. Combined with technology that also helps to dehumidify your home by periodically stopping the fan to give cooling condensation time to drain, you are able to prevent re-humidification by up to 10 percent. Considering the damage that humidity can cause, it’s an investment worth making!

Edge Thermostat

One of the best programmable thermostats on the market, the Edge thermostat works with all Performance and Comfort series systems, including furnaces. Complete with seven color options for the slim and stylish faceplate, this powerful programmable thermostat can manage everything from temperatures and humidity levels to airflow and indoor air quality. When coupled with a furnace, the thermostat’s advanced features can initiate Hybrid Heat performance, as well.

For more information about modern HVAC systems contact Rex’s Heating and Cooling today at 574-538-2022. Our technicians are skilled and experienced in the installation and servicing of a variety of traditional and modern heating and cooling systems.

Benefits of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems

Geothermal heating and cooling as the name implies, draws on thermal energy from the earth to provide heating and cooling. Only a few feet under the ground, the temperature of the earth remains consistently in the of 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit range year-round. So, no matter how the seasons change, the temperature used for geothermal energy remains basically the same. This unvarying free energy source can be accessed to provide warmth for your Goshen-area home in the winter, and re-absorbs heat energy extracted from the home to provide cooling in summer.

Geothermal energy, of course, benefits the environment as you no longer have to contend with fossil fuel combustion byproducts while trying to maintain a comfortable indoor environment. Almost any property with sufficient room to bury the system of pipes, called an earth loop, is a candidate for a geothermal system. The following are a few of the main benefits of geothermal heating and cooling:

  • Energy and money savings. A geothermal system requires only minimal electricity to operate the heat pump. A typical installation uses up to 50 percent less power than the conventional system it replaced. This shows up as an immediate reduction in your monthly heating and cooling bills.

  • More comfort. Geothermal systems do more than maintain a comfortable temperature. An important component of indoor comfort is humidity extraction. Geothermal systems effectively maintain household relative humidity in the 50 percent range.

  • Installation flexibility. Geothermal can usually retrofit in place of any conventional HVAC system. It is also easy to design into new residential construction. Because the bulk of the geothermal system is installed outdoors, unlike the standard air conditioner/furnace configuration, you won’t have to sacrifice much indoor space.

  • Long service life. Heat pump technology incorporated in a geothermal system is proven and low-maintenance. The underground system components typically come with 50-year warranties. Because all parts of the system are either buried or indoors, concerns about wear and tear from exposure to elements are eliminated. Geothermal systems are also quieter systems.

For more information on the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling and our geothermal heat pumps, contact Rex’s Heating and Cooling at 574-538-2022. Our technicians can provide efficient and reliable service for new as well as traditional systems.

Surviving the Humid Summer

A scoop of ice cream, a swim in the pool, or a stroll down the freezer aisle at the grocery store, are fun ways to keep yourself cool during the hot and humid summer months. Summer won’t be much fun, however, if those are the only ways you will be keeping cool. If your home’s air conditioning system is making your summer miserable, here are few ways to combat that indoor humidity so you won’t have to sweat the summer away.

Focus on Your Home’s Ventilation

One of the biggest dangers of high humidity levels in your home is the possibility of mold growth and the health problems that can result. A very effective way to combat this is to ventilate your home in the right places, and in the right ways to help manage indoor air quality, and AC efficiency.

  • Spot Ventilation. This type of ventilation draws air from a specific location, like a bathroom or a kitchen, and exhausts it out of the home. Make sure all these rooms have an exterior exhaust fan. TIP: Remember to turn on the bathroom fan during a shower and for about 45 minutes afterward.
  • Dilution Ventilation. This type of ventilation focuses on your entire living space. How your home’s air is exchanged between the indoor and outdoor environment and how it is cleaned, help to determine the success of dilution. To maximize your efficiency, ensure your HVAC system has a filtration feature and that your ducts are properly sealed.

Invest in a State-of-the-Art Dehumidifier

To help with AC-efficiency, consider investing in a state-of-the-art dehumidifier. Many new models operate quietly, helping you maintain that peaceful home environment. With lower humidity levels and fewer dust particles, your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to cool your home and filter its air. As a result, you will save you money on your utility bill and reduce the need for HVAC repairs.

Seek Professional Advice From Experienced Experts

If you are interested in learning more about AC-efficiency as well as covering all your bases where indoor air quality is concerned, contact your experienced HVAC experts. A professional will be able to inspect of all your equipment, from the thermostat to the ducts – ensuring your home is armed and ready for Indiana’s heat waves.

For more information about making your home more comfortable, whether it means upgrading your thermostat or maintaining your HVAC system, give us a call at (547) 538-2022. We are here to help you stay cool and comfortable.