Types of Systems
An air conditioner can change the temperature, humidity or general quality of the air in your home. More specifically, an air conditioner makes your home cooler, by drawing heat energy out of the house and transferring that heat to the outdoors, then replacing the air inside your home with cooler air.
The most common central air conditioning system is a "split system", which includes an outdoor cabinet containing a condenser coil and compressor, and an indoor evaporator coil, usually installed in conjunction with your furnace or air handler. Your central cooling or air condition system is usually combined with your central heating system because they share the same ductwork for distributing conditioned air throughout your home.
Goff HVAC sales, installs and repairs most major brands of central air conditioners.
For “How An Air Conditioner Works” and other useful information, visit ASHRAE.org.
PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONERS
As a benefit to our valued customers, Goff HVAC offers portable air conditioning units to help beat the summer heat!
These units are not intended for long-term use and only a limited number are available. These units are intended to assist our valued customers when we are awaiting new equipment or hard-to-get parts.
Just another benefit of being a Goff HVAC customer!
Don't let the name fool you! Heat pumps do double-duty. It is your "heat source" in the winter AND your air conditioner in the summer ...
Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. Unlike a furnace, a heat pump does not burn fuel to make heat. It simply uses electricity to move heat from one place to another. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the outdoors into your home and during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your home to the outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can actually provide up to four times the amount of energy they consume.
The most common type of heat pump is the air-source heat pump, which transfers heat between your home and the outdoor air. If you heat with electricity, a heat pump can trim the amount of electricity you use for heating by as much as 45%. High-efficiency heat pumps also dehumidify much better than standard central air conditioners, resulting in less energy usage and more cooling comfort in summer months.
The most common central system is a "split system", which includes an outdoor cabinet containing a condenser coil and compressor, and an indoor evaporator coil, usually installed in conjunction with your furnace or air handler. Your central cooling system is usually combined with your central heating system because they share the same ductwork for distributing conditioned air throughout your home.
DUAL FUEL HEAT PUMPS
A dual fuel heat pump is a highly preferred option, despite the slightly higher installation cost. This system is a hybrid of both an electric heat pump and a propane or natural gas furnace. The dual fuel heat pump system is extremely efficient and highly versatile. It can be switched from one mode to another depending on the external weather conditions or even the most cost-effective energy source (electricity or gas).
According to the US Department of Energy ...
"Proper operation of your heat pump will save energy ... Like all heating and cooling systems, proper maintenance is key to efficient operation.
The difference between the energy consumption of a well-maintained heat pump and a severely neglected one ranges from 10% to 25%."
FURNACES & AIR HANDLERS
Your heating system is usually combined with your central cooling system because they share the same ductwork for distributing conditioned air throughout your home. The most common central system is a “split system”, which includes an outdoor cabinet containing a condenser coil and compressor (aka air conditioner or heat pump), and an indoor furnace or air handler.
Gas furnaces are a common heating appliance. Gas furnaces burn propane or natural gas to produce heat.
Air Handlers (aka Electric Furnaces)
Air handlers are indoor units that are commonly combined with heat pumps to create an all-electric heating and cooling system. Air handlers house evaporator coils and blower motors that move air through the coils and into your home. Typically, air handlers will also include an electric heat strip assembly for “back-up” or “emergency” heat. These are normally used when it is necessary to bring your home up to a comfortable level quickly or in times of extremely cold temperatures. This back-up heat is perfectly safe to use, but it not recommended for long term usage or as the home’s only heat source. In our area, an electric air handler should be matched with a heat pump for the best efficiency.
DUCTLESS MINI-SPLIT SYSTEMS
Ductless mini-split systems are perfect for conditioning a few rooms, a small home or existing homes that have no access for installing ducting.
Ductless mini-split systems are like miniature slip-systems, but with no ductwork. These heat pumps systems provide a smart, flexible solution. Ductless Mini-Splits are ultra-efficient and quiet.
Are you looking for reliable warmth for your workspace? We offer a variety of garage heaters for making your space more useful and comfortable.
THERMOSTATS & REMOTE ACCESS
A thermostat is the control center for your home’s comfort system. A digital, programmable thermostat gives you precise temperature control and allows you to program your heating and cooling requirements depending upon your daily activities and schedule.