Soon, the brisk breezes of fall will give way to the frigid winds of winter. With the cold weather comes plenty of opportunities to entertain as Halloween thrills spill into Thanksgiving feasts and warm holiday cheer. Whatever your plans may be, if you’re like the Coop, chances are you’ll want to make sure your home is comfortable and inviting for both you and your guests.
At the crux of your comfort is your heating unit. As the saying goes, “It’s all good until it breaks”. That’s especially true when it comes to heaters – it’s easy to forget their existence until the moment that they malfunction. Nobody wants Jack Frost nipping at their nose when they’re inside their home.
Take it from the Coop: your heating and cooling systems work hard 24/7 to keep your home feeling cozy. Regularly scheduled preventative maintenance will help keep your system “tuned-up” and ready to go when you need it most, especially as we approach the holidays. Make sure to have your system serviced by a professional heating & cooling contractor, like Cooper Mechanical, who is trained and licensed for heater repair in Bucks County and the surrounding areas.
If you’re concerned because your heating unit has been breaking more and more frequently, perhaps it’s time to replace your old system with a new one. We offer a comprehensive selection of high-efficiency heating and cooling systems that are more eco-friendly than ever before. Reducing energy costs by up to 50% is just a bonus!
The most popular eco-friendly systems include:
Heat Pumps: One of the most commonly installed heating systems in this area of the country are air-source heat pumps. These electrical systems function as both an AC unit and a heating unit, expelling heat from your home and cooling the interior during the summer. During cooler seasons, it transfers outside heat to your home’s interiors. Because heat pumps move heat rather than generate it, they condition the air far more efficiently and at a much lower cost than conventional heating or cooling systems.
Geothermal: This heating and cooling method utilizes the stable temperature of the earth, just below the frost line, to condition air. Water circulates through a pipe system – a “loop” – to exchange heat between your home, the heat pump and the earth. This circulation creates a constant flow of geothermal heating and cooling. This highly affordable and sustainable solution reduces dependence on fossil fuels.
Condensing Boilers: Boilers heat your home by distributing heated water or steam through convectors such as radiators and radiant floor systems. A high-efficiency boiler uses condensing technology to capture the water vapor from gases that otherwise would have been lost, granting the unit an annual AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) of 90%.
What does this mean?
90% of the energy that’s used to power the boiler becomes heat for the home, with only 10% escaping through a chimney or other venting system. This conservation sharply contrasts with conventional boiler technology, which can waste up to 30-50% more energy because the vapor escapes through the venting system.
Those systems are just the tip of the eco-friendly iceberg, so to speak. The best thing to do is to meet with a professional comfort consultant who can explain the best options for your home. If you’re considering an HVAC update, look no further than Cooper Mechanical for your next installation.
Meanwhile, should your current systems act up, you can count on us for air conditioning and heater repair in Doylestown, PA, and our other service areas. To ask additional questions or to schedule a consultation, call 610-228-4405 to reach one of our expert professionals.