When you stop to think about it, there aren't too many times during the year when the outside temperature is just right. That's why we rely on heating and cooling systems to maintain comfortable interior temperatures.
HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning, but it's often used just to refer to a building's heating and cooling system.
However you interpret the acronym, there's no doubt about the big chunk that the HVAC system takes out of our annual energy budget. In the average house, nearly half of our energy dollars are spent on heating and cooling.
Some HVAC components (like heat pumps, for example) can provide both heating and cooling. Others (like furnaces) accomplish just one function.
All HVAC components are described in several ways: by function, fuel, energy efficiency, and heating or cooling capacity. You'll find more detailed descriptions about HVAC component function, size, and efficiency when you go to specific heating system pages.
We are your resource for heating and cooling system installation in Lansdale, Doylestown, Warminster, Lafayette Hill, Blue Bell, Huntingdon Valley, Glenside, Ambler, North Wales, Jenkintown, Jamison, Fort Washington, and more! Current heating and cooling system not working properly? Have one of our experts inspect your machine to see if you may need air conditioner repair, furnace repair or heater repair. Contact us today to schedule your estimate on your HVAC system!
We can service HVAC components to provide optimum operating efficiency. We can also provide estimates for replacing old, inefficient equipment with advanced equipment that will save energy and improve interior comfort. Get your systems running back to normal with our HVAC repair services, including furnace and boiler repairs and air conditioning repairs.
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A 70-year-old house with an old inefficient oil furnace, receives a full heating and cooling system upgrade. O'Donnell Plumbing, Heating & Air replaced the old furnace and High Efficiency Heat Pump with a backup High Efficiency Propane Gas Furnace and High Efficiency Air Conditioning System.
If a home energy specialist (sometimes called a home energy auditor) comes to evaluate your HVAC system, don't be surprised if he or she also takes time to inspect levels of home insulation. There's a good reason for this. Insulation slows the transfer of heat.
In winter months, higher insulation levels mean that less heat will escape from your house, so your heating system will not need to operate as frequently.
In the summer, insulation slows heat movement from outside to inside, putting less demand on your cooling system.
A home energy specialist may recommend upgrading insulation levels in different parts of your house, along with air-sealing improvements that will limit the volume of conditioned air that leaks to the outside. A tighter (air sealed), well-insulated house will require a smaller HVAC system than a leaky, poorly insulated housed. That's why these "building envelope" improvements are just as important to heating and cooling savings as the HVAC system itself.
Contact us today to schedule a heating and cooling cost estimate, as we are your local and trusted HVAC contractor in Lafayette Hill, Doylestown, Blue Bell, Warminster, Lansdale, Jamison, Huntingdon Valley, Jenkintown, Fort Washington, Glenside, North Wales, Ambler, and more!
From air conditioning repairs and installations to boiler and furnace repairs, we can help improve the performance of your heating and cooling systems. We also offer a comprehensive home energy audit.