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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Interesting site by York

We just came across this new site from York.

York is a brand we carry alongside of Lennox, and we have found York products to be of excellent quality and reliabilty. They are very cost effective as well.

If you're considering a variety of brands for your next project, it's definitely worth checking out the York lineup of residential and commercial heat pumps, furnaces, air conditioners and RTUs.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hot water heating with a heat pump - Hybrid System

This is a video of the next generation of water heaters; the hybrid design of using standard electric and heat pump technology. During low demands, only the heat pump is on (the section on top of the water heater), during higher demand periods, the electric heating elements also turn on to the assist the heat pump.

The small, white electrical port that can be seen on the heat pump section is a data port that communicates with your utility company so the unit consumes less electricity during perios of higher electrical cost.

The vent seen on top of the unit is the exhaust port. Once the heat pump has extracted the heat from the ambient air and into the water, the cold air is exhausted back out. Cool  exhaust air can be vented into the home during summer months - a small amount of free air conditioning!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Commercial Air Conditioner Comparison

This is a video comparing two different commercial rooftop units both in air conditioning mode. The RUUD unit (a division of Rheem) is noticeably louder the the York unit. This is due more to the quality of installation than the differences between the equipment manufacturers.