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Heating and Cooling Systems
As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. So making smart decisions about your home's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on your utility bills — and your comfort.
Whether you use electric, gas, or propane as your energy source for your own HVAC system, Bud's Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can help you maintain your home’s ideal comfort year round.
- Heat pump - Ideal for warmer climates, a heat pump is an all-in-one cooling and heating system. A heat pump is an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) unit that heats or cools by moving heat. During the winter, a heat pump draws heat from outdoor air and circulates it through your home's air ducts. In the summer, it reverses the process and removes heat from your house and releases it outdoors. The heat pump is an entire thermodynamic system whereby a liquid and/or gas medium is pumped through an assembly where it changes phases as a result of altering pressure. Although relatively costly to setup, the heat pump system provides a more economical and efficient way to control temperatures and reuse existing heat energy.
- Furnace - Designed to deliver reliable and economical warmth. Furnaces are used to provide heated air for forced hot air systems. Hot combustion gases created by burning oil or gas in the furnace are circulated through a heat exchanger. A blower fan blows air across the exterior of the heat exchanger which is then distributed through ductwork to the spaces to be heated. For optimal comfort and efficiency, a gas furnace can be combined with an electric heat pump in one dual-fuel system.
"We talked to several installers but knew immediately that Bud's Heating And Air Conditioning was the best choice. After our comfort adviser thoroughly explained the entire process from the brand of equipment to the installation, we felt extremely comfortable that we were doing the right thing. The installation is now finished and we are completely thrilled with everything that Bud's did for us."
- Mary and Jim
- Baseboard Heat - Baseboard heat is installed at floor level along walls. There are two types of baseboard heating that can be installed in a home: the more well-known electrical and the hot water. In the electrical, the baseboard heat consists of copper tubing with bonded aluminum fins enclosed in a protective metal cover. In the hot water version, hot water is pumped from a boiler through the tubing, heating the surrounding air.
- Boiler- Boilers produce hot water or steam which depending upon the circumstances, is circulated through piping to various types of heating mechanisms such as radiators, baseboard heating units, embedded piping, and the heating coils of hydro-air heating systems. Homeowners, builders, and heating contractors prefer to use boilers because they have flexible venting options and are compact in design.
- Geothermal Heat Pumps - During the heating cycle, a geothermal system uses the earth loop to extract heat from the ground. As the system pulls heat from the loop it distributes it through a conventional duct system as warm air. The same heat energy can also be used for a radiant floor system or domestic hot water heating. In the cooling mode, the geothermal system air conditions your home by reversing the heating process. Instead of extracting heat from the ground, it is extracted from your home and either moved back into the earth loop, or used to preheat the water in your hot water tank. Once the heat is removed from the air, it is distributed through the duct system in your home. The earth's steady temperature enables ground-source (geothermal) heat pumps to operate at highly efficient levels. Compared to other heating and cooling systems, a geothermal heat pump saves 30-70% on heat and 20%-50% on air conditioning.
- Central Air Conditioning System - Central air units are commonly used in large buildings or malls, and are ideal for cooling a whole house. Installing separate units in each individual room can run up cost quickly, so if you plan on keeping multiple rooms cool, we highly recommend installing a central unit. Usually placed outside behind your house, the unit consists of a condenser that collects heat from inside you house, and turns the moisture from the heat into a liquid. Much like a refrigerator, it then sends the liquid up to the coils, which evaporate the liquid, making cool air. A fan then pushes that cool air throughout the house’s ducts, effectively providing a cool safe haven from those hot summer days.
Replacing System Products
We believe providing excellent customer service is only half of a job well done. To ensure that we provide an all-around perfect experience, we offer excellent products from several manufacturers -- even our own private label, called Bud's Elite -- which makes things easy for our customers. Here at Bud's Heating & Air Conditioning we carry the highest quality, most innovative products for our clients, which is why we are premier dealers for several brands; including, Lennox and Westinghouse equipment.
Our warehouse is well stocked with equipment, materials, and parts which mean there will always be a quick remedy to almost any comfort issue that may arise. Having ready access to parts and equipment means you don't have to wait. We employ a dedicated parts manager to expedite orders in the event that your part needs to be ordered. We service nearly all makes and models of heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality equipment and can get your problem fixed fast!
We also offer a complete line of thermostats, both programmable and non-programmable models, each designed to maximize the performance of your heating system.
We are a premier dealer for Lennox and Westinghouse products.
Schedule an appointment online or call us at (757) 234-8423 today!