Heating & Air Conditioning Product Options
Heating and Air Conditioning Options
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 - a heat pump is a unit that heats or cools by moving heat.
Ideal for warmer climates, a heat pump is an all-in-one cooling and heating system. 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.
- Central Air - this style of 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 your 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.
- Furnace (Gas or Propane)- this type of unit is designed to deliver reliable and economical warmth by heating 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 rooms to be heated. For optimal comfort and efficiency, a gas furnace can be combined with an electric heat pump in one dual-fuel system. This creates the best of both worlds with a radiant heating system.
- Hybrid or Dual Fuel Systems - this type combines the best of both worlds.
Typically it features a heat pump connected to a gas/propane furnace. the duality always it to operates at the highest efficiency and optimal comfort depending on temperature and demand.
- 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: electrical or 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 to heat your home.
Depending upon the circumstances, hot water or steam 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.
Geothermal systems pull heat from the loop and distribute 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 moved back into the earth loop. 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.
- Ductless Air Systems - a ductless option for both heating and cooling.
Ductless, or also known as 'mini-splits' offer a heating and cooling option works for homes where installing ductwork is not an option. It's also a good solution for homes with specific areas that never seem comfortable such as rooms over the garage, sunrooms, and additions. It's also a great way to condition a garage or outdoor shed for a comfortable workshop. This style of unit is typically a cartridge style installed on the wall, with a compressor unit outside.
Are repairs adding up or you're constantly calling for service? If this is the case, or your unit is between 7-12 years, it may be more cost effective to replace the unit.
We believe providing excellent customer service is only half of a job well done. To ensure that we provide an all-around stellar experience, we offer excellent products from several manufacturers which makes things easier for our customers. Here at Bud's Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning we carry the highest quality, most innovative products for our clients, which is why we are premiere dealers for several brands.
We also offer a complete line of thermostats, both programmable and non-programmable models, each designed to maximize the performance of your heating system.
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