HVAC Services throughout the greater Washington DC
We provides a wide range of HVAC services for residential properties in DC, MD, and VA. If you don’t see what you are looking for here, contact us. We will be happy to answer any of your service questions.
A traditional home comfort system has two parts: an indoor unit, such as a furnace or air handler, and an outdoor unit. An air conditioner is the outdoor unit that cools air and sends it to the indoor unit for circulation through your home. Indoor and outdoor units are designed to work together. When the air conditioner is properly matched with a furnace or air handler, you get maximum efficiency and longer system life.
Furnaces heat and circulate warm air in the winter. Furnace heating ability is measured with an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) percentage. A higher AFUE percentage indicates a more efficient furnace.
Heating and Cooling Systems
In a packaged system, all equipment is built into an outdoor unit, usually on a concrete slab or other platform. The “package” that gives it its name provides central air conditioning during the summer and heat in colder months.
Thermostats are extremely important because they are your interface and control system for your heating and air conditioning equipment. This is the device that will give you the information on what the equipment is doing, when it needs to be serviced, and allows you to set the exact temperature and humidity you want to maintain in your home.
Have you ever been working in your downstairs office and when you go upstairs to turn the heat up you realize it’s only cold in YOUR office? Or, maybe you’ve been working on one side of your one story home and noticed the same thing when you walk to the other side to turn your thermostat up? We use the industries best zoning equipment to make sure, if your tired of this happening or never want it to, that it doesn’t happen. Our zoned systems integrate multiple thermostats in your home to make your heating system EFFICIENT and your home the most COMFORTABLE home on the block.
Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV’s)
There is a way to have outdoor fresh air in your home without opening the windows and doors. It’s called a Heat Recovery Ventilator and while it’s bringing fresh outdoor air into your home it’s also removing allergen-laden and stale air. This means you breath healthy and easy all winter long and run a lower risk of becoming sick. This might sound like you’re making your house cold in the winter by bringing below freezing air inside but, the Lifebreath HRV’s we use at will use your home’s old warm air to heat that fresh, oxygen-rich, cool outdoor air you and your family need.
We have multiple options for your home’s bathroom or other wet-room ventilation.
Panasonic- We carry and install the leader in energy-efficiency and decibels. These fanlights and basic fans move at least 80 CFM and are so quiet you’ll wonder if it’s even on. These fans are also LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified and replacing your old fans with these or having these installed for new construction will help save money on your power bill every year. These are our recommendation for anyone looking for bathroom fans.
NuTone- Another leader in the ventilation business; NuTone provides many different fan types that start at 50 CFM and are very economical.
UV Air Purifiers
Ultraviolet air treatment systems kill mold that would grow in the cool, damp interiors of your air conditioning system. This is the same technology that’s long been used by water treatment facilities, adapted for safe, efficient home air purifiers.
A traditional home comfort system has two parts: an outdoor unit, such as an air conditioner or heat pump, and an indoor unit. The air handler is the indoor unit that circulates cool air through your home in the summer and warm air in the winter. The indoor and outdoor units are designed to work together. Air handlers supply conditioned air evenly throughout your home, when used in place of a furnace, with either an air conditioning or heat pump system.
Dehumidification can be very important if you live in areas of high humidity. High humidity in cooler temperatures gives you a wet clammy feeling and in warmer temperatures causes a wet sticky feeling and causes perspiration to stay on your body and soak in to you clothes rather than evaporate.
High humidity can also cause mold & mildew through out the house and even ruin very expensive clothes, fabrics, paintings & wall coverings. All air-conditioning units take out some humidity when they are running but in very humid areas this is not enough and you need a dehumidifying system. This can take out up to 15 times more water from the air than a standard system with very little operating cost penalty.
Be sure your home’s air is clear of dust, pollen, fungi, smoke and other particles too small to see. It’s easy with a HEPA, Electronic or Media Air Cleaner. These cleaners provide stepped-up filtration, more effective than your furnace or air conditioner alone. In fact, these cleaners can remove up to 94 percent of the particles that pass through your home’s system. And since these pollutants can build up as film on walls and furniture, this is performance you’ll feel and see.
A traditional home comfort system has two parts: an outdoor unit, such as an air conditioner or heat pump, and an indoor unit, such as a furnace or air handler. The evaporator coil is a series of piping connected to a furnace or air handler that blows indoor air across it, causing the coil to absorb heat from the air. The cooled air is then delivered to the house through ducting. The refrigerant then flows back to the compressor where the cycle starts over again.