Air Conditioning Products, Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps Sarasota Bradenton


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There are different cooling capacities and energy levels of systems. The cooling capacity is considered to be the "tonnage" of a system and the energy level is considered to be the "SEER" rating (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) of a system. The SEER of a system is like MPG of a vehicle.

The larger the number, the lower the energy used. The minimum SEER rating today is 14 SEER. However, the different systems can be divided into three main types; single stage, two-stage, and variable speed.

SINGLE STAGE system has a one speed compressor which removes the same amount of heat no matter what the outside conditions are. The system is either running at full speed or completely off, with nothing in between. These means that on days that it is not very hot outside, the system will run at full speed burning the same amount of energy as it would on very hot days. Single stage systems energy rating mostly vary between 14 - 16 SEER.

TWO-STAGE system has a two stage compressor with the lower stage set at 60% - 70% of the maximum capacity. Approximately 80% of the time, the system runs at the lower speed, however will go into high speed on those hottest days. Since two-stage systems mostly run on the lower speed, they tend to run for longer periods of time, removing more humidity and minimizing the start and stop of a system that uses a lot of energy and wear on the system. Two-stage systems energy rating mostly vary between 16 - 19 SEER.

VARIABLE SPEED systems are the best systems in the market. It has a variable compressor that varies from 40% to 100% that provides the best comfort and moisture removal unlike any other system. The system works like cruise control on a high performance vehicle making adjustments where needed, keeping temperatures within .05 degrees of the set point. Variable speed units are also extremely quit to operate. Variable speed systems energy rating mostly vary between 18 - 26 SEER.

Need to heat and/or cool a sun room, server room or any other room that a traditional duct system will not do? With a Multi-Zone Mini-Split system, you gain the flexibility to control the heating and cooling in multiple rooms throughout your home. Depending on the model, an outdoor unit can accommodate two, three or four indoor units for greater flexibility.

Geothermal heating and cooling in Sarasota uses the relatively constant temperature of the earth to heat and cool homes and businesses. Approximately 6 feet beneath the surface, the earth's temperature remains fairly constant year-round around 65 - 72 degrees depending on location. For cooling, a geothermal heat pump extracts heat from the air in the house and transfers the heat through the heat pump to the ground loop piping containing water. The ground loop, which is buried below the earth surface, then carries the excess heat back to the earth. In the heating season, it is just the opposite, the loop removes heat from the earth, goes through the heat pump and transfers the heat into the indoor air.

There are three major components of a geothermal system, the heat pump (provides indoor heat exchange), a flow pump, and the loop which can consist of a closed ground loop (either horizontal or vertical), a closed pond or Lake Loop, or an open loop. The loops are the outdoor heat exchanger.

A geothermal system is up to 70% more efficient than conventional systems and has the ability to provide free hot water during the summer.

If you are looking for Geothermal Heat Pumps in Sarasota and surrounding areas, call Terry's Plumbing and Air today.