Paying attention to a good heating, ventalating and cooling (HVAC) system in your home can be a comforting choice. All of us want to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer, but do not have to worry about turning that thermostat to the comfort level without feeling it in your pocket book. There are a number of areas that can be improved over the standard way of doing construction that will make big gains. Installing your complete heating system in the heated area of your home. The standard way of running your heating and cooling ducts is to run them under the house or in the attic. Well you can only imagine how hot those duct will get in your attic on a 90deg. Day when you are trying to push cold air into your kitchen. Instead run the ducts inside the conditioned area of the home, thus increases the efficiency. Also considering a Ductless Heat Pump system (DHP) elemenates the ducts all together and has increase monmentom in todays market. Manufactures are becoming more aggressive in their attempts to build more efficient heating and cooling units every year. Taking advantage of these more efficient units is an important first step toward better energy efficiency. Also, correct sizing of the equipment is critically important since the size of the heater needed will decrease in a tight, energy efficient home.
With tighter homes, HRV units have become a must. Bringing in fresh air from the outside while recovering the heat off of the stale air going out helps create an air flow that lets the house breathe while maintaining a consistent temperature.
Now who does not like the idea of having controlled fresh air coming in all the time.