It’s easy to look at your modern heat pump, air conditioning or furnace replacement systems and take their functions for granted. Modern technology has greatly improved both the efficiency and effectiveness of heating and cooling systems, providing you with the level of comfort that you now know today. With these systems, you no longer have to chop firewood or store a winter supply of coal to make sure your home stays warm throughout the winter season.
Understanding how your HVAC system works will enable you to take better care of it. If you know more about modern cooling and heating you’ll be able to learn a thing or two about how this industry started. Here our experts at Tyler Air give you a quick overview of residential HVAC systems and how they relate to your current home heating.
How Homes Were Heated
Metal riveted furnaces were invented by Dave Lennox, who at the time owned the best HVAC company in the country. They only came into fashion at the start of the 19th century. These systems are fueled by coal and represent a massive leap in efficiency from the wood- and steam-powered heating systems that came before them. Today, many conventional furnaces still bear similarities to Lennox’s original design.
Modern Heating Systems
71% of North American homes use heat pumps, which can function as both a heater and an air conditioner, depending on your needs. There are many different types of heat pumps, all categorized based on their heat source. These can include air for air-source heat pumps and the ground for geothermal heat pumps.
One thing hasn’t changed. Despite the huge differences between heat pumps and their coal-fired predecessors, one thing has remained the same: these heating systems still require regular maintenance and prompt heat pump repairs to keep them in good working order for as long as possible.
At Tyler Air, we’re your leading provider of heat pump installations, tune-ups and repairs. Give us a call at (203) 378-4700 or fill out our contact form to schedule a maintenance visit or request a free quote on new heat pump installations today.