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What is HSPF?

2017-04-07T13:07:53+00:00 Categories: Hans Heating and Air|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Heating Seasonal Performance Factor. HSPF is the abbreviation for the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor, which is a rating of the efficiency level of the heating operation of a heat pump. The higher the HSPF, the [...]

What Is R-22?

2017-04-06T17:13:54+00:00 Categories: Hans Heating and Air|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

R-22 is the common name for hydro-chlorofluorocarbon (HCFC). R-22 has been used as a refrigerant by HVAC manufacturers for over 40 years; however, studies conducted over the past decade have shown that HCFC contains chlorine, [...]

Will You Be Affected by the Government Phase-Out of R-22 (Freon)?

2017-04-06T17:10:23+00:00 Categories: Hans Heating and Air|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

HVAC equipment updates and changes aren’t exactly breaking news, so you’re probably thinking, “What the heck is R-22, why does it matter, and what are they talking about?” R-22 is a colorless gas that’s used [...]

What Is AFUE?

2017-04-06T17:05:51+00:00 Categories: Hans Heating and Air|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. AFUE is the abbreviation for the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency ratio. AFUE is used to rate furnace efficiencies by dividing the ratio of heat output by heat input. This measurement describes [...]

What Goes into Installing a New System?

2017-04-06T16:52:59+00:00 Categories: Hans Heating and Air|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s all about the ductwork. Installing a new system in a home that hasn’t previously had central heating and air will require the installation of ductwork, insulation, refrigerant piping, electrical service, wiring, thermostat(s), condensate piping, [...]

What You Should Know about Replacing Your Old HVAC System

2017-04-06T16:55:18+00:00 Categories: Hans Heating and Air|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Start with a detailed inspection. In order to have the most efficient HVAC system for you and your household, a detailed inspection should first be performed by a certified HVAC professional. Our highly skilled, trained, [...]

Does Your Indoor Coil Need to Be Replaced?

2017-04-07T13:18:06+00:00 Categories: Hans Heating and Air|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s generally a good idea to replace the indoor coil if you’re also replacing your air conditioner or heat pump. There’s a correlation between the efficiency of your heating or cooling system and the performance [...]

Where Can You Locate Your Air Handler or Furnace System?

2017-04-06T16:30:10+00:00 Categories: Hans Heating and Air|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You may have options based on your home’s design. The system can actually be located in several different places: A system with up-flow application might be located in the basement, while a system with a [...]

What Is a Heat Pump?

2017-04-06T16:23:39+00:00 Categories: Hans Heating and Air|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Simply put: Air movement from Point A to Point B. A heat pump is a device used for either the heating or cooling of a space by transferring hot and cold between two reservoirs. A [...]

What Can You Do to Control the Humidity Levels in Your Home?

2017-04-06T16:21:09+00:00 Categories: Hans Heating and Air|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s all about variability. Humidity levels can be reduced by using a variable-speed furnace or air handler as part of your HVAC system. Variable speed units run longer, at lower speeds, allowing air to constantly [...]