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Why is it necessary to replace the gas furnace?

  • Jan 23, 2019

Many homeowners decide to change the gas furnace only in the case when the old one is completely inoperable. This often happens during the heating season in Santa Barbara … As a result, the house is deprived of heat and hot water until problems with repairs are solved, which in turn can lead not only to inconvenience for the loved ones, but also to the failure of the entire system (pipes burst).

What is a geothermal heat pump and how does it work?

  • Jan 15, 2019

Geothermal pumps extract from the land and water stored solar energy and then transfer it to the home circuit. This idea is not new. The theory was developed in 1852 by Lord Kelvin, however, became widely used only at the end of the 20th century.

Spending 1 kW of electricity – you can get from 2 to 6 kW of heat. Such installation use energy not for the production of heat energy, but on its transfer. The highest output can be reached at a temperature in the heating circuit of up to +35 degrees. These installations perfectly combine with warm water floors.

Operating principle

Any environment outside the premises, where the winter temperature is above 0 degrees, can be a source of heat. It can be a non-freezing reservoir, river, well with a sufficient amount of water or other in ground sources.

The principle of operation of a geothermal heat pump is that the heat from the sources transferred to the installation, converting and transferring it to the heating circuit.

The pipeline with a large extent laid in a warm environment. The pipeline is locked out, the pump provides the motion. The heat carrier heats up to ambient temperature – + 5 degrees. Passing through the first heat exchanger, it gives off heat to the refrigerant. Freon used as a refrigerant. In a liquid state it enables to perform the installation.

As the heat comes from the sources, its temperature gradually increases and changes to a gaseous state. Then it enters the compressor, where it is compressed and a large amount of heat released. Gas leaves the compressor with a temperature of 35 to 65 degrees. Entering the condenser, it transfers thermal energy to the coolant, which is fed to the circuit. Freon itself enters the waste valve. The sharp drop in pressure occurs and freon is cooled and liquefied again, then it flows back to the evaporator, where a new cycle begins.

Advantages of geothermal heat pumps

  • Giving up the use of gas as the main source of energy.
  • The problem of gas prices disappears. Due to the low caloric content of the gas the costs rise and the capacity of gas boilers decreases.
  • Eliminates the question of connecting a house to gas and building a firebox with complicated norms, the question of installing chimneys disappears.
  • The overall safety of the people who live in the house is increasing.
  • There is no need for the boiler maintenance.
  • Little consumption of electricity.
  • Provision of residents with warm and hot water, and cooling in summer.
  • High efficiency and special tariffs for the electric power allow to bring expenses to a minimum.
  • Reliable performance with constant power characteristics.
  • The service life of the compressor – 30 years.
  • No special maintenance required.

Tankless water heater

  • Dec 19, 2017

Tankless water heaters can save your money

Energy efficiency is a priority in needs for the most Santa Barbara’s people, when it comes to buying new water heater. One of the best options in saving money is tankless water heater. In fact, according to energy.gov a tankless water heater can save you as much as 8–34 percent on energy bills comparing to common storage water heater.

How to choose the right radiators for your home?

  • Nov 26, 2017

The correct choice of radiators determines the efficiency of the heating system, its durability and your comfort. So, what should I look for when looking to buy a radiator?

Up to date there are many alternatives and configurations of radiators on sale. To determine what heating radiators, you need for your home you need to answer several questions:

What type of heating system do you have?

An autonomous heating system is suitable for almost every radiator. There is one limitation: if a heating boiler has a copper heating element, then do not choose the aluminum radiators. Aluminum and copper create an electrolyte vapor, which leads to the rapid destruction and corrosion of aluminum (as a lighter metal).

For centralized heating (in apartment buildings), radiators of increased strength are used. Because they are resistant to pressure difference and drains of the coolant from the system. These parameters are met by bimetallic, cast iron and steel radiators.

Winter Maintenance Tips: Don’t Forget About Your Heating System

  • Mar 7, 2017

There are many things we think about in the lead up to winter. Unfortunately, our heating system are often left off of that list.

After suffering through the heat of the summer, is it any wonder heating our homes is way down at the bottom of our list of priorities? But it shouldn’t be.

If you’re one of the majority that waits until they notice a fault before they call out for heating repair, then think again. Most problems are too far along to safeguard our systems from damage by the time the problem is noticeable.

When winter hits and you’re shivering in your thermals on the phone to the heating repair technician, trust us, you’ll wish you had turned a little bit of attention to maintaining your heating system sooner.

There are many reasons as to why regular maintenance of your home heating is important. Here are a few of them to give you food for thought.