Resicon LLC Blog: Archive for October, 2019

The Powerful Ductless Combo: Ductless Heating/Ductless HRV

Monday, October 21st, 2019

ductless-heat-pump-mitsubishiAt Resicon, we’re focused on helping homes enjoy the best possible ventilation. This is a challenge because modern residential buildings have tight construction that permits little circulation of fresh outside air. Opening the windows of the house is rarely a beneficial choice, especially during the cold and rainy Washington winters. The house may receive fresh air, but it rapidly loses indoor heat.

There are options for better ventilation for homes with standard ducted HVAC systems, such as air purifiers, air filters, and heat recovery ventilators. But what about homes that don’t have space for ductwork? Some homes use boilers for heating and don’t have ductwork or an AC system, and others have no central HVAC system at all and use space heaters for winter.

There are options for these situations: ductless systems like ductless mini split heat pumps and ductless HRV systems.

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How Can a Heat Pump Provide Heat in Winter?

Monday, October 7th, 2019

sun-and-snowflake-badgeWe are big proponents of heat pumps for our customers’ homes. These HVAC systems are a fantastic two-in-one way to enjoy comfort around the year. During the summer, a heat pump operates just like an air conditioner: refrigerant circulates to remove heat from the house and then release it outdoors. Then, with just an adjustment on the thermostat, the heat pump changes into a heater. Now the refrigerant moves heat from outside the home and brings it inside. Presto! Warmth for the winter.

“Wait a second …” we can hear you saying. “It makes sense that a heat pump can remove heat from indoors on a summer. But how is it drawing heat from outdoors during the winter? It’s cold out there!”

Without a doubt, this is the number one fact about heat pumps customers find confusing. But believe it or not, heat pumps can provide enough heat for a home in Tacoma to enjoy a cozy winter every day and night. We’ll explain this minor miracle of comfort technology.

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