Capacitors are a miniscule component relative to an HVAC system, yet when it goes bad, there will be noticeable effects. In this blog, Amber HVAC discusses what makes capacitors important to heating and cooling systems.
Heat pumps and furnaces are two of today’s most popular heating systems. In this blog, our experienced Amber HVAC technicians discuss the differences between the two, and how to determine which one is best for your home.
A heat pump generally refers to a device that is used to transfer heat in freezers, air conditioners and refrigerators among others. Mechanical energy is converted into thermal energy as a function of the heat pump in these machines. Refrigerants, which are fluids that are also used in the process, aid the heat pump to carry out this task. Carbon dioxide and chlorofluorocarbon are popular examples of these fluids. Different machines have different output requirement and the heat pump functions to lower temperatures or heat atmosphere as required in each case. The only purpose of a furnace on the other hand, is to provide heating. A furnace does not provide cooling. Some examples of the several sources that the furnace uses to produce heat include wood, fuel oil, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), coal and oil. A furnace is often found to generate heat for boilers, kilns and ovens. The heat pump is the […]