Properly sizing your homes central air conditioner is crucial to your overall comfort. A/C sizing is commonly measured in tons. A ton of refrigeration is approximately equal to the cooling power of one short ton (2000 pounds) of ice melting in a 24-hour period. An A/C ton can also be converted into BTU’s (British Thermal Units). 1 Ton of cooling is equal to 12,000 BTU’s per hour. Residential air conditioners are typically sized between 1.5 and 5 tons.
What is a Heat Pump Water Heater?
A ‘heat pump’ is a device that moves heat from one place to another; it works much like an air conditioner or a refrigerator. While a refrigerator moves heat from your fridge to your kitchen, a heat pump water heater (HPWH) moves heat from your home into the hot water tank. Most HPWHs include an integrated hot water tank and a ‘hybrid’ mode (i.e. they can also run as standard electric water heaters if necessary).
Navien NCB Combi-Boiler
The Navien NCB is the first high efficiency tankless condensing combination boiler with the capacity to supply both heat and domestic hot water for larger homes - enough hydronic heat for a whole house, plus hot water to run two showers and a dishwasher all at the same time.