Comox Valley Refrigeration & Air Condtioning Ltd York Air Conditioning and Heating Courtenay, BC

By: Comox Valley Refrigeration & Air Condtioning  09-12-2011
Keywords: Air Conditioning, Heating and Air Conditioning, furnace

York® air conditioners are a welcome addition outside and inside your home.
A traditional home comfort system has two parts: an indoor unit, such as a furnace or air handler, and an outdoor unit. An air conditioner is the outdoor unit that cools air and sends it to the indoor unit for circulation through your home. Indoor and outdoor units are designed to work together. When the air conditioner is properly matched with a furnace or air handler, you get maximum efficiency and longer system life.

Count on a York® furnace to give you a warm welcome. Factory assembled, wired, and tested, York® furnaces are built for dependability, economy, and comfort.
Furnaces heat and circulate warm air in the winter. Furnace heating ability is measured with an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) percentage. A higher AFUE percentage indicates a more efficient furnace.

York® heat pumps deliver four-season comfort in one stylish unit. They cool your home like an air conditioner in summer, and warm it in the winter like a furnace.
A split system heat pump keeps homes comfortable all year long. In summer, it draws heat out of your home to cool it. In the winter, it draws heat from outside air into your home to warm it.

York ® packaged heating and cooling systems put efficiency and economy in one self-contained unit.
In a packaged system, all equipment is built into an outdoor unit, usually on a concrete slab or other platform. The "package" that gives it its name provides central air conditioning during the summer and heat in colder months.


Thermostats are extremely important because they are your interface and control system for your heating and air conditioning equipment. This is the device that will give you the information on what the equipment is doing, when it needs to be serviced, and allows you to set the exact temperature and humidity you want to maintain in your home.


Zoning allows you to have different temperatures in each room or area of your house. You can have one temperature in the kitchen, another temperature in the family room, another temperature in your bedroom, etc. Not only does this provide much more comfort but it can save you up to 20% per year in your annual operating costs because you don't overheat or overcool the areas that are unoccupied. The operating cost savings could be the equivalent to that of going from a 13 SEER air conditioning system to a 15 SEER system.

Zoning is getting more popular all the time as people demand to be more comfortable as in most new luxury cars now you have at least two zones, one for the passenger and one for the driver.

The way zoning operates is you have dampers in the duct work that open and close to provide heated or cooled air to different parts of the house. Each area has its own thermostat and its own control. It can maintain the temperature at which ever temperature you like in each one of the different areas.

The cost of zoning varies depending on how difficult it is to get to the duct work to install the controls. We can give you an exact cost after we survey your duct work system.

Air Handlers
A traditional home comfort system has two parts: an outdoor unit, such as an air conditioner or heat pump, and an indoor unit. The air handler is the indoor unit that circulates cool air through your home in the summer and warm air in the winter. The indoor and outdoor units are designed to work together. Air handlers supply conditioned air evenly throughout your home, when used in place of a furnace, with either an air conditioning or heat pump system.

High humidity can also cause mold & mildew through out the house and even ruin very expensive clothes, fabrics, paintings & wall coverings. All air-conditioning units take out some humidity when they are running but in very humid areas this is not enough and you need a dehumidifying system. The most cost effective way in both first cost & operating cost is to install our Affinity System with the T-1900 dehumidifying thermostat.

This system can take out up to 15 times more water from the air than a standard system with very little operating cost penalty.

Evaporator Coils
A traditional home comfort system has two parts: an outdoor unit, such as an air conditioner or heat pump, and an indoor unit, such as a furnace or air handler. The evaporator coil is a series of piping connected to a furnace or air handler that blows indoor air across it, causing the coil to absorb heat from the air. The cooled air is then delivered to the house through ducting. The refrigerant then flows back to the compressor where the cycle starts over again.

York offers evaporator coils for cooling and heat pump applications engineered to be installed with York furnaces and to be matched with York cooling and heat pump outdoor units.

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