HVAC technology has come a long way in the last 20 years and Waterways can help you decide what is best for your home!
Zoning is where the HVAC system monitors different parts of the house separately and adjusts the heating, cooling, and air flow to fit that localized area. Zoning is more efficient than traditional one-zone systems in that you aren't having to heat or cool the entire home.
VARIABLE SPEED FAN FURNACES
Variable speed fans increase the life of your furnace by gently accelerating the fan to operating speed, rather than abruptly starting and stopping the electric motor. This results in lower wear. In addition, variable speed furnaces are more efficient and energy efficient than typical furnaces.
The SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) of each air conditioner determines the efficiency with which it exchanges heat with the environment. The minimum code requirement has recently gone up to 13 SEER, and WATERWAYS is fully prepared with many solutions that meet or exceed code requirements.
ENERGY STAR QUALIFICATIONS
The US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Energy have a popular program for energy conservation called ENERGY STAR. The ENERGY STAR program certifies that appliances, homes, and systems are energy efficient and meet strict guidelines set by the EPA and US DoE. Waterways has a wide selection of ENERGY STAR systems and can help builders and homeowners gain an ENERGY STAR rating for their homes!
HEAT-RECOVERY VENTILATORS (HRV) & ENERGY-RECOVERY VENTILATORS (ERV)
HRVs enable a home to have sufficient ventilation without allowing costly heated air to excape. ERVs are similar but are typically used for warmer climates.
MEDIA AND ELECTRONIC AIR CLEANERS
With homes being built more airtight, air quality becomes an issue. Media (traditional) filters help to a certain extent, but if you want the ultimate in air quality, electronic air cleaners are the best way to go. Dust particles, pollen, and other pollutants are attracted to the electrically charged elements in the filter and the air is cleaned without restricting air flow.
ADVANCED HONEYWELL THERMOSTATS
Honeywell is the industry leader in thermostat technology, offering many innovative features such as touch screen controls, zone controls, timers, and other features.