Webb Heating and Air Conditioning provides a wide variety of products from Trane, Lennox, Goodman, Carrier, Honeywell, Aprilaire, Florida Heat Pump and Thermopride. To learn more about specific products, click on the product links below. Also, feel free to contact Webb directly if you are not able to find the information you are looking for.
- Heat Pumps
- Air Conditioning
- Gas Furnaces
- Package Units
- Geothermal Heat Pumps
- Mini Ductless Split Systems
- Remote Thermostats
- Power Roof Ventilators
A heat pump is a year-round comfort system. In the summer it draws heat out of your home to keep it cool, and in the winter it draws heat from outside air into your home to keep it warm. Many heat pump installations have a booster electrical resistance heater that automatically supplements heat brought in from the outside. Outside air always has heat in it -- even at very low outdoor temperatures. Like a central air conditioning system, it includes a compressor, a fan, outdoor coil, indoor coil and a refrigerant. The efficiency of Heat Pumps is rated using SEER (for cooling efficiency) and HSPF (for heating efficiency). A Heat Pump uses electricity as its power source.
Webb offers a wide variety of split system heat pumps in different sizes and efficiencies.
An air conditioner is the outdoor unit that cools air and sends it to the indoor unit to be circulated through your home. The indoor and outdoor units are designed to work together, and when the air conditioner is properly matched with a furnace or air handler, the result is maximum efficiency and extended system life. Air conditioning and cooling efficiency is measured using a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). A higher SEER signifies higher energy efficiency.
A home's "split system" central air conditioning system includes a compressor, a fan, condenser coil, evaporator coil and a refrigerant. It extracts heat from indoor air and transfers it outside, leaving the cooled indoor air to be recirculated. The efficiency of central air conditioning systems is rated using SEER ratios. A central air conditioning system uses electricity as its power source.
Webb offers a wide variety of central air conditioners in different styles, sizes and efficiencies.
The furnace is the indoor unit that heats and circulates warm air through your home in the winter, and in the summer, it takes the cool air from the outdoor unit and works as a fan to circulate it throughout your home. The indoor and outdoor units are designed to work together. And when the furnace is properly matched with a heat pump or air conditioner, the result is maximum efficiency and extended system life. Furnace heating ability is gauged with an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) percentage. A higher AFUE percentage indicates a more efficient furnace.
The efficiency of a furnace is rated using a percent of AFUE. A gas furnace uses natural gas, although some models can be converted to utilize propane. An electricity source is required to run the control systems, blower and some accessories.
Webb offers a wide variety of gas furnaces in different sizes and efficiencies.
A single package system is a year round comfort system in which all equipment is self-contained in one unit and installed outdoors, typically on a concrete slab or other platform.
In the summer, a single package system provides the comfort of central air conditioning. During the colder months, the unit provides heat. Essentially, it is an air conditioner and heating unit in a single package.
The efficiency of single packages are rated using SEER (for cooling efficiency), AFUE% (for gas heating efficiency) and HSPF (for heat pump efficiency). Ductwork is required to transfer the heated or cooled air throughout the home.
Webb offers a variety of single package systems in different sizes and efficiencies.
Homeowners across the globe are seeing the solar light. The reasons vary for each person, though they mainly come down to the following:
Solar-energy systems allow you to capture free sunlight and convert it into usable power in your home.
Solar energy can be used to heat and cool your home, but it has almost no impact on the global climate. By comparison, electricity generated by power plants produces carbon dioxide emissions that scientists say pose serious threats to the environment.
It’s infinitely renewable.
While nonrenewable energy sources like oil, gas and coal are becoming increasingly scarce, the sun’s energy is limitless. Wherever sunlight shines, electricity can be generated.
It can reduce your utility costs.
Having a system that creates solar energy means you use less electricity from your utility company, and that can contribute to lower heating and cooling costs. This is significant, especially when you consider 56% of energy use in a typical U.S. home comes from heating and cooling*. To find out how much you can save by harnessing energy from the sun, use our solar calculator.
It comes with incentives.
The U.S. federal government and some states provide tax credits for renewable-energy systems. Depending on where you live, you may also be eligible for incentives through your utility company. To find out what incentives are available in your area, visit dsireusa.org.
It increases your energy self-reliance.
The more sunlight harnessed by the system, the less electricity you need from your utility supplier.
It can also increase your home’s value.
An investment in a solar-energy system may improve the value of your home, thanks to its ability to lower the cost of heating and cooling. Surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have shown that home values rise an average of $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility bills.
It’s extremely reliable.
The sun has been around for billions of years and is likely to burn on for billions more to come. And when you consider how a trusted name like Lennox is putting it to economical use in the home, it’s easy to see solar energy’s future is bright.
Geothermal heat pumps (sometimes referred to as GeoExchange, earth-coupled, ground-source, or water-source heat pumps) have been in use since the late 1940s. Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) use the constant temperature of the earth as the exchange medium instead of the outside air temperature. This allows the system to reach fairly high efficiencies (300%-600%) on the coldest of winter nights, compared to 175%-250% for air-source heat pumps on cool days. While many parts of the country experience seasonal temperature extremes–from scorching heat in the summer to sub-zero cold in the winter–a few feet below the earths surface the ground remains at a relatively constant temperature. Depending on latitude, ground temperatures range from 45°F (7°C) to 75°F (21°C). Like a cave, this ground temperature is warmer than the air above it during the winter and cooler than the air in the summer. The GHP takes advantage of this by exchanging heat with the earth through a ground heat exchanger.
As with any heat pump, geothermal and water-source heat pumps are able to heat, cool, and, if so equipped, supply the house with hot water. Some models of geothermal systems are available with two-speed compressors and variable fans for more comfort and energy savings. Relative to air-source heat pumps, they are quieter, last longer, need little maintenance, and do not depend on the temperature of the outside air. A dual-source heat pump combines an air-source heat pump with a geothermal heat pump. These appliances combine the best of both systems. Dual-source heat pumps have higher efficiency ratings than air-source units, but are not as efficient as geothermal units. The main advantage of dual-source systems is that they cost much less to install than a single geothermal unit, and work almost as well.
Even though the installation price of a geothermal system can be several times that of an air-source system of the same heating and cooling capacity, the additional costs are returned to you in energy savings in 5–10 years. System life is estimated at 25 years for the inside components and 50+ years for the ground loop. There are approximately 50,000 geothermal heat pumps installed in the United States each year. For more information on geothermal heat pumps, contact Webb at 336-998-2121.
Mini ductless split systems provide the ability to select different temperatures for up to four rooms in your house or turn the air conditioner off completely in a room you are not using. One outdoor unit supports up to four individually controlled and sized indoor units. This system works very much like a ducted central system in that there is an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. The main difference is that instead of distributing conditioned air to each room via an elaborate system of ducts in the ceiling, a ductless split system uses sleek, fairly flat, wall-mounted units to cool and distribute the conditioned air to each room. Refrigerant lines running between the indoor and outdoor unit make this possible.
Webb offers a wide variety of mini ductless split systems in different sizes and efficiencies.
The thermostat is really a remarkable device–it's truly the remote control for your home's heating and cooling system. There are two basic types: electromechanical thermostats and digital thermostats. Each has its own unique advantages.
Electromechanical thermostats. These are the older types with little metal coils and a mercury tube inside. As the temperature in a room shifts, the coils either contract or expand, pushing the mercury to one end of its tube or the other which signals the HVAC system to either turn on or off. While they aren't as accurate as digital models, they are quite economical and simple to use. This type of thermostat is being phased out because of its use of mercury and the effects it has on the environment.
Digital thermostats are the new rage, with good reason. Most models today are programmable thermostats, which means you can set times for your system to run or shut down based on when you need it. It's kind of like TiVo for temperature. Just set it and forget it! This thermostat is much more accurate at keeping your home comfortable. And because you have much more control, you can significantly save on your energy costs by reducing your heat and cooling when you don't need as much.
Webb offers a wide variety of thermostats in different sizes and efficiencies.
Create your ideal home environment, even when you’re away, with the Trane ComfortLink Remote Thermostat. Remote access is provided through Schlage LiNK™, a comprehensive internet-enabled system that puts your home in the palm of your hand.
- Adjust home temperature remotely by computer or most web-enabled cell phones.
- Use a computer or web-enabled cell phone to check the status of your Z-Wave® lights or appliances.
- Receive text and email alerts for routine maintenance and system alarms.
A whole-home humidifier delivers the perfect amount of moisture to your air making you feel more comfortable at lower thermostat settings. In fact, the EPA states that you can save up to 4% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat. Whole-house humidifiers are installed directly to your central new or existing heating and cooling system. Humidity is introduced into your homes air in the form of water vapor, which prevents minerals from entering the air in your home and potentially into your lungs. Water is supplied to the distribution tray, allowing it to flow evenly. The resulting humidified air is then distributed via your heating and cooling system ductwork throughout your home.
Webb offers a wide variety of humidifiers in different sizes and efficiencies.
Power Roof Ventilators not only add life to your roof by reducing the heat it absorbs, but they also help add life to your air conditioner by reducing the heat gain in the attic. By reducing the heat gain in the attic the air conditioner is able to obtain the temperature in the home easier thus reducing stress on the compressor.
Webb offers a wide variety of power roof ventilators in different sizes and efficiencies.