Space Heating and Cooling
High-performance homes have thermally-superior envelopes to limit the heat loss to the cold outdoors in winter and the heat gain from the hot outdoors in summer. But, no matter how good the envelope is, these homes still need heating and cooling systems for those infrequent bouts of extremely cold or hot weather. The solution is an affordable, durable, dependable, efficient, and simple system to heat or cool the home.
Space heating and cooling is typically done either by heating or cooling air. But it may be done directly by warming or cooling a portion of the interior structure of the home, for example, through radiant heating and cooling systems.
Heating and cooling living space is a major ongoing expense. High-efficiency systems are essential not only for comfort, but also affordability.