Posts tagged ‘heat pump’

September 3, 2015, 5:53 pm

Project Profile: Fahnestock House

Few problems create as much of a challenge in HVAC design as small spaces. This challenge became very familiar to all involved in the renovation of Fahnestock House (Fahnestock) in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The building, which provides housing to the elderly and disabled, has 26 apartments ranging in size from 420 to 600 square feet. Fahnestock needed an energy-efficient HVAC system that could handle such tight spaces and long runs for copper lines due to the building’s design.

Only one system was able to meet those needs: our M-Series heat pump. Our indoor units measure only eight inches in height, allowing optimal living space for the residents. Our system also offers up to 100 feet for line sets, providing the necessary design and installation flexibility. “Of all the companies, this is the only one I could get to work. The configurations just fit perfectly,” said Contractor Ken Adams, Ken Adams Mechanical, Inc., New Oxford, Pennsylvania.

The HVAC overhaul improved more than just occupant comfort, however. Window units were replaced with air handlers installed behind the drop ceiling, improving the aesthetics of the building inside and outside. It also significantly improved the building’s efficiency, resulting in a 40 percent decrease in monthly energy bills.

Learn more about the renovation of Fahnestock House.

January 21, 2014, 9:53 am

Heat Pumps Are Gaining Ground in the Field

The perception of heat pumps used to be that they’d work really well in the summer but when winter came around and the temperatures dropped, there wasn’t any guarantee that the system would or could perform.

Over the past decade, however, we’ve seen innovative, breakthrough technology come onto the scene and revolutionize the heat pump to make it one of the leading building comfort solutions today.

Writer Marc Rosenbaum highlights this significant industry transformation in a recent article on, where he points out how and why heat pumps are continuing to gain ground in the HVAC industry. Below are two of the many features that Rosenbaum says – and we agree – has brought heat pumps back to life:

  • Superior Performance – Whereas heat pumps before couldn’t operate at low temperatures, heat pumps now can perform effectively and efficiently in single-digit, even subzero, ambient conditions. For one, our Hyper-Heating heat pumps can provide 100 percent heating capacity in 5 degrees Fahrenheit conditions and operate at as low as minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit (Rosenbaum says he’s even seen our systems running at temperatures below minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit!)
  • Energy efficiency – The advanced technology in heat pumps works to capture heat that is otherwise wasted and repurposes it to supply heat within the building. The variable-speed technology allows the system to make real-time temperature adjustments to maintain the ideal temperature efficientially, instead of having to ramp up or down when the outdoor conditions inevitably change.

Click here to read Rosenbaum’s full article. For more about the benefits of heat pumps, visit Click here to learn about our new MSZ-FH single-zone heat pump, which now makes heat pumps a realistic option for any home, in any climate.

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