Heating & Cooling

trane-comfort-specialistMorgan Mechanical is committed to providing the finest Sacramento heating and air conditioning solutions. We service and install any brand of equipment, but we have found Trane® air conditioning products to be the best in the business and are certified Trane Comfort Specialists.

 

 

Heating Products

A gas furnace is by far the most common, efficient heating solution for homes in the greater Sacramento area.  A furnace is also used during the summer, because the air conditioner depends on the fan motor in the furnace to circulate air in the home for conditioning.  Heat pumps are an alternative to gas furnaces and act just like air conditioners during hot summers, by compressing refrigerant to chill it, and pumping the chilled refrigerant inside to the indoor coil.  The difference in a heat pump and air conditioner is the fact that a heat pump can also heat your home.  We also offer hybrid solutions.  Hybrid heating means that instead of a furnace and air conditioner, we install a gas furnace and an electric heat pump. At certain temperatures an electric heat pump is more efficient than a gas furnace, and when winter days are very cold, a gas furnace is cheaper to run than an electric heat pump. With a hybrid heating installation, your thermostat will intelligently switch between the two heating sources depending on the outside temperature.  Give us a call to see which option is best for your home.

Cooling Products

In a typical split system found in most Sacramento area homes, the air conditioner (also referred to as the condensing unit) sits outside the home. During a hot Sacramento summer, the air conditioner compresses refrigerant, which turns it into a chilled liquid that is pumped inside the home.  Once the refrigerant is inside, the fan motor in the furnace pulls warm humid air from the home, and forces this air through the chilled indoor coil system (usually called an evaporator coil). This cools and dehumidifies the air before it is distributed back into the home duct work.  The efficiency of an air conditioner is measured with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER). The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the air conditioner. The indoor components such as the coil and fan motor also play a role in overall cooling efficiency.