Heating and Cooling

As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. So making smart decisions about your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on your utility bills — and your comfort. Increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling system by following this blog and learning everyday new things you can do to start saving today! Below you will learn about different heating and coiling technologies that will impact your life and help you keep more of your money!


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Natural Gas

Consumers strongly prefer natural gas heat because it is comfortable, convenient, reliable and efficient. Today’s heating systems offer incredible choices to contractors, builders and homeowners, from top-of-the-line furnaces that achieve efficiency levels of more than 90 percent, to moderately priced units that meet or slightly exceed the minimum efficiency standard of 78 percent, so that customers don’t have to pay for more efficiency than they need.

Natural gas heat feels warmer than heat produced by an electric heat pump. Natural gas heat is delivered from forced-air systems at temperatures ranging from 120-140 degrees Fahrenheit. In contrast, the air from an electric heat pump is typically delivered at 85-95 degrees Fahrenheit warm enough to heat a room, but cooler than the average human skin temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.


For climates with moderate heating and cooling needs, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.

The most common type of heat pump is the air-source heat pump, which transfers heat between your house and the outside air. If you heat with electricity, a heat pump can trim the amount of electricity you use for heating by as much as 30% to 40%. High-efficiency heat pumps also dehumidify better than standard central air conditioners, resulting in less energy usage and more cooling comfort in summer months. Air-source heat pumps have been used for many years in nearly all parts of the United States, but until recently they have not been used in areas that experienced extended periods of subfreezing temperatures. However, in recent years, air-source heat pump technology has advanced so that it now offers a legitimate space heating alternative in colder regions.





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Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs), sometimes referred to as GeoExchange, earth-coupled, ground-source, or water-source heat pumps, have been in use since the late 1940s. They 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% to 600%) on the coldest winter nights, compared to 175% to 250% for air-source heat pumps on cool days.
Although 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 earth’s 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.



MANY advantages exist in the AMERICAN DREAM ULTRA PERFORMANCE GEOTHERMAL technology that are superior to conventional geothermal systems! 

More Efficient

AMERICAN DREAM ULTRA PERFORMANCE principle allows the refrigerant to come directly into contact with the earth, separated only by copper tubing. During winter, maximum heat transfer takes place at higher temperature than conventional ground loop technology without the maintenance and electrical cost of circulation pumps.


More Versatile

AMERICAN DREAM ULTRA PERFORMANCE systems can be installed in a more confined area than a conventional ground loop system, primarily because the heat exchanger coil is much more efficient at transferring heat to the refrigerant than a plastic earth exchanger

has its refrigerant evaporator / condenser in direct thermal contact with the earth from which heat is either extracted from during the heating mode or introduced to during the cooling mode of operation.

AMERICAN DREAM ULTRA PERFORMANCE GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS working fluid is r410 a refrigerant and the copper ground loop is the primary heat exchanger. Such geothermal heat exchange is the most efficient and effective way of achieving heat exchange in heating and air conditioning systems.

The elimination of the secondary earth heat exchanger (typically plastic in nature) and its associated working fluid reduces the temperature difference required between the ground and the evaporating refrigerant yielding a higher suction pressure than a conventional

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