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  Ambient Control's Residential division is comprised of dedicated and experienced professionals that provide exceptional craftsmanship which exceeds the expectations of builders and homeowners alike.

 
 
Ambient Control's diverse expertise enables us to service, repair, install, warranty, and integrate with all manufacturer brands of equipment providing the best possible environmental solutions for air quality, capacity, efficiency, and value for your home.


 
 

Design

During the system design and planning stages each set of blueprints is carefully examined; load calculations are performed using the best software in the industry; the precise engineered system is selected and detailed CAD drawings are generated for our installation teams to follow.

Installation

Ambient Control focuses on attention to detail and successfully completing the job right the first time. We also provide each of our customers with a complete turn over by thoroughly explaining the operations, programming, maintenance, and warranty of their new system.

Higher Efficiency HVAC = Savings

  • New installations and replacement equipment have been mandated by Federal Law to be much more energy efficient than yesterday's systems. The new standard is 13 SEER, which replaces the old 10 SEER equipment.
  • The good news is that, your ROI (Return On Investment) for these higher-efficiency systems will quickly save you money and pay for themselves by reducing your energy costs.
  • Ambient Control offers full lines of new equipment from all manufacturers which meet and exceed all Federal standards.

Indoor Air Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency states that in todays airtight homes the indoor air can be up to 70 times more polluted than the outdoor environment.

There are many types of airborne particles found inside the home, such as:
  • Allergens, such as dust mites, pet dander, pollen, mold and dust. Allergens can cause allergic reactions, respiratory problems and asthma attacks.
  • Biological particles, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. They can cause infectious and non-infectious diseases, such as colds, influenza, and respiratory infections.
  • Toxic particles, such as cigarette smoke, wood smoke, lead dust and asbestos.

Healthy Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Air cleaners
Media, Electronic, Ultra violet, and HEPA Air cleaners:
  • Whole-House Media Air Cleaners clean up to 40 times more efficient than traditional 1" filters at removing airborne dust, pollen and other contaminants. Media air cleaners maintain high airflow in your heating and cooling system so it functions at full efficiency.
  • Electronic Air Cleaner is an advanced and easy-to-use, whole-house solution that traps and filters up to 98% of pollutants from the air passing through your heating and cooling system. This advanced air cleaner captures microscopic impurities like dust, smoke and smog particles in addition to larger particles like mold spores and pet dander.
  • It works by placing an electric charge on airborne particles, and then collecting the charged pollutants like a magnet. Plus, you can say goodbye to monthly filter replacements by simply washing the air cleaner cells in your dishwasher or sink.
  • Ultraviolet (UV) Air Treatment Systems zap mold spores and certain live, airborne bacteria passing by the lamp to prevent them from being re-circulated into your home's air. The shortwave lights, similar to those used in hospitals, laboratories and commercial kitchens, are easy to add to your existing heating and cooling system. Plus, the long-life lamps are easy to replace when needed.
  • HEPA stands for High-Efficiency Particle Arresting, which is the standard that achieves 99.9% air filtration. The Whole-House HEPA Air Cleaners captures 99.97% of pollutants from the air that passes through it, including pet dander, certain bacteria, pollens and more.
Humidifiers
  • Help alleviate dry conditions which may aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms
  • Reduces static electricity in carpets
  • Helps avoid damage from dry air to your furniture, woodwork, paintings and musical instruments
  • Reduces shrinkage of wood floors and woodwork
  • Cold winter air feels warmer at lower temperature levels
  • Eliminates need for portable appliances
Ventilators
  • Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV) and Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV) are designed to expel stale polluted air outdoors and refresh your home with clean outside air, while at the same time recovering energy and pre-tempering the air coming into your home. This is much more economical than opening a window during the winter or summer months.
Call Ambient Control today for a free discussion or to set up a no-obligation in home consultation to find out what cost efficient environmental solutions are good for you.


Glossary of Terms

AFUE Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency is the measurement of a gas furnace's efficiency in converting fuel to energy ¬ the higher the rating, the more efficient the unit. For example: A rating of 90 means that approximately 90 percent of the fuel is used to provide warmth to your home, while the remaining 10 percent escapes as exhaust.

BTU British Thermal Unit is the amount of heat it takes to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit. For your home, it represents the measure of heat given off when fuel is burned for heating or the measure of heat extracted from your home for cooling.

CFM Cubic Feet Per Minute is a standard measurement of airflow. A typical system requires 400 CFM per ton of air conditioning.

Capacity The output or producing ability of a piece of cooling or heating equipment. Cooling and heating capacities are referred to as BTUs.

Compressor The heart of an air conditioning or heat pump system. It is part of the outdoor unit and pumps refrigerant in order to meet the cooling requirements of the system.

Condenser Coil or Outdoor Coil In an air conditioner, the coil dissipates heat from the refrigerant, changing the refrigerant from vapor to liquid. In a heat pump system, it absorbs heat from the outdoors.

Damper Found in ductwork, this movable plate opens and closes to control airflow. Dampers can be used to balance airflow in a duct system. They are also used in zoning to regulate airflow to certain rooms.

Ductwork Pipes or channels that carry air throughout your home. In a home comfort system, ductwork is critical to performance ¬ in fact, it¹s as critical as the equipment.

Evaporator Coil or Indoor Coil The other half of your air conditioning system located inside your home in the indoor unit. This is where the refrigerant evaporates as it absorbs heat from the air that passes over the coil.

Gas Furnace Heat Exchanger Located in the furnace, the heat exchanger transfers heat to the surrounding air, which is then pumped throughout your home.

HSPF Heating Seasonal Performance Factor. This rating is used in measuring the heating efficiency of a heat pump. The higher the number, the more efficient the unit.

Package Unit A heating and cooling system contained in one outdoor unit. A package unit is typically installed beside, on top of the home, or sometimes in the attic.

Refrigerant A chemical that produces a refrigerating effect while expanding and vaporizing. Most residential air conditioning systems contain R-22 refrigerant. R-22 is regulated by international controls under the Montreal Protocol and in the United States by the Environmental Protection Agency. It is scheduled to be in production until the year 2020. It¹s used in approximately 95 percent of air conditioning equipment manufactured in the U.S. today.

SEER Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. A measure of cooling efficiency for air conditioners and heat pumps. The higher the seer, the more energy efficient the unit. The government¹s minimum SEER rating is 13. (It¹s similar to comparing miles per gallon in automobiles.)

Split System The combination of an outdoor unit (air conditioner or heat pump) with an indoor unit (furnace or air handler). Split systems must be matched for optimum efficiency.

Thermostat A thermostat consists of a series of sensors and relays that monitor and control the functions of a heating and cooling system.

Ton A unit of measurement used for determining cooling capacity. One ton is the equivalent of 12,000 BTUs per hour.

Zoning A method of dividing a home into different comfort zones so each zone can be independently controlled depending on use and need.
 
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