Johnson Controls has added ductless mini-split air conditioners and heat pumps to its York® Affinity™ Series and LX Series product lines to provide more heating and cooling options to homeowners and commercial building operators. These compact, energy-efficient units deliver cooling or heating to structures without installing air handlers and ductwork, providing a solution for buildings without ductwork or room for remodels.
Many engineers tend to avoid or delegate the nitty gritty of a ground source heat pump system, from soil moisture effects to building system (im) balance. It's time for designers to get in the loop. Learn more about Grounded In Reality in the December issue. Other topics in the December issue include health care HVAC, Boilders, check out the Back2Basics, and more.