Insight Spotlight: Heating and Cooling

york-HVAC-insight-homesNot all homes are created equal and that goes without saying when you choose an Insight Home because you get a lot more than you expect. One of the best amenities that all Insight Homes feature is the York Affinity Series HVAC unit that is one of the most energy efficient heating and cooling systems on the market. Why is this important? Because it saves you a ton of money on heating and cooling costs and Insight Homes is the only home builder in the country to offer the system as a standard feature.

Did you know with this system, the average monthly utility bill for an Insight Home is about $100? And that price includes the peak months of summer and winter with the HVAC system keeping comfortable temperatures! Homeowners may expect to see their December and January bills actually be less than $100 as opposed to averaging it out over the 12 months and that’s the Insight Difference. We installed the York Affinity Series Units in about 340 homes to date with no signs of slowing down.

You may be wondering what makes the York HVAC system different than other heating and cooling systems and that difference is something you can feel. Traditional HVAC systems only blow on one setting and that’s on full blast whether you are trying to heat or cool your home. This can call for a big inefficiency because if you set your thermostat to a specific temperature, the unit will use all of its power to get it to that desired setting and then turn off again. This type of system eats up a large chunk of energy just to change a few degrees because it’s a constant on/off system.

The York system uses an intelligent blower motor that can adjust the force of the air flow. Think of it like the climate control in a car, you have the option of selecting a few different fan speeds from low to high. The York Affinity Series HVAC unit will adjust the temperature in your home while controlling the force of the air, saving on energy and creating a comfortable room temperature. Another fact about the system is that it will keep a constant flow of air in your home whether you have the system on or off. This allows for the variable speed blower to circulate fresh air all throughout your home so it stays comfortable no matter how hot or cold it is outside.

York Affinity Series also has the option for dual fuel hybrid technology that can pay for itself in as little as 4 to 5 years, depending on the severity of winter months. This option still uses all York components but switches the air conditioner with a heat pump that has an 18 SEER rating and pairs it to a gas furnace with an AFUE of 98%. Heat pumps are designed to both heat and cool your home while the hybrid system can switch to gas heat on the coldest days of the year, saving you even more money on your energy bills.

The York Affinity Series also includes a high definition touch screen display that controls every aspect of the system and gives you the latest technology for heating and cooling. Another benefit to the York system is that is has an 18 SEER (Seasonal energy Efficiency Ratio) rating compared to the industry average of 13. That means the York system is 50% more energy efficient and dubs the ENERGY STAR badge of approval. With this HVAC system and our Super Home insulation process, this winning combination keeps you comfortable and keeps your wallet happy. So if you are looking for new homes in Delaware, choose Insight Homes for the best standard features!