Heating and Cooling Topics

IT TAKES Knowing the Basics

When it comes to whole-home comfort, understanding heating and cooling equipment can be complicated. At High Mark Heating & Cooling and Bryant, we make it simple. Just like installers and technicians have the tools to provide you whole-home comfort, we want to give you the tools to make the right choices. And it starts with learning the basics.

Types of Systems

Central Heating and Cooling Systems produce warm or cool air in one central area and distribute it throughout your home. When you choose a Bryant system, regardless of what type you choose, you’ll receive a reliable, 100% run-tested product. There are many types of systems that work as central systems, from Traditional Split Systems (having both indoor and outdoor components) to to Packaged Product Systems (having one combined outdoor component for heating and cooling). Packaged products include dual fuel systems and all electric packaged options.

Products for central systems include:

Ductless Systems are a flexible option that does not require duct work and is ideal for heating and cooling specific rooms or areas of your home. These systems operate quietly and are available in a variety of designs that can be installed almost anywhere. There is a Bryant® Ductless system to fit practically any heating and cooling need.


Most central heating systems are forced air systems, which means they send air through ductwork for distribution.

Radiant systems, on the other hand, create heat from sources like boilers and deliver it through radiators throughout the home.

Air Conditioning

Whole-home air conditioning systems are central systems that rely on ductwork to deliver cool air throughout your home. An air conditioning system can provide cooling, ventilation, humidity control and even heating (if using a heat pump).


Controls and thermostats turn your heating and cooling system on and off in order to bring your home to a set temperature. On the go and want to change the settings? You can connect to your system from almost anywhere via Wi-Fi®+. Advanced technology found in the Evolution® control helps you save energy and reduces costs by giving you precise control over temperature, humidity, air treatment, scheduling and more.


Make almost any heating and cooling system smarter about energy savings with the Housewise™ Wi-Fi®+ thermostat. Start saving today. It’s time to be smart. It’s time to get Housewise.


The Housewise thermostat begins saving you money as soon as it’s installed with built-in features like smart setback, energy-use reporting and tailored tips. You can save an average of 20% annually* on your heating and cooling energy costs.


All you need is your smart device and an Internet connection to control your system from almost anywhere.


With professional installation from your Bryant® dealer, High Mark Heating & Cooling, you’ll know the job is done right to maximize your system’s performance and keep more money in your wallet.

Download the Housewise™ app from the App Store today:


Check out our complete line of smart thermostats, including:

• Evolution® Connex™ Control

• Housewise™ Wi-Fi®+ Thermostat

Bryant Wi-Fi®+ Thermostat

Indoor Air Quality

Pollutants make their way into homes every day. And some pollutants, like dust, pollen, pet dander, mold, viruses and bacteria can be dangerous to your family’s health – aggravating conditions like asthma and allergies. The air inside your home can actually be 2 to 5 times dirtier than the air outside, leading the Environmental Protection Agency to declare indoor air quality a top five environmental health concern.

Fortunately, Bryant offers a wide range of air quality solutions you can count on for a cleaner, healthier indoor environment.

Benefits of Variable-Speed Technology

Variable-speed technology allows your heating and cooling system to quietly ramp up only to the speed necessary to maintain the desired level of comfort inside the home, unlike traditional systems that run consistently at full speed. These slower speeds mean your system doesn’t have to work as hard for as long. It’s more efficient and better able to maximize comfort by creating more even interior temperatures and better humidity control, all while stretching your energy dollars.

Also, variable-speed technology generally operates at a much quieter level than other heating and cooling systems due to its slower speeds. Less waste. Less noise. More savings.

Check out our complete line of variable-speed products, including:

Want Advice from the Pros?

Feel like you haven’t found what you were looking for? Want to learn more about heating and cooling technology? Contact High Mark Heating & Cooling with any additional questions you may have.  (208)-263-4797