If you live in certain areas, it is possible for you to save a significant amount on your energy bills while helping the environment with a Heat Pump. Heat Pumps are used instead of a normal air conditioning unit, and provide cool air during the summer and warm air during the winter. For more information about Heat Pumps, start by reading the information below. We specialize in the installation and repair of Heat Pumps. Feel free to call us if you would like any further information.
Heat Pump FAQ
Will I save energy with a Heat Pump?
You will experience the most energy savings with a Heat Pump when:
- Winter temperatures are mild
- Your home is properly insulated
- Natural gas fuel is unavailable
If natural gas is an option for you, we typically recommend installing a standard heating and air system. If your home relies on electricity or fuel-oil, however, a Heat-Pump could save you a significant amount of money.
Are conventional heaters also necessary when I have a Heat Pump?
Yes. Although your main heat source will be your Heat Pump, you will require your conventional heater to help supply heat when temperatures are near freezing. During the summer, a Heat Pump will be able to do all cooling that is necessary.
How does it work?
Throughout the summer, your Heat Pump will pull heat from inside and pump it outdoors. During the winter, you can reverse the flow of air in a Heat Pump. In this situation, the Heat Pump will pull heat from outdoors into your home.
Although you may think that there is not much heat outdoors during the cold season, Heat Pumps are very capable of pulling it out of the air when the temperature is between 30 – 45 degrees F. Because of the ability to reverse the flow, Heat Pumps are able to both cool and heat your home. In the right climates, they can work much more efficiently than a standard cooling and heating system. For more information, please give us a call.