Anyone who is lucky enough to live in a moderate climate knows that temperatures throughout the year tend to remain relatively stable. However, when it gets hot in the summer and cold in the winter, a heat pump can be an effective way to provide the comfort you need. We provide heat pump installation for all settings, both residential and commercial.
Basics of a Heat Pump
A heat pump doesn’t actually generate heat; in fact, it is uses geothermal technology to move heat from one location to another. In the summer, the warm air in your home or business is carried outside to provide a cooling effect. In the winter, warm air is extracted from under the ground (where the temperature remains stable), the air, or a nearby water source and moved indoors. Refrigerants are used to supercool the air, allowing the air to compress and expand so that it can be transported quickly and provide you with comfort.
Heat Pump Installation Benefits
The benefits associated with heat pump installation are many. A heat pump works as both an air conditioner and a furnace since it is capable of heating or cooling as the climate dictates. It is better for the environment since it is not relying on electricity, oil, or natural gas to produce heat. It costs significantly less to operate than a gas or electric unit since it is more efficient by design, and the value that a heat pump adds to your home can offset some of the costs associated with installing it.
Things to Remember
We can help you select the perfect heat pump for your residential or commercial needs, but there are still a few things you should keep in mind. These include:
- Type of Heat Pump – There are several styles and types of heat pumps available, so it is important to learn more about them. Some work best with specific landscapes, such as those that can take heat from rivers and lakes and those that use pipes located under the ground. You can also select from split, multi-split, duct, and internal unit systems, all of which are designed for very specific applications. We can help you determine the right type based upon your property and your budget.
- Cost – It is important to remember that the initial cost associated with installing a heat pump is often much higher than installing a traditional furnace or air conditioner. However, you will realize significant energy savings over time.
- Energy Efficiency – The energy efficiency associated with a heat pump is a very important consideration because it directly relates to the amount of money that you can save on heating and cooling. This efficiency is usually measured in the form of HSPF and SEER ratings, and the higher these numbers climb, the more efficient the unit.
- Important Features – When purchasing a heat pump, it is important to choose a model in which the exterior is designed to be protective as well as aesthetically pleasing. The condensing unit should be housed in a galvanized steel casing that has been painted with enamel. This will not only make it look better on the outside, but it will protect it from rain, wind, and other elements.
If you are interested in a heat pump for your home or business, we can certainly help. Just give us a call or email us today, and we’ll work with you to provide an accurate estimate.