Heat Pump Installation, Replacement, & Repair
Heat pumps perform the same duties as a traditional heating system, but they function in a unique way. You may not realize it but even when it's cold outside, there is still heat energy present in the air. During the winter months a heat pump operates by drawing inside to your home this “heat energy” from the outside, and during the summer months it reverses directions, acting like an air conditioner, but instead of blowing cold air into your home, it removes heat from your home.
A big advantage of a heat pump is that it literally moves heat instead of generates heat. This makes heat pumps very energy efficient, and since they are powered by electricity you can save as much as 30% to 40% on the amount of electricity you use to operate your heating system.
Types of Heat Pumps
Air-source Heat Pump
This is the most common type of heat pump. It operates by transferring heat between your house and the outside air. Air-source heat pumps have been in use for many years, and with advancements in technology, these heat pumps operate effectively and efficiently in all climates. They are also available in a ductless version.
Reverse Cycle Chiller Heat Pump
This is a special kind of heat pump that generates hot and cold water rather than air. The perfect system to be used with radiant floor heating.
Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps
Working as part of a ductless mini-split system, this heating and cooling unit is installed outside and works along with the indoor unit to deliver reliable, energy-efficient cooling without the ductwork. Composed of three main components—an indoor unit consisting of a coil and a fan, an outdoor compressor unit and a remote control—most ductless heating and cooling units are connected by refrigerant lines and require no ductwork. The indoor unit can be mounted on the wall or in the ceiling.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
These heat pumps are both ground-source and water-source oriented and achieve their high-efficiency ratings by transferring heat between your home and the ground or nearby water source. They do cost more to install but the trade off is that they operate at a lower cost basis because they can take advantage of the relatively constant ground or water temperatures.
Contact us today to arrange an appointment for one of our Indoor Comfort Team technicians (not a sales person) to meet with you and illustrate the benefits of installing a heat pump system in your home.