When it comes to heating and air conditioning, many homeowners choose two units – a heater and an air conditioner – and use each at the appropriate time of year. There’s a simpler choice, however: a heat pump installation. Heat pumps can do the work of both an air conditioner and a heater. All you have to do is set it to be one or the other.
Both heaters and air conditioners use energy to create hot or cold air. Heat pumps, however, simply transfer heat between an outdoor unit and an indoor unit, so they don’t use as much energy. When a heat pump acts as an air conditioner, it’s designed to draw heat out of your home and expel it outside in order to make your home cooler. When it acts as a heater, it’s designed to draw heat from outside (yes, there’s heat in cold air) and transfer it into your home to warm it. This means that a heat pump is an energy efficient choice when it comes to home comfort.
Generally, there are two kinds of heat pumps –
- Air source heat pumps – Air source models use air (whether it’s indoor air or outdoor air) to transfer heat
- Ground source heat pumps -Ground source models use the temperature of the ground to transfer heat. The latter is incredibly efficient, since the temperature of the earth stays consistent.
If you decide that a heat pump installation is right for you, give our experts a call. We can help you choose the best heat pump for your lifestyle, home size, and budget, and have it installed quickly.