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 – simply set it to be one or the other.
How It Works
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. This means they don’t use as much energy. When a heat pump acts as an air conditioner, it draws heat out of your home and expels it outside to make your home cooler. When it acts as a heater, it draws heat from outside (yes, there’s heat in cold air) and transfers it into your home to warm it. This means that a heat pump is an energy efficient choice when it comes to home comfort.
Types of Heat Pump Installations
Generally, there are two types 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.Contact Us