A Heat Pump Is An Effective And Efficient Way to Heat & Cool Your Home
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If you’re looking for one efficient system to heat and cool your home, look no further than a heat pump! Many people picture conventional furnace and air conditioning units when they think of heating and air conditioning. However, a heat pump heats and cools an indoor space while requiring little electricity to operate.
How does a heat pump work?
Heat pumps work by transferring air from one location to another. These systems don’t actively generate warm or cool air — they simply transfer warm air between the interior of a house and the outdoors. As a result, heat pumps are significantly more affordable to operate.
In winter, the system pumps warmer outside air into a home. In summer, it pumps warm inside air to the outside. Heat pumps are great for the mild Pacific Northwest climate as they’re most effective in temperatures 30 degrees or above. When the temperatures drop into the 20s, a secondary source of heat, such as electric resistance coil heaters, may be required.
Understanding different types of heat pumps
Heat pumps transfer heat instead of burning fuel so they’re a more environmentally-friendly option. They work well in moderate climates and generally save you money on your monthly utility bill. There are a variety of heat pumps available, including:
Air-source heat pump: This system pulls heat from the air outside and transfers it inside the home through refrigerant-filled coils.
Ground-source heat pump: This geothermal device absorbs heat from the ground or an underground body of water and pumps it indoors.
Water-source heat pump: While not common, water-source heat pumps transfer heat between a home and a local water source, such as a pond or a river, to keep a home’s temperature comfortable.
Ductless mini-split heat pump: These devices work well in newly constructed homes without ductwork and in sunrooms, basements, or any area of the home that does not adequately warm-up or cool down. An outdoor air-source unit connects to multiple indoor units and lets the homeowner control the temperature of each zone for optimal indoor comfort.
All-climate heat pump: This system can operate in temperatures as cold as -30 degrees Fahrenheit and is 60 percent more efficient than a standard heat pump. It does, however, work more efficiently as a heater rather than an air conditioner.
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Expert heat pump installation and maintenance
We offer a wide range of variable speed, three-stage, or single-stage heat pumps to meet your needs. Our experienced and NATE Certified technicians will work with you to find the best fit for your home. With expert installation and regular maintenance, you can keep your system at peak efficiency all year round. Count on us for top quality products, workmanship, and customer service. We install top-of-the-line heat pumps by Daikin and Ruud and we service most all major brands.
Call us today at 360-253-HVAC (360-253-4822) to learn how an efficient heat pump can help improve your indoor comfort. Or, fill out our online form. We proudly serve the cities and areas surrounding Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.
Are Your Energy Bills Too High?
If your energy bills have gotten too high or if certain areas of your home have become uncomfortable, then you may need to replace your heating and cooling system. Our HVAC pros will assess your home, your needs, and your budget to find the best possible options. Finding a new home heating and cooling system is a big job but it doesn’t need to be stressful. We specialize in installing efficient and affordable systems by Ruud and Daikin.
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