A heat pump is one of the most energy-efficient methods to heat and cool your Concord house. That’s since they shift warm or cold air, rather than making it. But not all homeowners have been able to use this energy-saving technology.
Previously, heat pumps were only recommended for temperate climates, as they lose efficiency when temperatures were near or below freezing. When the heat pump couldn’t meet demand, the heating system would then rely on more expensive electric heat as a backup heat source to keep the residence cozy.
With new technology, heat pump systems are now great for colder regions. Most can operate well at much colder temperatures, although some might still need a secondary heating system if temperatures dip too low. But it’s essential to note that today’s emergency heating equipment can also be more energy-efficient than previously.
We’ll review the differing styles of heat pumps so you can choose the ideal one for your home.
Air Source Heat Pumps: Ideal for Moderate Climates
Air source heat pumps are the most used type of heat pump. They rely on an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler. These systems move heat from either the indoor air during the summer, or outside air during cold weather, keeping you comfy no matter the weather.
With advances in heat pump technology, these systems can now be installed in a full range of climates. But you should know that you will likely have to have an auxiliary source of warmth if temperatures go below 10 degrees Fahrenheit. This may include a dual-fuel system with a gas furnace. Heating changes between the two to deliver the most energy-efficient heating comfort across your home.
As a result of the requirement for dual-fuel systems in chillier climates, air source heat pumps are best suited for locales without large temperature changes and more moderate heating requirements.
Mini-Split Heat Pumps: Ideal for Spaces Without Ductwork in Chillier Climates
Mini-split heat pumps are one of the most versatile styles of heat pumps as they don’t have to have ductwork. This means you can add them just about in any room in your residence, such as a garage or addition. They’re also very energy efficient, with the majority earning ENERGY STAR® recognition.
Mini-splits use an outdoor unit that connects to as many as four quiet, small indoor units mounted on your wall or ceiling. This allows you to have zoned heating and cooling, with exact temperature control in each room.
Outdoor air on even the chilliest days has some heat that your ductless heat pump can catch and transfer indoors. Depending on the model you choose, some cold-weather mini-split heat pumps from Mitsubishi can operate in temperatures as cold as -13°F.
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Best for Extreme Temperatures and Big Yards
Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of stable underground temperatures to significantly reduce your heating and cooling bills, typically by 25%–50%! These systems have buried pipes to move heat to and from your home.
Geothermal isn’t disruptive and can last for many years—about 25 years for the indoor unit and around 50 years for the loop.
It doesn’t need a lot of maintenance and is best if you are in a climate where temperatures vary greatly. In most instances, geothermal does not need a secondary heating system.
However, you’ll have to have a large amount of space and the ideal kind of soil to add the underground loops. You should also be aware that installation is around $20,000–$25,000 for a 2,500-square foot residence. Although the installation cost is more expensive, continuing energy savings may help the geothermal pay for itself over the years.
Since geothermal is so efficient, using it could make you eligible for federal tax credits and other rebates from your local energy provider.
We Guarantee You’ll be Pleased with Our Heat Pump Installation
There’s a reason why we refer to our Freschi Service Experts heating and cooling technicians Experts. That’s since they have an A+ when it involves helping homeowners like you choose the right heat pump system for their residence.
But their service doesn’t stop with heat pump installation. We back our job with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year, because we want you to enjoy the highest comfort you can receive from your new heat pump.
And don’t forget about special offers, rebates and financing for qualified customers. Buying a new heat pump is even more reasonable than you may be aware. Call us at 925-384-1303 to book your free home comfort assessment today!
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