A heat pump is one of the most energy-efficient methods to heat and cool your West Chester house. That’s because they move warm or cold air, instead of making it. But not all homeowners have been able to use this energy-saving technology.
Previously, heat pumps were only suggested for moderate areas, because they were less effective when temperatures were near or below freezing. When the heat pump couldn’t match demand, the heating system would then trigger more costly electric heat as a secondary heat source to keep the home comfy.
With modern technology, heat pump systems are now recommended for cold regions. Most can operate properly at much lower temperatures, although some could still need a backup heating system if temperatures dip too low. But it’s important to be aware that today’s secondary heating solutions can also be more energy-efficient than in years past.
We’ll go over the varying styles of heat pumps so you can choose the ideal one for your residence.
Air Source Heat Pumps: Best for Moderate Areas
Air source heat pumps are the most used type of heat pump. They have an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler. These systems move heat from either the indoor air during the warmer weather, or outside air during colder weather, keeping you cozy no matter the weather.
With advances in heat pump technology, these systems can now be added in a large range of climates. But it’s important to know that you will typically have to have an emergency source of heat if temperatures go under 10 degrees Fahrenheit. This may include a dual-fuel system with a gas furnace. Heating changes between the two to give the most energy-efficient heating comfort throughout your house.
Because of the demand for dual-fuel systems in chillier climates, air source heat pumps are ideal areas without big temperature swings and decreased heating needs.
Mini-Split Heat Pumps: Ideal for Spaces Without Ductwork in Colder Climates
Mini-split heat pumps are one of the most versatile styles of heat pumps since they don’t have to have ductwork. This means you can use them just about in any room in your home, like a garage or addition. They’re also extremely energy efficient, with most receiving ENERGY STAR® designation.
Mini-splits have an outdoor unit that links to as many as four quiet, low-profile indoor units attached to 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 coldest days contains some heat that your ductless heat pump can use and transfer indoors. Depending on the kind you select, some cold-weather mini-split heat pumps from Mitsubishi can work in temperatures as cold as -13°F.
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Ideal for Harsh Temperatures and Big Yards
Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of stable subterranean temperatures to tremendously reduce your heating and cooling costs, usually by 25%–50%! These systems have subterranean pipes to move heat to and from your residence.
Geothermal doesn’t make a lot of noise and can work for years—around 25 years for the indoor unit and approximately 50 years for the loop.
It doesn’t need a lot of upkeep and is best if you live in a climate where temperatures vary greatly. A lot of the time, geothermal does not require a secondary heating system.
However, you’ll require a lot of space and the ideal type of soil to add the underground loops. It’s also important to note that installation can run around $20,000–$25,000 for a 2,500-square foot house. Although the installation cost is pricier, continuing energy savings could help the geothermal pay for itself as time passes.
As geothermal saves a lot of energy, adding it may entitle you to federal tax credits and other rebates from your community energy provider.
We Guarantee You’ll Be Satisfied with Our Heat Pump Installation
There’s a reason why we call our Wesley Wood Service Experts heating and cooling specialists Experts. That’s since they have an A+ when it includes helping homeowners like you select the best heat pump system for their house.
But their labor doesn’t quit with heat pump installation. We back our services with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year, as we want you to experience the very best comfort available from your new heat pump.
And keep in mind special offers, rebates and financing for qualified customers. Buying a new heat pump is even more economical than you could think it is. Call us at 484-401-7577 to schedule your free home comfort assessment now!
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