Yep, It’s Time to Get That Heat Pump
Back in 2010, heat pumps were all over the news as being a newer, more efficient, and effective way to stay comfortable throughout the entire year. Five years later, they were still front-page news. Now, it’s become clear that heat pumps aren’t a fad, and that they’re probably as good as people say they are.
If you’ve been interested in heat pumps since the early days, then you might just be interested. Why are so many people switching from conventional air conditioning systems to heat pump installations? Don’t they do the same thing?
Well, the answers to those questions are complicated. In order to provide you with the necessary information you would need to consider switching, we’ll have to take a deep dive into how heat pumps work and the benefits of such systems. If you’re a curious homeowner, or someone that’s been interested in these systems since the beginning, then this is the blog post for you!
How Heat Pumps Work
Heat pumps are powerful heating and cooling systems that work similarly to how central AC units work. They utilize refrigerant that’s constantly pressurized and depressurized to move heat from one location to the other.
When it cools your home, a heat pump evaporates the refrigerant in the evaporator coil, causing it to draw in heat and subsequently cool the air of your home. Then, it transfers the refrigerant to the outdoor cabinet where it is condensed and the heat is dispersed.
In the chillier months of the year, a heat pump will run this cycle in reverse. It will evaporate the refrigerant in the outdoor cabinet, drawing in heat from the outdoor air. Then it will condense it indoors, allowing your home’s air to be heated efficiently.
This constant cycle of moving heat from one location to the other is actually much more efficient than the creation of new heat with a furnace. Heat pumps only operate on electricity, so they don’t require natural gas or other types of fuel as well.
The Advantages of Heat Pumps
Here is just a few reasons why heat pumps are here to stay:
- Electrical Energy: Most homes in our area have access to electricity, but not many have access to natural gas. This means that an electrical heating and cooling system might work better for more homes. Plus, electricity is fairly cheap and can be environmentally friendly when it comes from sustainable sources.
- High Efficiency: Heat pumps are extremely energy efficient and provide cooling or heating at affordable rates.
- All-Year Cooling and Heating: They can work in cold climates and hot climates, keeping your home comfortable throughout the whole year.
- They’re Convenient: All you need to do is switch it from heating mode to cooling mode, and that’s it!
Consider Going Ductless!
Does your home not have air ducts? No problem! Some heat pumps are called “ductless mini splits,” and they’re systems that use the same technology except with individual air handlers instead of one centralized system. This means you can get a powerful heat pump system without the need for air ducts!
Contact Fannon & Sons Heating Cooling for heat pump services you can count on. Welcome to the Family!