What Is A Heat Pump and Why Is It Important?
How do you heat or cool your home or business? If you find yourself struggling to stay “chill” when summer begins or warm when winter blows in, you may need an upgrade! One of the many ways heating and cooling experts provide you with peace of mind is by bringing logical/affordable solutions to you. What custom heating/cooling system will work best in your space? Should you be seeking out a heat pump or an air conditioning unit?
Reasons Why Heat Pumps Help Your Home Stay Habitable
You may be wondering what a heat pump is. It functions similarly to an air conditioning unit in that it can cool your home. Not only can they cool your space, but it is also able to reverse its function and distribute heat into your home. They transfer heat energy but do not generate heat. Instead, it takes heat energy from the outside and pumps it into your home. An air conditioning unit cannot transfer heat into your home–it absorbs heat energy and pushes it outdoors.
Here are a few of the perks having a heat pump offers:
- Pumps are dual-purpose. They not only heat but cool a space.
- Reduced humidity.
- They are cost-efficient. Unlike outdated heating and cooling systems, they can lower utility bills and ensure homeowners save money!
- Operation costs can get spendy–especially if you have a multi-faceted heating/cooling system in place. If you want to avoid expensive HVAC repair, owning a single system can significantly reduce operation costs.
- For those with less room to work with (especially those who live in crowded cities,) they offer space-saving alternatives.
- If you approve of plant-friendly options for your heating and cooling needs, they don’t use fossil fuels. That’s a perk for you and the environment!
Compared to gas furnaces, indoor heat pumps may have a lower upfront cost and save more in the long term.
The Science Behind HVAC Quality Options
Want to find out “how does it work?” Here is a brief synopsis of the ins and outs of heat pumps and their technological feats of heating and cooling wonder! They are dual-purpose. They operate in heating modes and cooling modes. These systems have outdoor units and indoor units. Both use coils and fans.
Coils depending on the function they are “signaled” to perform, act as condensers or evaporators. The fan element moves the air to keep energy flowing and moving indoors or outdoors. A liquid refrigerant rejects and or rejects warm air as it goes through its circulatory process. Using a meticulous combination of pressure, heating air, condensing, and absorbing, heat pumps use physics to keep your home at the temperature you require to be comfortable! Want to know more?! Get in touch with some HVAC experts in your area to get all the details!
Making Decisions to Better Your Quality of Life
How do you decide on what HVAC system will work for you? It’s time to consider a few factors before deciding which option to choose. To help narrow it down to a custom solution that makes sense, here are a few questions you’ll need to answer:
- What type of climate do you inhabit?
- Will you need an alternate/backup heat source?
- How often will you need to use your heat pump or air conditioning unit?
- Are you looking for tax break incentives?
- What type of upfront costs are there?
- Will the option you choose save you more or less money than the alternative?
The type of climate you live in can help determine the type of HVAC system you choose. Freezing temperatures often dictate the need for an additional heat source, even with a heat pump installed. Do you plan on using your system year-round? Do you plan on utilizing it part-time? Heat pumps bring in cool and hot air. They see more use typically. Air conditioning units run during warmer months, so they see less use.
HVAC Repair for the Most Important System in Your Space
Your well-thought-out questions wouldn’t be complete without considering the necessity of having a working HVAC repair crew ready to serve you. No matter what HVAC system you select, you may have to deal with repairs in the future. If you already have a solution in place, HVAC repair may already be a necessity for you. Are you getting the most out of your heating and cooling system? Has it fallen in disrepair? Do your utility bills seem to be going up? It could be time for a call to the local repair team! It may be time for an entirely new solution to your heating and cooling concerns! What should you do? If you don’t know the answer, it may be time to ask someone who does!
Corman and Sons take your needs seriously. You require a heating and cooling system that caters to you. It’s all about custom answers for your unique environment. For some, indoor temperatures are ideal when they stay in the upper 60s. For others who need a little more warmth in their life, the 70s are their perfect range!
How can you choose what temp is right for you without having the proper system in place to ensure you get what you want? Need more guidance? Contact Corman and Sons today to determine what your ideal comfort level is. Your home should be a place you can go to and relax. Let the HVAC experts help you rediscover your paradise!