Heat Pumps –
Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Services
Heat pumps are a great solution for a home’s hvac system because they work to provide both heating and cooling.
Heat pumps are a very efficient alternative to electric heat. A heat pump works the same as an air conditioner in the summer, but it runs in reverse in the winter to heat your home. The system will be matched with a backup heating source, most often electric heat for those extremely cold days of winter.
Heat Pump Installation
Heat naturally moves to areas with lower temperatures, but if you want the heat to stay or move to a specific room, a heat pump is ideal. Heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool area to a warm one, which makes the warm space warmer in the winter and the cool space cooler in the summer. Heat pumps can either increase or decrease temperatures.
As you can imagine, when compared to boilers and furnaces, heat pumps are energy efficient, and they offer inexpensive solutions for those who spend a fortune on utility bills.
As far as comparing new units, heat pumps have SEER ratings like air conditioners and Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) ratings for measuring heating efficiency. Higher SEER and HSPF ratings mean greater energy savings.
Just like our air conditioners, many of our heat pumps have advanced features, such as 2-stage compressors and variable speed fan operation. These features not only improve the comfort level of your home, but can provide additional energy savings as well.
A heat pump installation is done as follows:
- First, the condenser is installed outside the house. The condenser is used to convert and transfer heat and air throughout the home. The condenser is essentially moving heat and air to your desired room.
- After that, the air handler is mounted inside the house. The air handler should be within 30” of the condenser. After all, a few cords will be connecting the two. The air handler should be at least 2” from the ceiling and nowhere near a TV.
- The air handler and condenser are then connected, and all the cables are covered and stowed.