How Heat Pumps Might Benefit You

How Heat Pumps Might Benefit YouHeat pump benefits are steadily becoming more attainable and attractive across the country. Advances in technology are making these highly efficient units an increasingly popular alternative to traditional separate furnace / air conditioner cental HVAC systems.

In very basic terms, a heat pump is a central air conditioner that can also run in reverse to produce heat. In standard A/C mode, coils integrated in the system extract indoor heat and disperse it outdoors to cool the house. In winter, however, these functions reverse roles: heat pump coils extract heat energy from outdoor air, concentrate it, and disperse it indoors to warm the house.

Here are some heat pump benefits to consider if you’re thinking about an HVAC upgrade:

    • System consolidation. A heat pump handles both home cooling and heating, allowing you to eliminate the conventional furnace. Consolidating heating and cooling into a single efficient unit simplifies maintenance procedures and lowers installation costs.
    • High efficiency. Because a heat pump extracts heat energy directly from the air to warm the house, combustion heat loss common in a standard gas-fired furnace is eliminated. The high-efficiency process means that a heat pump can extract about three times the thermal energy from the air versus the amount of electrical energy it consumes. This provides a very favorable heating COP—Coefficient of Performance—rating of 3.
    • Improved technology. In just the last five years, heat pumps have taken great strides in extracting heat at lower temperatures. While standard heat pumps in the past required a supplemental heat source to warm the house if outdoor temperatures dropped below freezing, today, standard heat pumps that can extract sufficient heat energy down to termperatures as low as zero are widely available. Special cold climate heat pumps engineered for far northern regions can even provide adequate heat at -20 degrees, Fahrenheit.
    • Environmental gains. Because heat pumps utilize no fossil fuels, emissions like carbon monoxide and other byproducts of gas-fired combustion are eliminated.

Providing trusted HVAC sales, service and advice to the Terre Haute community since 1922, the professionals at Paitson Bros. are ready to answer all your questions about heat pump benefits.

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