If you haven’t considered a heat pump for your home, ask Elite Climate Control about heat pumps and what one could do for you. A good heat pump can take the place of other HVAC equipment like furnaces while also saving you money.
Who Needs Fuel?
A heat pump works just like it sounds – by pumping heat. Specifically, it uses a special formula of gases that can absorb and transfer heat very, very easily. This way, the heat pump can suck heat out of the air and move it elsewhere to manage your HVAC system. A heat pump requires no external source of fuel, just exposure to air within the right temperature range.
Heat pumps make maintenance more simple and repairs less common
Not only does the lack of fuel make a heat pump easier to use, it also makes maintenance more simple and repairs less common. Heat pump maintenance includes cleaning and adjusting refrigerant levels, but heat pumps do not have problems with fuel fumes, residue, igniters, or anything else that plagues various types of furnaces.
Heating and Cooling
Heat pumps are designed to be reversible. When you want to use air conditioning in your Apple Valley home, your pump can draw heat out of the indoor air and move it outside to cool things down. When you want heat, the pump can draw heat from the outdoor air and move it indoors until you are comfortable.
Of course, heat pumps do have their limits. They cannot work well in air that is near freezing conditions, because there just isn’t that much thermal energy present. This is why many heat pumps have backup electrical heating options that kick in when necessary.
Energy and Money
Heat pumps can be incredibly efficient. Because there is no fuel, HVAC costs tend to be significantly lower when using a heat pump. Ask Elite Climate Control about how to measure heat pump efficiency, and how much a heat pump could help save in your house.
Again, the absence of fuel makes heat pumps safer in some ways than other types of HVAC heating. A heat pump doesn’t consume oxygen, and there’s no danger of ignition problems, explosions, or accidental fires caused by furnace issues. However, a heat pump does need access to an outdoor unit to perform, which can limit its usefulness in spot heating.