A high-efficiency heat pump can maintain a consistent temperature and help save energy at the same time, making it an excellent choice for commercial and residential heating and cooling. However, if you’re considering having one installed, it’s a good idea to gain some knowledge on the subject before you make that decision. That’s why our expert team at Reve Porter Heating & Air Conditioning is sharing some key facts about heat pumps.
1. How a Heat Pump Works
A heat pump works by taking the heat from the outside air and moving it inside. The hot air is extracted and the cold air is left outside. Even during cold weather, there is always warm air that can be extracted. During summer, heat is extracted from the interior of your home and pumped outside. Often, there is also a backup electric heat source installed since heat pumps can be inefficient during very cold periods.
2. Advantages of Heat Pumps
Heat pumps have the advantage of using the same pieces of equipment for both heating and cooling, which makes them more cost-effective to install. Additionally, a heat pump can save you up to 30% on heating costs compared to a traditional furnace. Finally, heat pumps don’t have an open flame so there is no rick of carbon monoxide poisoning.
3. Dual Fuel or Hybrid Systems
A dual fuel, or hybrid heat, system is a popular option that maximizes the heat pump’s advantages but uses a more cost-effective backup heat. A dual fuel/hybrid system is a heat pump paired with a gas furnace. It automatically uses the heat pump when outside temperatures are above freezing, but when it gets really cold, the gas furnace is utilized instead of the heat pump.
Choose Reve Porter
Whether you need to replace your current heat pump or need a unit for a new-build home or office, the HVAC services team of Reve Porter can help you correctly size and choose the best unit for your needs. Contact us today at (317) 535-1111 or request a free estimate online. We serve Greenwood, IN, and the surrounding areas south of Indianapolis.