Heat pumps have become an increasingly popular way to both heat and cool homes throughout the country. These HVAC systems work similar to traditional central air conditioners in that they circulate chemical refrigerant between two sets of coils—one indoors and one outdoors—to create a heat exchange.
This heat exchange process is essentially taking heat from one location and moving it to another. A standard AC unit moves heat from indoors and exhausts it outdoors. However, a heat pump has a component referred to as the reversing valve, which switches the direction of heat exchange, requiring nothing more than a single adjustment to your thermostat. So why should a heat pump be your next home comfort installation?
As mentioned above, heat pumps can be used for both heating and cooling. This is perhaps the biggest advantage of this system—it takes care of your comfort all year round. There’s no need for you to invest in a separate air conditioner and furnace.
It Saves Energy
In most cases, a heat pump will be less expensive to run than another type of heating or cooling system, such as an electric furnace or a central air conditioner unit. The reason for this is that rather than using energy to create heat, a heat pump uses energy to run electrical components that move heat. Switching from a furnace to a heat pump has the potential to save you hundreds of dollars in energy costs.
Albeit rare, using gas-powered appliances does pose somewhat of a risk. Heat pumps are a good option for families who have concerns over this. Additionally, heat pumps do not create toxic emissions such as carbon monoxide, and their cabinets don’t even get warm when they are in heating mode.
To schedule your heat pump installation in Crown Point, IN, contact Earl’s Heating & Air Conditioning today!