If it’s time to consider replacing a current heating method with a new one, you may have a particular preference. However, don’t let that preference stop you from investigating all options available. John Henry’s Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning is familiar with all types of heating methods and can advise you on which might work best for your home. We’re going to tell you a little bit about heat pumps and the benefits of choosing this system, keep reading for more information!
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Heat Pumps: The Basics
Heat pumps consist of two main parts, an indoor component called the air handler as well as the outdoor component called the compressor. The compressor circulates refrigerant that absorbs and releases heat as it travels between the indoor and outdoor components.
Even in the coldest weather, there is heat energy present. This energy is what the heat pump is pulling from the outside and sending inside to keep you warm. Heat pumps also have the ability to work in ‘reverse’ and supply cold air when needed by using the same process.
Heat pumps can be useful in any weather. In areas with much colder weather, an additional heat source may be needed. However, in areas with a more moderate climate, these systems are unlikely to need any support to keep your home warm.
You’re probably wondering what the difference is between a heat pump and a furnace. This is fairly easy: a furnace burns fuel to create heat while a heat pump uses electricity to move existing heat from one place to another.
The Benefits of Heat Pump Installation
Heat pump systems are unique in the fact that they move existing heat from one place to another. Because of the way they work, they also have unique benefits. Here are a few of them:
- No need for natural gas: Heat pumps work solely on electricity. The amount of electricity required is far less than what would be required of natural gas to create the same heat. This also means that running natural gas piping won’t be required if you do not already have it.
- No need for an AC: Mentioned earlier was the fact that a heat pump can also run in reverse to cool your home. These systems are also much more efficient than standard AC units because they transfer the heat from your house to the outside.
- Perfect humidity: Opting for a heat pump in your home will allow for the perfect amount of moisture in the air. It prevents the air from being too dry in the winter and from being too humid in the summer.
- Uniform temperatures: A major annoyance with most other types of heating or cooling units is the fact that the temperatures vary from room to room. This isn’t the case with a heat pump system. The temperature you feel in one room will be the same across the house.
Is a Heat Pump System Right for Your Home?
Reading a bit of information about heat pump systems will probably give you an idea of what they are and their benefits. However, if you’re wondering if this is the right choice for your home, you need to call a professional!
John Henry’s Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning will be glad to answer any and all questions regarding a heat pump system as well as provide you with a free estimate of the cost of installation!
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