A heat pump is one of the most energy-efficient methods to heat and cool your Sharonville home. That’s since they shift warm or cold air, instead of creating it. But not all homeowners have been able to use this energy-saving technology.
Previously, heat pumps were only suggested for temperate areas, since they lose efficiency when temperatures were near or below freezing. When the heat pump couldn’t match demand, the heating system would then rely on more expensive electric heat as a secondary heat source to keep the residence comfy.
With updated technology, heat pump systems are now ideal for colder regions. Most can operate smoothly at much chillier temperatures, although some could still need an auxiliary heating system if temperatures dip too low. But it’s crucial to realize that today’s auxiliary heating systems can also be more energy-efficient than in years past.
We’ll discuss the differing styles of heat pumps so you can select the right one for your home.
Air Source Heat Pumps: Right for Moderate Locations
Air source heat pumps are the most common style of heat pump. They have an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler. These systems move heat from either the indoor air during the summer, or outside air during colder weather, keeping you comfy throughout the seasons.
With changes in heat pump technology, these systems can now be used in a full range of climates. But it’s important to know that you will probably require a secondary source of warmth if temperatures go under 10 degrees Fahrenheit. This may involve a dual-fuel system with a gas furnace. Heating alternates between the two to provide the most energy-efficient heating comfort all over your home.
Due to the requirement for dual-fuel systems in chillier climates, air source heat pumps are ideal locales without big temperature changes and decreased heating demands.
Mini-Split Heat Pumps: Best for Rooms Without Ductwork in Cold Climates
Mini-split heat pumps are one of the most adaptable kinds of heat pumps since they don’t have to have ductwork. This means you can add them just about anyplace in your home, including a garage or addition. They’re also very energy efficient, with many earning ENERGY STAR® recognition.
Mini-splits use an outdoor unit that connects to as many as four quiet, small indoor units mounted on your wall or ceiling. This allows you to have zoned heating and cooling, with exact temperature control in each space.
Outdoor air on even the coldest days has some heat that your ductless heat pump can use and move indoors. Depending on the type you select, some cold-weather mini-split heat pumps from Mitsubishi can operate in temperatures as frigid as -13°F.
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Ideal for Wide-Ranging Temperatures and Spacious Yards
Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of balanced underground temperatures to tremendously lower your heating and cooling bills, often by 25%–50%! These systems use buried pipes to move heat to and from your residence.
Geothermal doesn’t make a lot of noise and can last for many years—about 25 years for the indoor unit and around 50 years for the loop.
It doesn’t require a lot of service and is best if you are in a climate with big temperature swings. Most of the time, geothermal does not need a backup heating system.
However, you’ll require a lot of space and the ideal makeup of soil to install the underground loops. You should also know that installation can run around $20,000–$25,000 for a 2,500-square foot house. Although the installation cost is high, lifelong energy savings may help the equipment pay for itself over the years.
Since geothermal is so efficient, using it might qualify you for federal tax credits and other rebates from your community energy provider.
We Guarantee You’ll Be Satisfied with Our Heat Pump Installation
There’s a reason why we refer to our Knochelmann Service Experts heating and cooling pros Experts. That’s since they have an A+ when it comes to helping homeowners like you choose the best heat pump system for their home.
But their work doesn’t quit with heat pump installation. We support our job with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year, because we want you to enjoy the highest comfort you can get from your new heat pump.
And keep in mind special offers, rebates and financing for qualified customers. Buying a new heat pump is even more economical than you may realize. Contact us at 859-905-0834 to request your free home comfort assessment today!
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