A heat pump is one of the most energy-efficient approaches to heat and cool your Fort Myers house. That’s since they shift warm or cold air, instead of making it. But not everyone has been able to use this energy-saving technology.
Previously, heat pumps were only advised for moderate climates, since they weren’t as effective when temperatures were near or below freezing. When the heat pump couldn’t meet demand, the heating system would then switch to more costly electric heat as a backup heat source to keep the house comfy.
With updated technology, heat pump systems are now great for cold areas. Most can operate well at much chillier temperatures, although some might still need a backup 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 types of heat pumps so you can find the best one for your house.
Air Source Heat Pumps: Ideal for Moderate Locations
Air source heat pumps are the most used style of heat pump. They have an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler. These systems shift heat from either the indoor air during the summer, or outside air during colder weather, keeping you comfy throughout the seasons.
With advances in heat pump technology, these systems can now be used in a large range of climates. But it’s important to be aware that you will probably have to have a backup source of heating if temperatures go under 10 degrees Fahrenheit. This may entail a dual-fuel system with a gas furnace. Heating switches between the two to provide the most energy-efficient heating comfort across your house.
As a result of the demand for dual-fuel systems in chillier climates, air source heat pumps are recommended locations without large temperature swings and decreased heating requirements.
Mini-Split Heat Pumps: Best for Areas Without Ductwork in Chillier Climates
Mini-split heat pumps are one of the most versatile kinds of heat pumps because they don’t have to have ductwork. This means you can use them just about anywhere in your residence, such as a garage or addition. They’re also extremely energy efficient, with most earning ENERGY STAR® designation.
Mini-splits use an outdoor unit that links to as many as four quiet, slim indoor units attached to your wall or ceiling. This provides you with zoned heating and cooling, with exact temperature control in each room.
Outdoor air on even the chilliest days holds some heat that your ductless heat pump can capture and send indoors. Depending on the kind you choose, some cold-weather mini-split heat pumps from Mitsubishi can run in temperatures as low as -13°F.
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Ideal for Wide-Ranging Temperatures and Large Yards
Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of steady subsurface temperatures to significantly reduce your heating and cooling expenses, often by 25%–50%! These systems have buried pipes to shift heat to and from your residence.
Geothermal isn’t disruptive and can last a long time—about 25 years for the indoor unit and about 50 years for the loop.
It doesn’t need a lot of upkeep and is great if you reside in a climate where temperatures vary greatly. A lot of the time, geothermal does not need a backup heating system.
However, you’ll require a good amount of space and the ideal makeup of soil to add the underground loops. You should also be aware that installation is around $20,000–$25,000 for a 2,500-square foot residence. Although the installation cost is more expensive, continuing energy savings could help the geothermal pay for itself over time.
Because geothermal saves a lot of energy, using it might entitle you to federal tax credits and other rebates from your community energy provider.
We Guarantee You’ll be Pleased with Our Heat Pump Installation
There’s a reason why we call our Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning heating and cooling professionals Experts. That’s since they have an A+ when it comes to helping homeowners like you find the right heat pump system for their house.
But their labor doesn’t end with heat pump installation. We stand behind our services with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year, as we want you to have the greatest comfort you can get from your new heat pump.
And bear in mind special offers, rebates and financing for qualified customers. Buying a new heat pump is even more economical than you may be aware. Contact us at 239-908-6991 to schedule your free home comfort assessment right away!
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