A heat pump is one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool your Dayton house. That’s since they move warm or cold air, instead of making it. But not everyone has been able to use this energy-saving technology.
At one time, heat pumps were only recommended for temperate areas, since they weren’t as effective when temperatures were close to or below freezing. When the heat pump couldn’t meet demand, the heating system would then rely on more costly electric heat as an emergency heat source to keep the house comfortable.
With updated technology, heat pump systems are now ideal for cold areas. Most can run well at much colder temperatures, although some might still need a secondary heating system if temperatures get too cold. But it’s crucial to know that today’s backup heating solutions can also be more energy-efficient than before.
We’ll go over the varying styles of heat pumps so you can find the right one for your house.
Air source heat pumps are the most used kind of heat pump. They rely on an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler. These systems move heat from either the indoor air during the warmer weather, or outside air during the winter, keeping you comfortable no matter the weather.
With changes in heat pump technology, these systems can now be used in a wide range of climates. But it’s important to know that you will likely require an auxiliary source of warmth if temperatures get colder than 10 degrees Fahrenheit. This may involve a dual-fuel system with a gas furnace. Heating changes between the two to give the most energy-efficient heating comfort across your house.
As a result of the need for dual-fuel systems in chillier climates, air source heat pumps are ideal locations without big temperature swings and lower heating requirements.
Mini-split heat pumps are one of the most versatile styles of heat pumps as they don’t require ductwork. This means you can add them just about anyplace in your home, including a garage or addition. They’re also extremely energy efficient, with the majority achieving ENERGY STAR® designation.
Mini-splits use an outdoor unit that links to as many as four quiet, small indoor units attached to 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 chilliest days has some heat that your ductless heat pump can use and move indoors. Depending on the model you select, some cold-weather mini-split heat pumps from Mitsubishi can work in temperatures as cold as -13°F.
Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of balanced subterranean temperatures to significantly reduce your heating and cooling costs, usually by 25%–50%! These systems have subterranean pipes to move heat to and from your house.
Geothermal doesn’t make a lot of noise and can work for many years—about 25 years for the indoor unit and approximately 50 years for the loop.
It doesn’t require a lot of service and is best if you are in a climate where temperatures vary greatly. Most of the time, geothermal does not need a secondary heating system.
However, you’ll require a good amount of space and the ideal kind of soil to add the underground loops. You should also be aware that installation costs around $20,000–$25,000 for a 2,500-square foot house. Although the installation cost is more expensive, lifelong energy savings might help the equipment pay for itself as time passes.
Because geothermal is so efficient, adding it might make you eligible for federal tax credits and other rebates from your community energy provider.
There’s a reason why we refer to our Stevenson Service Experts heating and cooling pros Experts. That’s since they have an A+ when it involves helping homeowners like you find the ideal heat pump system for their house.
But their service doesn’t stop with heat pump installation. We support our job with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year, because we want you to experience the highest comfort you can get from your new heat pump.
And don’t forget about special offers, rebates and financing for qualified customers. Buying a new heat pump is even more economical than you may realize. Give us a call at 937-503-7896 to book your free home comfort assessment now!
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