Gelinas HVAC : Heat Pumps

Do your house still have separate heating and cooling systems? Have you ever considered getting an all in one heat pump? The new heat pumps are extremely energy efficient and are a much less invasive install. One amazing thing about heat pumps is that they don’t require fuel because they move the heat instead of generating it. They’ll heat and cool your house for a 4th of the cost.

Here’s some information on how the heat pumps work. Much like the old traditional units the heat pumps use a compressor to heat in the air and move it between indoors and outdoors. Heat pumps have two units, one is call the air handler and one is the heat pump itself. For instance when it’s cold outside the heat pump unit will take the natural heat energy in the air and move it inside. Similarly when it’s cold out the system will extract the heat from inside and expel it outside.

If you’re still on the fence on whether or not to replace your old heating and cooling units with a heat pump here are some things that might change your mind. A heat pump is less invasive interior installation, the inside unit can be mounted to any flat surface, such as the ceiling, wall or floor. Even if you have multiple indoor units you still only need the one outdoor unit. The heat pumps are a “set it and forget it” kind of unit, set the temperature you’d like and that’s it. Another big benefit is that the unit that makes all the noise resides outside your home! Another great benefit which is great for people with kids or allergies is that it improves your homes air quality. The air filter in the unit absorbs dust, mold spores, and microorganisms. If you’re still on the fence, contact your local HVAC guys to find out if it’s a good fit for your home!