Do you need a new way to heat and cool your home? You may want to consider having a heat pump installed. When it’s cold outside it acts as a heater, and when it gets hot it acts as an air conditioner. The heat pump is one versatile product.
All Seasons Comfort Control offers to two types of heat pumps: ducted and ductless mini-splits.
The ductless mini-split heat pump is perhaps the most common type of heat pump. It involves a wall-mounted head unit in the interior of the home, working in tandem with an exterior unit to extract heat from the outside and bring it inside to warm the air.
A ductless heat pump system typically costs less than a ducted heat pump set-up, is easy to install and provides a fast return on your investment through lower heating bills.
If your home has ductwork, then you may want to consider a ducted heat pump system, an energy-efficient upgrade to your existing forced-air system.
These heat pumps have an exterior unit that pulls heat from the air, and sends it to an interior unit that distributes that air through the home. These units cost less to operate than an oil or an electric heat system, and allows you to cool your home in the summer by reversing the system.
Pairing a heat pump with a furnace can greatly improve home HVAC efficiency, with the furnace spreading heat evenly throughout the home. With a resilient, energy efficient heat pump, you’ll get quiet operation and customized heating and cooling year round.
The Two types of Heat Pumps
Air-To-Air Heat Pumps
- The air-source heat pump is the most common type of heat pump. This device transfers heat between your home and the air outside.
- Air-to-air heat pumps are more energy efficient than baseboard heaters and furnaces.
- Don’t have ductwork in your home? Not a problem! The “mini-split” is a ductless air-to-air heat pump that is mounted on the wall.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
- Geothermal heat pumps work by transferring heat from the ground to your house.
- This type of heat pump costs more to install than an air-to-air pump, but it is a more efficient option. You could see as much as a 60 percent reduction in energy use from a geothermal heat pump.
- Another big advantage to installing a geothermal heat pump, is that it doesn’t release any greenhouse gases, which makes it an excellent option for the environmentally conscious.
- Most geothermal systems will last roughly 25 years—easily exceeding the lifespan of most furnaces.
- Geothermal heat pumps don’t have fans or compressors, which makes it a quiet system.
Want to learn more about heat pumps? Read our blogs below, or reach out to us with further questions. All Seasons Comfort Control is a family owned and operated business that has served customers across Bucks, Mercer and Montgomery County, PA since 2002.