Do you need a new way to heat and cool your Bucks County area home? You may want to consider having a heat pump installed. When it’s cold outside, the heat pump acts as a heater, and when the temperature rises, the heat pump acts as an air conditioner. The heat pump is one versatile product.
What Is a Heat Pump?
A heat pump saves energy and money by transferring heat rather than producing it. During the summer months, a heat pump works like an air conditioner and moves the warm air from your home to the Pennsylvania outdoors.
In the winter, it can capture warm air from the outdoors and transfer it inside your home. Transferring heat rather than trying to create it is an enormous cost saver.
When they first came out on the market, heat pumps were only suitable in regions with mild winters. Thanks to technology, high-efficiency heat pumps sold today can provide sufficient warmth in the majority of climates around the United States—including here in the Philadelphia suburbs, where we tend to experience some pretty extreme temperatures during the winter months.
At All Seasons Comfort Control, we offer a quality selection of heat pumps designed to keep your home comfortable throughout the year. Our North American Technician Excellence (NATE) and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified professionals can recommend and install the best heat pump for your budget and lifestyle.
Why Purchase a Heat Pump?
• Heat pumps can reduce your electricity use for heating by approximately 50 percent compared to a gas furnace, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).
• A heat pump reduces your carbon emissions, since it transfers energy instead of creating it from fossil fuel. Since it doesn’t burn fuel, a heat pump only positively impacts your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ).
Dual-Fuel Hybrid Systems
To ensure your Bucks County and surrounding areas home has the level of heat and comfort you want at all times, no matter what the temperature is outdoors, you might take into account a dual-fuel hybrid system. Dual-fuel hybrid systems are intelligent systems that offer a highly efficient and economical solution to your heating needs.
The benefits of a heat pump are utilized during optimal weather conditions but in extreme cold, this smart system engages a secondary fuel source such as oil, propane, or natural gas to achieve maximum comfort and efficiency. Due to this effective operating method, Pennsylvania homeowners experience a decrease in overall heating costs.
If either a heat pump alone or a dual-fuel hybrid system would be an easier investment for you with financing, be sure to speak with one of our knowledgeable All Seasons Comfort Control team members. We have several options available to help.
Two Types of Heat Pumps at All Seasons Comfort Control
We offer two types of heat pumps, each with its own advantages.
Air-to-Air Heat Pumps
• The air-to-air, or air-source, heat pump is the most common type of heat pump. This device transfers heat between your home and the air outside.
• Air-source heat pumps are more energy efficient than baseboard heaters and furnaces.
• A ductless system, or a mini split heat pump, is a ductless air-to-air heat pump that mounts on your wall or ceiling. One of its advantages is it does not use ductwork to distribute its conditioned air.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
• Geothermal heat pumps work by transferring heat from the ground to your Philadelphia suburbs home.
• 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 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 life span of most furnaces.
• Geothermal heat pumps don’t have fans or compressors, which makes it a quiet system.
Heat Pump Installations or Replacements
You can count on our expert installation team to carefully calculate the heating and cooling requirements for your Bucks County area home before choosing a model that best fits your needs. Heat pumps can be installed either as central units that rely on air ducts or as ductless systems that allow you to install individual units throughout your home. Talk to us about the possibility of adding an air handler to your system to create even more efficiency and comfort.
Heat Pump Repairs
Heat pumps operate similarly to air conditioners, and many of the same issues that affect an air conditioner can affect a heat pump—such as refrigerant leaks or a stuck compressor.
You can trust our licensed and insured professionals at All Seasons Comfort Control to quickly diagnose and address any issues involving your heat pump. We provide reliable, upfront repair quotes to avoid any hidden surprises, and we offer 24/7/365 emergency repair services, without extra emergency charges, so we can be there when you need us most.
Heat Pump Maintenance
Proper preventative maintenance is always a key factor to extend the service life of all your HVAC equipment—and a heat pump is no exception. We recommend biannual inspections and tune-ups for your heat pump since it does the job of both a furnace and air conditioner and, therefore, has to work twice as hard.
We offer tailor-made preventative maintenance agreement plans at All Seasons Comfort Control to meet your budget and lifestyle. These plans—our Maintenance Club—take into account scheduled visits and emergency repair calls. Having a maintenance plan in place provides peace of mind knowing your HVAC system is being cared for by a trusted professional.
Learn More About Heat Pumps
Since 2002, our All Seasons Comfort Control team has taken great pride in helping households throughout the Bucks County, PA, area get the most value out of their HVAC equipment. Call 215-860-0111 or request service online today to learn more about heat pumps and how installing one can add comfort to your Philadelphia suburbs home—while saving you money on energy bills.