Will a Heat Pump Be Right in My Climate?

A heat pump is one of the most energy-efficient approaches to heat and cool your Windsor residence. That’s due to the fact they shift warm or cold air, instead of making it. But not everyone has been able to take advantage of this energy-saving technology.

In the past, heat pumps were only suggested for temperate locations, because they lose efficiency when temperatures were close to or below freezing. When the heat pump couldn’t keep up, the heating system would then switch to pricier electric heat as an emergency heat source to keep the house comfy.

With updated technology, heat pump systems are now ideal for colder locations. Most can run properly at much colder temperatures, although some could still need an auxiliary heating system if temperatures get too cold. But it’s important to be aware that today’s secondary heating systems can also be more energy-efficient than before.

We’ll go over the differing styles of heat pumps so you can select the best one for your home.

Air Source Heat Pumps: Right for Moderate Locations

Air source heat pumps are the most used kind of heat pump. They use an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler. These systems transfer heat from either the indoor air during the summer, or outside air during cold weather, keeping you comfy year-round.

With changes in heat pump technology, these systems can now be installed in a large range of climates. But it’s important to be aware that you will likely have to have an emergency source of heating if temperatures get colder than 10 degrees Fahrenheit. This could entail a dual-fuel system with a gas furnace. Heating changes between the two to give the most energy-efficient heating comfort all over your home.

As a result of the need for dual-fuel systems in cold climates, air source heat pumps are recommended locations without wide temperature swings and more moderate heating demands.

Mini-Split Heat Pumps: Recommended for Spaces Without Ductwork in Chillier Climates

Mini-split heat pumps are one of the most versatile kinds of heat pumps since they don’t require ductwork. This means you can install them just about anyplace in your home, such as a garage or addition. They’re also very energy efficient, with most achieving ENERGY STAR® recognition.

Mini-splits have an outdoor unit that connects to as many as four quiet, slim indoor units fixed on your wall or ceiling. This gives you the ability to have zoned heating and cooling, with accurate temperature control in each room.

Outdoor air on even the coldest days contains some heat that your ductless heat pump can use and send indoors. Depending on the kind you choose, some cold-weather mini-split heat pumps from Mitsubishi can run in temperatures as cold as -13°F.

Geothermal Heat Pumps: Ideal for Harsh Temperatures and Large Yards

Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of balanced underground temperatures to drastically decrease your heating and cooling expenses, usually by 25%–50%! These systems have subterranean pipes to shift heat to and from your home.

Geothermal doesn’t make a lot of noise and can work for years—around 25 years for the indoor unit and approximately 50 years for the loop.

It doesn’t require a lot of maintenance and is ideal if you live in an extreme climate. In most instances, geothermal does not need a secondary heating system.

However, you’ll need a good amount of space and the ideal kind of soil to add the underground loops. It’s also important to note that installation can run around $20,000–$25,000 for a 2,500-square foot residence. Although the installation cost is pricier, continuing energy savings may help the unit pay for itself over time.

Since geothermal conserves a lot of energy, using it might make you eligible for 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 Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts heating and cooling professionals Experts. That’s due to the fact 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 quit with heat pump installation. We back our job with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year, since we want you to experience the very best 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 realize. Give us a call at 226-773-3357 to book your free home comfort assessment today!


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