A heat pump is one of the most energy-efficient methods to heat and cool your Naples residence. That’s because they transfer warm or cold air, rather than creating it. But not all homeowners have been able to enjoy this energy-saving technology.
At one time, heat pumps were only suggested for temperate areas, 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 rely on more costly electric heat as an emergency heat source to keep the home cozy.
With modern technology, heat pump systems are now recommended for chillier locations. Most can work well at much chillier temperatures, although some might still need a backup heating system if temperatures get too chilly. But it’s crucial to realize that today’s auxiliary heating equipment can also be more energy-efficient than previously.
We’ll review the differing types of heat pumps so you can select the right one for your residence.
Air Source Heat Pumps: Right for Moderate Areas
Air source heat pumps are the most installed kind of heat pump. They use an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler. These systems shift heat from either the indoor air during the warmer weather, or outside air during colder weather, keeping you comfortable no matter the weather.
With advances in heat pump technology, these systems can now be installed in a wide range of climates. But keep in mind that you will probably need a backup source of heating if temperatures get colder than 10 degrees Fahrenheit. This might entail a dual-fuel system with a gas furnace. Heating switches between the two to provide the most energy-efficient heating comfort across your home.
Due to the demand for dual-fuel systems in colder climates, air source heat pumps are best suited for locales without big temperature fluctuations and lower heating needs.
Mini-Split Heat Pumps: Ideal for Areas Without Ductwork in Chillier Climates
Mini-split heat pumps are one of the most versatile types of heat pumps as they don’t need ductwork. This means you can add them just about anywhere in your home, like a garage or addition. They’re also highly energy efficient, with most receiving ENERGY STAR® status.
Mini-splits have an outdoor unit that joins to as many as four quiet, slim indoor units mounted on your wall or ceiling. This gives you the ability to have zoned heating and cooling, with precise temperature control in each room.
Outdoor air on even the chilliest days holds some heat that your ductless heat pump can capture and move indoors. Depending on the model you go with, some cold-weather mini-split heat pumps from Mitsubishi can work in temperatures as cold as -13°F.
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Recommended for Extreme Temperatures and Big Yards
Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of balanced subsurface temperatures to tremendously reduce your heating and cooling bills, typically by 25%–50%! These systems use buried pipes to move heat to and from your home.
Geothermal isn’t disruptive and can last a long time—about 25 years for the indoor unit and about 50 years for the loop.
It doesn’t need a lot of upkeep and is ideal if you reside in an extreme climate. In most instances, geothermal does not require a secondary heating system.
However, you’ll have to have a large amount of space and the right type 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 residence. Although the installation cost is pricier, continuing energy savings might help the geothermal pay for itself as time passes.
Because geothermal saves a lot of energy, using it may make you eligible for federal tax credits and other rebates from your local energy provider.
We Guarantee You’ll be Pleased with Our Heat Pump Installation
There’s a reason why we refer to our Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning heating and cooling techs Experts. That’s due to the fact they have an A+ when it involves helping homeowners like you choose the best heat pump system for their home.
But their service doesn’t stop with heat pump installation. We back our services with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year, since 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. Getting a new heat pump is even more economical than you may be aware. Give us a call at 239-908-6991 to schedule your free home comfort assessment now!
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