What is a Heat Pump?
Developed in the 1930’s, a heat pump is an air conditioner that works in reverse. During the summer months it works just like you air conditioner. Removing the heat and moisture from the air inside your home. In the winter the process reverses, the heat pump gathers and concentrates the heat from cold outdoor air and sends the warmth into your home. The heat pump found its place in the market during the 1970’s oil crisis.
Are the S.E.E.R. levels different with heat pumps?
No they are rated the same way an air conditioner is, the higher the S.E.E.R. the higher the level of efficiency and the lower it will cost to operate.
How is a heat pump installed?
A heat pump system is installed just like an air conditioning system. Therefore, you can refer to our air conditioning information for the three styles available for you and your home.
What if it gets to cold outside?
Your heat pump system will be backed up by another integrated part of your system. Your heat pump unit can be matched up with any fuel type. It can be added onto a oil, gas or electric system to produce heating bills that are, in most cases lower than either a furnace or heat pump would allow alone.