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Heat Pumps

What Is a Heat Pump & Could It Be the Right Fit for Me?

There are several types of heating systems for keeping your home warm in the winter. While furnaces are a popular option, heat pumps are proven to be a fantastic option for many homes or businesses. If you’re deciding between heating systems to install in your space, it’s a good idea to evaluate all your options.

What Is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is a type of HVAC unit that can regulate indoor temperature in warm or wintry weather. Using a refrigerant, it extracts heat from your home in summer and pumps it outdoors. Then it reverses the process in the winter, pumping warm air from the outdoors into your home. Yes, even on a cold day, there’s some heat to capture from outside! A heat pump commonly functions in tandem with an electric furnace and can be used in tandem with a gas furnace. Heat pumps are most ideally suited for warm climates but can be used to supplement systems in cold-weather areas.

How Does a Heat Pump Work?

There are two types of heat pumps:

  • Air Source Heat Pumps – Air source heat pumps do not use fuel to generate heat. Instead, these ingenious systems move heat through your home by extracting it from the air. Because they utilize a reversing valve, air source heat pumps can double as air conditioners.

  • Geothermal Heat Pumps – Geothermal heat pumps utilize energy from the earth to create heat in an environmentally efficient way. These systems are more expensive than air source units, but they are highly efficient and can also serve as air conditioners.

Air source heat pumps are best for climates that are mild and rarely see below-freezing temperatures. Both types of heat pumps can be utilized as a cooling system as well, giving your home comprehensive heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) support. Time to make a decision? Our heating repair experts at Centralairny can answer your questions as you try to pick the best heating system for your home.

Call Centralairny for Expert Heat Pump Service

Centralairny technicians are well versed in the installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance needs of both air source and geothermal heat pumps. If you’re looking for heat pump installation or service, look no further. Contact your local Centralairny or request an appointment online to get started today!

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