What Are the Benefits of Heat Pumps?

Heat pumps have become a popular option for home comfort during the past decade. If you’re considering a new heater installation, you should definitely place the heat pump on your option list. In this post, we’ll explain what makes the heat pump so attractive to customers, and what one can do for your home in Colorado.

Please keep in mind the variety of climate control systems available now: not every model will work for the unique needs of your home. This is why professional consultation from the beginning of the installation process is so important. If you’re thinking of getting a heat pump in Black Forest, CO, seek the expert advice of Airflow Pros so you’ll end up choosing the best system for your home, and get high quality installation and maintenance afterwards.

Here are some heat pump benefits

A heat pump has the word “heat” in it—which is accurate regarding how it functions, but can mislead the general customer into thinking it only works as a heater. But a heat pump is both a heating system and an air conditioner. The unit moves heat from one location to another, which is what an air conditioner does: the refrigerant and other components remove heat from the indoors and release it outdoors. But a heat pump can run the process the other way, using a reversing valve and an additional compressor. During cold weather, the heat pump removes heat from outdoors and moves it indoors. You get both heating and cooling solutions in a single package.

Most heat pumps use ducts to distribute heated or cooled air (although there are ductless mini split models), so if you already use ducts for an AC or a furnace, then installation requires no additional ductwork.

Heat pumps are more energy efficient than they were 10 or 15 years ago, when their lower AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) ratings made them less popular options. Today’s models offer competitive AFUE ratings, with the US Department of Energy requiring them to have an AFUE of 80% or higher.

Heat pumps usually offer better cooling than heating, something to keep in mind as you consider installation. You need to know many other factors about your home to make a good choice, and the best way to cover them all is to have an HVAC specialist perform a heat load calculation to determine the most effective way to warm up your home. Contact Airflow Pros for Black Forest, CO heat pump advice and installation service. We’ll make sure you get the most efficient heater to keep you cozy this winter.

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