Will a Heat Pump Be Ideal Where I Live?
A heat pump is one of the most energy-efficient methods to heat and cool your Tempe home. That’s because they move warm or cold air, as opposed to creating it. But not all homeowners have been able to use this energy-saving technology.
Previously, heat pumps were only recommended for moderate areas, as they weren’t as effective when temperatures were near or below freezing. When the heat pump couldn’t match demand, the heating system would then trigger more costly electric heat as a backup heat source to keep the home cozy.
With modern technology, heat pump systems are now recommended for cold areas. Most can operate properly at much colder temperatures, although some could still need a secondary heating system if temperatures get too chilly. But it’s essential to be aware that today’s emergency heating systems can also be more energy-efficient than in years past.
We’ll review the different styles of heat pumps so you can select the ideal one for your house.
Air Source Heat Pumps: Ideal for Moderate Areas
Air source heat pumps are the most used kind of heat pump. They use an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler. These systems move heat from either the indoor air during the summer, or outside air during cold weather, keeping you cozy year-round.
With advances in heat pump technology, these systems can now be installed in a wide range of climates. But it’s important to know that you will likely need an auxiliary source of heat if temperatures go under 10 degrees Fahrenheit. This might include a dual-fuel system with a gas furnace. Heating changes between the two to provide the most energy-efficient heating comfort all over your residence.
Due to the demand for dual-fuel systems in chillier climates, air source heat pumps are ideal areas without large temperature fluctuations and lower heating requirements.
Mini-Split Heat Pumps: Recommended for Areas Without Ductwork in Chillier Climates
Mini-split heat pumps are one of the most flexible types of heat pumps since they don’t require ductwork. This means you can add them just about in any room in your house, including a garage or addition. They’re also highly energy efficient, with most earning ENERGY STAR® designation.
Mini-splits use an outdoor unit that connects to as many as four quiet, slim indoor units fixed on your wall or ceiling. This provides you with zoned heating and cooling, with precise temperature control in each space.
Outdoor air on even the most frigid days holds some heat that your ductless heat pump can use and move indoors. Depending on the type you select, some cold-weather mini-split heat pumps from Mitsubishi can work in temperatures as frigid as -13°F.
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Best for Wide-Ranging Temperatures and Large Yards
Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of balanced subterranean temperatures to tremendously decrease your heating and cooling costs, typically by 25%–50%! These systems use underground pipes to shift heat to and from your house.
Geothermal doesn’t make a lot of noise and can work for many years—around 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 are in an extreme climate. In most instances, geothermal does not need an auxiliary heating system.
However, you’ll need a large amount of space and the correct makeup of soil to install the underground loops. You should also know that installation can run around $20,000–$25,000 for a 2,500-square foot residence. Although the installation cost is high, long-term energy savings could help the geothermal pay for itself over the years.
Because geothermal saves a lot of energy, installing 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 named our Orangutan Home Services heating and cooling professionals Experts. That’s due to the fact they have an A+ when it involves helping homeowners like you choose the ideal heat pump system for their home.
But their service doesn’t stop with heat pump installation. We stand behind our job with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year, as we want you to enjoy the greatest comfort available from your new heat pump.
And don’t forget about special offers, rebates and financing for qualified customers. Installing a new heat pump is even more reasonable than you could realize. Give us a call at 602-906-0111 to book your free home comfort assessment today!
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