A heat pump is one of the most energy-efficient methods to heat and cool your Nashville home. That’s since they move warm or cold air, rather than making it. But not all families have been able to take advantage of this energy-saving technology.
Previously, heat pumps were only suggested for temperate climates, as they weren’t as effective when temperatures were near or below freezing. When the heat pump couldn’t meet demand, the heating system would then rely on more costly electric heat as a backup heat source to keep the home cozy.
With updated technology, heat pump systems are now ideal for colder areas. Most can work well at much colder temperatures, although some might still need a secondary heating system if temperatures get too cold. But it’s crucial to know that today’s backup heating solutions can also be more energy-efficient than before.
We’ll go over the varying types of heat pumps so you can select the right one for your home.
Air source heat pumps are the most common 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 warmer weather, or outside air during the winter, keeping you cozy throughout the seasons.
With changes in heat pump technology, these systems can now be used in a large range of climates. But it’s important to know that you will likely require an auxiliary source of warmth if temperatures go below 10 degrees Fahrenheit. This may involve a dual-fuel system with a gas furnace. Heating switches between the two to give the most energy-efficient heating comfort across your home.
Due to the requirement for dual-fuel systems in cold climates, air source heat pumps are ideal locales without wide temperature changes and lower heating requirements.
Mini-split heat pumps are one of the most flexible types of heat pumps as they don’t require ductwork. This means you can use them just about anyplace in your home, such as a garage or addition. They’re also highly energy efficient, with the majority earning ENERGY STAR® status.
Mini-splits work with an outdoor unit that links to as many as four quiet, small indoor units attached to your wall or ceiling. This allows you to have zoned heating and cooling, with exact temperature control in each space.
Outdoor air on even the chilliest days has some heat that your ductless heat pump can use and move indoors. Depending on the kind you choose, some cold-weather mini-split heat pumps from Mitsubishi can run in temperatures as cold as -13°F.
Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of balanced subterranean temperatures to significantly lower your heating and cooling costs, usually by 25%–50%! These systems use buried pipes to move heat to and from your home.
Geothermal doesn’t make a lot of noise and can last for many years—about 25 years for the indoor unit and approximately 50 years for the loop.
It doesn’t require a lot of service and is best if you are in a climate with big temperature swings. A lot of the time, geothermal does not need a secondary heating system.
However, you’ll require a good amount of space and the ideal kind of soil to install the underground loops. You should also be aware that installation costs around $20,000–$25,000 for a 2,500-square foot home. Although the installation cost is high, lifelong energy savings might help the equipment pay for itself as time passes.
Because geothermal saves a lot of energy, installing it might make you eligible for federal tax credits and other rebates from your local energy provider.
There’s a reason why we refer to our Donelson Air Service Experts heating and cooling specialists Experts. That’s since they have an A+ when it involves helping homeowners like you find the ideal heat pump system for their home.
But their service doesn’t stop with heat pump installation. We stand behind our work with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year, as we want you to have the greatest comfort you can get from your new heat pump.
And don’t forget about special offers, rebates and financing for qualified customers. Buying a new heat pump is even more reasonable than you may realize. Call us at 615-953-9885 to book your free home comfort assessment now!
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