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How Does A Heat Pump Work?

Is your heating system on the brink of failure? Luckily, you’re no longer limited to a central heating and cooling system! A heat pump is a dual-purpose unit that heats and cools your home at your command. Though it may sound too good to be true, it’s a simple concept with many household benefits!

When you need a new installation, Baldwin Heating & Cooling is the HVAC team you can trust! Our professional technicians will keep your best interests at heart, especially during the chaos of a home system replacement. Read ahead to learn how a heat pump functions and how it differs from a central heating system!

Heat Pump vs. Air Conditioner

Air conditioners paired with a gas furnace are the most common home HVAC method. However, it’s not the only setup used! A heat pump cools identically to your AC unit, and it can also warm your home when needed.

A heat pump system extracts air from the indoors and outdoors. The machinery compresses heat and increases the temperature of its refrigerant. It then moves the hot air inside your home but can also transfer it outdoors when the temperatures rise. These units often have longer lifespans and are more energy efficient than most air conditioners.

Are Heat Pumps Better Than Heaters?

When investing in this unit, you’ll likely compare its capabilities to a traditional heating system. Although both units serve the same purpose, some homeowners find the system more desirable due to its additional home benefits.

Improves Energy Efficiency

Like all heating and cooling systems, efficiency plays a big part in how well a unit will operate. Heat pump efficiency is measured using SEER or HSPF ratings. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) measures the efficiency of your cooling system. A Heating System Performance Factor (HSPF) measures heating efficiency, specifically in heat pumps.

According to the United States Department of Energy, this system can reduce up to 50% of electricity use for heating. The machinery reduces the carbon emissions produced within your home, making it a more energy-efficient option than traditional heaters.

Saves On Utility Costs

When your heating system uses less energy, it will reflect on your utility bill. An energy-efficient system reduces your monthly energy costs, saving you money in the long run! Since a heat pump uses less electricity to run than standard heaters, you can enjoy the benefit of lower running costs over time.

Takes Up Less Space

Heat pumps need little space to run and usually require about 24 inches of space around the unit. These compact systems are also installed outdoors. For fire safety purposes, a standard indoor furnace requires more room, needing around 30 inches of space on each side.

When You Should Schedule Heat Pump Maintenance

All household units need a little TLC every now and then! A professional should inspect your heat pump system at least once per year. An experienced technician will be able to:

  • Inspect the unit for any damage
  • Measure for adequate airflow
  • Monitor for refrigerant leaks
  • Lubricate motors
  • Seal leaky ductwork

It’s crucial to keep your unit in the best possible condition! A well-maintained heat pump can outlive its life expectancy, postponing the need for a heater replacement.

Contact Us For Daphne Heat Pump Installation

When the time comes for a new heating system, consider adding a heat pump to your Daphne home! Baldwin Heating & Cooling is the company you can trust with all your HVAC-related needs. Contact us today to explore your options and schedule your installation service.

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