How a Heat Pump Works
A heat pump takes heat from the air, multiplies it, and then transfers it from one place to another. It doesn’t heat or cool air – it takes the heat/coolness from the air and moves it to where it’s needed. As a result, it uses far less energy than a traditional gas furnace, which must heat the air using fuel. Heat pumps can be used to both heat and cool the inside of your home.
We service all brands of heat pumps. We can provide emergency repairs, scheduled maintenance or, when its time, install a high-efficiency replacement unit.
Benefits of a Heat Pump
With today’s technology, heat pumps are more energy efficient than ever, and can return the initial cost many times over during its lifespan (which is approximately 10-12 years).
Inside, heat pumps make less noise than a furnace. Outside is a different matter – so they should always be placed away from windows and in less trafficked areas.
Heat pumps use electricity instead of fossil fuels, so they don’t produce any carbon monoxide. There’s no risk of being exposed to these dangerous fumes.
Rebates and credits
Sometimes there are tax credits to offset the initial expense of installing a high-efficiency heat pump – as well as are local rebates and credits.