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The Benefits of Heat Pumps

These days, homeowners have a lot of choices when it comes to choosing an air conditioning system for their home. In fact, there are so many choices, it can be difficult deciding which system will work best for you. Working with a trained professional, like the ones at Atlantic Refrigeration, can help with the decision-making. One of these choices is a heat pump, and we’ll explain below some of the unique benefits of installing one.

Benefits of a Heat Pump

There are several benefits to installing a heat pump:

  • Both heats and cools – heat pumps provide both heating and cooling because of the reversing valve. This valve allows the heat pump to switch between modes.
  • Excellent energy efficiency – heat pumps do not use fossil fuels because they don’t create heat. Instead, they transfer heat, so they only need a small amount of electricity to run.
  • Very “green” – because heat pumps do not need fossil fuels, they do not emit greenhouse gases.
  • Long lifespan – the average lifespan of a heat pump is 15-20 year with good maintenance.

Types of Heat Pumps

There are 5 main types of heat pumps: (NOTE: ask Atlantic Refrigeration about which ones we carry)

  • Central heat pump – this kind of heat pump works in conjunction with an air handler that delivers air through ductwork.
  • Ductless heat pump – this kind of heat pump delivers cooling (and heating) via ductless blowers.
  • Ground source/geothermal heat pump – this kind of heat pump is part of a geothermal system in which heat is extracted from the Earth’s natural, steady temperature below the frost line. When cooling, it pulls heat from your indoors and deposits it into the ground.
  • Air source heat pump – the most common kind of heat pump, these kinds of heat pumps transfer heat from one place to another.
  • Hybrid heat pump – this kind of system allows you to use a heat pump as the main source of heating, but will trigger the use of a furnace for the very coldest days, as heat pumps can struggle to provide adequate heat on their own below 32 degrees.

Heat pumps in Middletown can be a great choice for your home.

If you think a heat pump may be right for you, Call Atlantic Refrigeration today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

 

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