A heat pump is one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool your Daytona Beach house. That’s due to the fact they move warm or cold air, rather than making it. But not all families have been able to enjoy this energy-saving technology.
At one time, heat pumps were only recommended for temperate areas, as they lose efficiency when temperatures were near or below freezing. When the heat pump couldn’t match demand, the heating system would then rely on pricier electric heat as a secondary heat source to keep the home comfy.
With modern technology, heat pump systems are now great for colder areas. Most can work properly at much colder temperatures, although some may still need an auxiliary heating system if temperatures get too chilly. But it’s important to know that today’s secondary heating systems can also be more energy-efficient than in years past.
We’ll discuss the differing kinds of heat pumps so you can select the best one for your residence.
Air Source Heat Pumps: Right for Moderate Climates
Air source heat pumps are the most used type of heat pump. They have an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler. These systems transfer heat from either the indoor air during the warmer weather, or outside air during colder weather, keeping you comfortable year-round.
With updates in heat pump technology, these systems can now be used in a wide range of climates. But you should know that you will probably require a backup source of heat if temperatures get colder than 10 degrees Fahrenheit. This might entail a dual-fuel system with a gas furnace. Heating changes between the two to provide the most energy-efficient heating comfort throughout your residence.
Because of the demand for dual-fuel systems in chillier climates, air source heat pumps are recommended locations without big temperature changes and lower heating requirements.
Mini-Split Heat Pumps: Best for Rooms Without Ductwork in Cold Climates
Mini-split heat pumps are one of the most adaptable kinds of heat pumps as they don’t require ductwork. This means you can use them just about anyplace in your residence, such as a garage or addition. They’re also very energy efficient, with many receiving ENERGY STAR® status.
Mini-splits have an outdoor unit that links to as many as four quiet, low-profile indoor units fixed on your wall or ceiling. This allows you to have zoned heating and cooling, with accurate temperature control in each space.
Outdoor air on even the most frigid days has some heat that your ductless heat pump can use and transfer indoors. Depending on the model you go with, some cold-weather mini-split heat pumps from Mitsubishi can work in temperatures as low as -13°F.
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Recommended for Wide-Ranging Temperatures and Spacious Yards
Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of steady subterranean temperatures to significantly lower your heating and cooling bills, typically by 25%–50%! These systems rely on underground pipes to move heat to and from your home.
Geothermal isn’t disruptive and can work for many years—approximately 25 years for the indoor unit and around 50 years for the loop.
It doesn’t need a lot of maintenance and is ideal if you are in a climate with big temperature swings. Most of the time, geothermal does not need a secondary heating system.
However, you’ll need a good amount of space and the right type of soil to put in the underground loops. You should also be aware that installation can run around $20,000–$25,000 for a 2,500-square foot house. Although the installation cost is pricier, long-term energy savings could help the unit pay for itself as time passes.
As geothermal saves a lot of energy, using it may 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 call our All American Air Service Experts heating and cooling pros Experts. That’s because they have an A+ when it involves helping homeowners like you choose the ideal heat pump system for their residence.
But their labor doesn’t quit with heat pump installation. We support our job with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year, as we want you to experience the highest comfort available from your new heat pump.
And keep in mind special offers, rebates and financing for qualified customers. Getting a new heat pump is even more affordable than you could realize. Give us a call at 386-310-2061 to book your free home comfort assessment today!
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