If it’s time for a new furnace in your home, a heat pump is definitely something you should consider. These systems are energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and can supply you with a comfortable indoor environment all year long. In fact, most people don’t realize it, but residential heat pumps are capable of not only heating your home during the winter, but cooling it during the summer.
If you’d like to learn more about these great systems, give Affordable Heating and Cooling a call today. Our Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, North Liberty, Coralville, and Anamosa surrounding area heat pump experts will be glad to answer any questions you may have about the products and services we offer and schedule an appointment to visit your home. We install residential heat pumps in homes all over the surrounding area, and we provide full repair and maintenance services to keep them running smoothly for years.
How Residential Heat Pumps Work
As their name implies, heat pumps move heat from one area to another. Of course, so do most other residential heating and cooling systems, so what makes heat pumps so special? Unlike furnaces that take in fuel and burn it to create heat, heat pumps do not generate their own heat. Instead they extract it. In the winter they take heat from the air outside and transfer it to the indoor air, which is then circulated through your home.
In the summer, the process is reversed, and your heat pump can remove heat from your indoor air and send it outside to keep the indoors cool and comfortable. So rather than installing a separate heating and cooling system, the heat pump provides both functions in one compact, affordable system.
Home Heat Pump Sizing & Efficiency
Once you understand how heat pumps work, it’s easy to see why they’re so much more energy efficient than many other residential heating and cooling systems. Heat pumps come in a variety of sizes and with varying efficiency ratings, so you want to make sure you evaluate the specifications of all of the systems you’re pricing before you make your selection.
You should also make sure that the heat pump unit you choose is the right size for your home. Even if you choose the most energy efficient model on the market, you won’t get optimal results if the unit us not the right size for your home. Paying more for a larger unit than you need is certainly a waste of money, as you won’t be taking advantage of the extra capacity you’re paying for.
If you purchase a unit that’s too small for your home, you’ll never really attain that level of indoor comfort you’re looking for. You’ll also be negating whatever energy efficiency that smaller unit had because it will have to be constantly running to try and get the temperature to where you want it. Taking on this excess workload means that your heat pump will use more energy than necessary to heat and cool your home and it will likely wear out and need repairs or replacement more quickly.
Residential Heat Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs
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If you decide a heat pump is the right home heating and cooling solution for you, call Affordable Heating and Cooling for professional installation in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, North Liberty, Coralville, and Anamosa metropolitan area. We offer a full range of heat pump installation, maintenance and repair services so you never need to worry about how to care for your system or what to do in case something goes wrong.