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Heat Pumps

Why A Heat Pump Could Be The Perfect Way To Heat And Cool Your Home.

The Heat Pump is gaining in popularity. The advantage of a heat pump is the overall energy savings. Typically a heat pump will save you 15-20% in utility costs over a conventional system.

Heat pumps are a great solutions for your home comfort system. That's because they work to provide both heating and cooling. Whether it's the hottest day of the summer, or the coldest day of winter, heat pumps work day in and day out to provide your family with premium comfort.

For climates with moderate heating and cooling needs, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. Heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space into a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house; during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide up to 4 times the amount of energy they consume!

There are, however, just as many homeowners who are badly misinformed about heat pumps and their operation. To help ensure that you're not one of the latter, we've included some of our FAQs's (frequently asked questions) about Heat Pumps.

Commonly asked questions about heat pumps:

Q: Are heat pumps effective only in mild climates?
A: At one time that may have been true, but not any longer. Advances in materials and technology have made heat pumps a viable choice in almost every part of the United States. Additionally, our local range of heating and cooling temperatures make heat pumps an exceptional choice for our area.

Q: Is the quality of heating different from that of other heating systems?
A: Not in terms of the end result, which is a warm, comfortable home. In its heating mode, the temperature of the air supplied by a heat pump is not as hot as the air supplied by a furnace. Air entering a room from a heat pump is normally about 100 degrees Fahrenheit compared to about 120 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit from a furnace. Thus, a heat pump warms a room gradually and more uniformly than a furnace.

Q: Do Heat Pumps only provide heat for your home?
A: Judging by their name, you might think that's the case. However, heat pumps got their name because they pump heat into your home in winter and out of your home in summer. Thus, they function like a furnace during the winter and a central air conditioner during the summer. This ability to both heat and cool make them very economical and efficient home comfort systems.

Q: Are Heat Pumps only for new homes?
A: While a home does need to meet basic minimum insulation requirements to be a good candidate for a heat pump, it definitely does not have to be a new home. When considering recommending a heat pump as one of the choices for your home, we collect information and run calculations to make sure it's a good fit. If you're still uncertain about heat pumps and their operation, let us answer any questions you have.

When it comes to home comfort, a heat pump can be the most advanced, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. Call today to find out if a heat pump is in your future! Salem: 503-363-4822 or Corvallis: 541-452-5111.