Heat Pumps 101

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When you think of a heating and cooling system, you probably think of a furnace and an air conditioner. However, there’s an alternative – a heat pump. The name “heat pump” can be misleading . . . a heat pump is an HVAC mechanism that can both heat and cool. It’s an all-in-one system that simply transfers heat from renewable sources, like air, the ground and water, to cooler areas in order to heat them. When cooling, the heat is transferred in the opposite direction.

Benefits of a heat pump

When sized and installed correctly, heat pumps can provide a number of benefits including:

Reduced noise

Heat pumps are typically quieter than traditional HVAC systems.

Energy efficiency

Heat pumps utilize electricity to transfer heat from one area to another. They never actually have to generate the heat, just move it. This makes it a more environmentally-friendly option when compared to traditional HVAC systems.

Less equipment

Because a heat pump can both heat and cool, in some cases, using one means buying and installing only one system, not two.

Better air quality

Heat pumps mix outside and inside air which results in improved air quality.

Greater comfort

Heat pumps are known to produce more consistent heating and cooling vs. traditional HVAC systems that may generate uneven temperatures.

Is a heat pump right for you?

Possibly! Generally, heat pumps are best for those who live in mild climates with moderate HVAC needs however, with an additional backup heat source, they can offer greater efficiency and comfort to those right here in Northeast Ohio. Always work with a trusted, local heating and cooling company who can lay out your options and help you make an educated decision regarding the best way to heat and cool your home.

Contact Crown Group Ohio to discuss heat pumps and to determine if one makes sense for your needs.