How A Heat Pump System Functions

Heat pumps are both ecologically responsible and energy-efficient. They are an option that is gaining popularity for year-round, cost-effective heating and cooling of homes. In the summer, these systems function as air conditioners, and in the winter, they provide heat for your house. Fante’s installs heat pumps, which not only make your home comfortable all year round but also cost-effective.

Unlike furnaces, heat pumps don’t produce heat on their own. Rather, they draw it out of the air (or the ground in the case of ground-source heat pumps). Heat is found in any air with a temperature above -459.67 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat pumps efficiently heat homes in the winter by bringing heat from the outside air inside and transferring it to the ducting. In the hot summer months, the process is the opposite. The home is cooled by having heat from the internal air extracted and transported outdoors. Instead of installing both a heating system and a cooling system, this method of collecting heat from the air enables the use of a single system to maintain a reasonable indoor temperature. In addition to the initial cost savings of a single unit purchase, required maintenance and repairs are also limited to the single system.

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Eliminating Humidity

Dehumidification is a useful byproduct of a heat pump’s cooling of interior air. High humidity levels can make a room feel stuffy and unwelcoming. A home feels cooler as the humidity levels drop. Due to the moisture in the air’s capacity to hold heat, a space with high humidity also requires more effort to cool down, which results in higher energy expenses.

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Which Type of Heat Pump Is Right For You?

  • Air-Source Heat Pump: The installation process for an air-to-air heat pump is the simplest, and the actual unit is small in contrast. Because of this, air-source heat pumps are frequently the most affordable choice. In conditions that are mild to moderate, they are energy-efficient. An air-source heat pump can, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, “supply one and a half to three times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes” when it is installed correctly. In regions with extremely low temperatures, they might become less effective than ground-source heat pumps. However, recent developments in the field of air-source heat pumps have made it possible for them to be successfully used in colder climates.
  • Geothermal heat pump: Another name for ground-source heat pumps is ground-source heat pumps. Geothermal is defined as “of, relating to, or using the heat of the earth’s interior” by Webster. The various types of ground-source heat pumps function exactly like this. They transfer the earth’s thermal energy near a house’s foundation into the house. The most efficient kind of heat pump is one that uses ground-source energy since it is particularly effective in the winter. Geothermal heat pumps, according to the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, “have been keeping consumers comfortable for more than 50 years and can reduce energy expenditures by up to 65 percent compared to typical HVAC equipment.” Furthermore, compared to the air-source system, the ground-source system is typically quieter and more reliable. The increased cost involved with correctly installing this system, which requires excavation, is the reason it is not utilized more frequently. These heat pumps gradually pay for themselves after the first installation thanks to lower cooling and heating expenses.
  • Water-Source Heat Pump: Installing a water-source heat pump is frequently less expensive than installing another kind of geothermal pump. It is only a good choice, though, if there is a lake, pond, or other body of water close to your house. The size of the house to be heated and the regularity of the water flow, particularly during the winter, may also have an impact on this type of heater’s performance.

Choose Professional Heat Pump Maintenance from Fante’s

A heat pump will need routine maintenance to be in peak operating condition, much like an electric or gas furnace. A poorly maintained system uses significantly more energy than a well maintained system, which is a noticeable difference. The current efficiency and long-term life of the heat pump are greatly enhanced by an annual maintenance visit from a Fante’s technician. Make an appointment today by scheduling online or by calling 1-609-835-1512.