Heat & Cool Your Home
Heat pumps provide the best of both worlds when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Because of this factor, it is recommended to invest in a higher efficiency heat pump since it will be working for you all year round.
When purchasing a new heat pump, you have the option to have a variable speed compressor. Just like the multi-stage furnaces and air conditioners, this allows the heat pump to match the output required to keep your home at a consistent temperature all year round while using the least amount of energy possible.
A new heat pump has the ability to reach a SEER rating of 20 on the higher end units and a HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) rating of 13. If you currently have a 10 SEER heat pump or air conditioner, upgrading to a high efficiency heat pump could essentially double the efficiency of your current set up.
Things To Consider
- Number of windows in your home
- Number of people living in your home
- Temperature preferences
- Layout and existing duct work in your home (if applicable)
- Type and quality of insulation in your attic and walls
- Preferences in efficiency and price
A new heat pump will generally cost your more than a new air conditioner due to the fact that it is essentially a heating and cooling unit all in one. You can expect to spend anywhere from $3,500 and up for a new heat pump.
However, if you purchase a higher end unit, it will essentially pay for itself over time with the energy savings it will give you.
Extremely Cold Weather
Heat pumps are designed to efficiently heat your home when the outside temperature is 35 degrees and higher. When the outside temperature dips below freezing, there is generally no heat in the air for the heat pump to use.
At this point, your system will generally kick over to “auxillary or emergency” heat and your gas furnace will take over.
Heat pumps can be an effective cooling option in Columbus, OH. To get the most effective heating and cooling out of a heat pump, it is best to go with a hybrid system so that as it becomes colder, your HVAC system is able to heat your home in the most efficient manner possible. Geothermal heat pumps can serve as a more effective HVAC system than most standard heat pumps since they transfer heat from the ground rather than the air. To learn more about if getting a heat pump installed in your home is right fit for you, contact us today.
No, heat pumps do not use a lot of electricity. Heat pumps are designed in a way that makes them a highly energy efficient method of heating and cooling. Heat pumps are one of the most efficient systems to heat and cool your home when you live in a climate that has mild winters and more extreme summers. There are also hybrid systems that utilize a heat pump to maximize energy efficiency when you live in colder climates that also require a furnace. To find out more about getting a heat pump installed in your home, call us today.
Yes, a heat pump can heat a whole house. A heat pump can be a very effective method of heating your home if you live in an area with mild winters. Heat pumps are most efficient when temperatures are above 30 degrees. If you live in an area with more severe winters, you can purchase a hybrid heat pump system to maximize the efficiency of your heating in the colder months. To learn more about getting a heat pump installed in your home, give us a call today.