A heat pump is one of the most energy-efficient methods to heat and cool your Dallas residence. That’s because they shift warm or cold air, as opposed to making it. But not everyone has been able to enjoy this energy-saving technology.
At one time, heat pumps were only suggested for temperate areas, since they were less effective when temperatures were close to or below freezing. When the heat pump couldn’t keep up, the heating system would then trigger more expensive electric heat as an emergency heat source to keep the house comfortable.
With modern technology, heat pump systems are now great for chillier areas. Most can run well at much colder temperatures, although some might still need a secondary heating system if temperatures dip too low. But it’s important to note that today’s emergency heating systems can also be more energy-efficient than in years past.
We’ll review the varying styles of heat pumps so you can select the right one for your residence.
Air Source Heat Pumps: Ideal for Moderate Climates
Air source heat pumps are the most installed kind of heat pump. They use an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler. These systems shift heat from either the indoor air during the summer, or outside air during the winter, keeping you comfy no matter the weather.
With updates in heat pump technology, these systems can now be installed in a full range of climates. But it’s important to know that you will typically require a secondary source of heat if temperatures go below 10 degrees Fahrenheit. This could involve a dual-fuel system with a gas furnace. Heating changes between the two to deliver the most energy-efficient heating comfort all over your house.
Because of the requirement for dual-fuel systems in cold climates, air source heat pumps are recommended areas without big temperature swings and more moderate heating needs.
Mini-Split Heat Pumps: Recommended for Areas Without Ductwork in Colder Climates
Mini-split heat pumps are one of the most adaptable types of heat pumps because they don’t require ductwork. This means you can install them just about anyplace in your house, such as a garage or addition. They’re also extremely energy efficient, with the majority achieving ENERGY STAR® status.
Mini-splits use an outdoor unit that connects to as many as four quiet, small indoor units mounted on your wall or ceiling. This allows you to have zoned heating and cooling, with exact temperature control in each area.
Outdoor air on even the coldest days holds some heat that your ductless heat pump can capture and send indoors. Depending on the type you select, some cold-weather mini-split heat pumps from Mitsubishi can work in temperatures as cold as -13°F.
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Best for Wide-Ranging Temperatures and Large Yards
Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of steady underground temperatures to tremendously lower your heating and cooling bills, often by 25%–50%! These systems have underground pipes to transfer heat to and from your home.
Geothermal doesn’t make a lot of noise and can work for years—approximately 25 years for the indoor unit and approximately 50 years for the loop.
It doesn’t need a lot of maintenance and is best if you live in a climate with big temperature swings. A lot of the time, geothermal does not require an auxiliary heating system.
However, you’ll have to have a large amount of space and the correct type of soil to put in the underground loops. It’s also important to note that installation costs around $20,000–$25,000 for a 2,500-square foot residence. Although the installation cost is more expensive, lifelong energy savings might help the unit pay for itself as time passes.
Because geothermal is so efficient, installing it could make you eligible for federal tax credits and other rebates from your community energy provider.
Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed with Our Heat Pump Installation
There’s a reason why we refer to our Levy & Son Service Experts heating and cooling professionals Experts. That’s because they have an A+ when it comes to helping homeowners like you select the best heat pump system for their home.
But their service doesn’t end with heat pump installation. We back our job with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year, because we want you to enjoy the highest comfort you can get from your new heat pump.
And bear in mind special offers, rebates and financing for qualified customers. Buying a new heat pump is even more reasonable than you may think it is. Give us a call at 469-250-0932 to request your free home comfort assessment now!
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