Heat pumps are devices that take heat from the air, using electricity and refrigerant to intensify it and move it either inside your home to regulate the temperature in your home. Heat pumps can replace or supplement both your heating and air conditioning systems. As part of our Heat Pump Installation Service, the knowledgeable pros at Comfort Pro’s Heat and Air can help you decide on what heat pump will work best.
Types of heat pumps
Air-source heat pumps transfer the heat between your home and the air outside. Some air-source heat pumps use electricity to power this heat transfer. Absorption heat pumps, on the other hand, are powered by solar, propane, natural gas, or other sources.
Ground-source pumps also called geothermal heat pumps, transfer the heat between your home and the ground. Most of the time, ground source heat pumps take water from under the ground and transfer it to the unit. These systems are either a closed loop (the same water keeps circulating within the system) or open loops (water is taken from an underground source and then returned).
While air-source pumps are easier and cheaper to install, ground-source pumps are more efficient and might save you money in the long run.
Other types of heat pumps include:
- Mini-split heat pumps – if you don’t have ductwork in your home
- Reverse cycle chiller – good for cold climates and often used in radiant floor heating
- Cold climate heat pump specially designed to work efficiently
All types of heat pumps are cheaper to operate and more efficient than conventional home heating. That’s because they don’t use energy to create heat; they just need to move the heat from one place to another. Call Comfort Pro’s Heat and Air at (509) 902-7130. Ask for details about our Heat Pump Installation Service to get started on your journey to a better, more efficient heating system.