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What You Need to Know About Heat Pumps

Heating Mechanicsburg paIs the heating in your home inefficient or simply not working? Are your power bills outrageous and becoming more so every year? If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, chances are that you may be in need of a new system. It may be time to consider upgrading or installing a heat pump in your home.

A heat pump pulls air in from the outside using a compressor system that allows the system to properly heat or cool the air. In the cooler months, a heat pump will pull in air from the outside to heat your home. During the summer, a heat pump will force the heat from inside your home to the outside for maximum cooling.

There are many advantages to installing a heat pump system. One of these advantages is steadier temperatures both in the winter and summer months. Heat pumps are also quite a bit less noisy than other systems, as the compressors are located outside. They can also make the quality of your air better, as the filter can pull in allergens to trap them. Finally, because you are able to set the temperature at which the system shuts down, heat pumps are extremely energy efficient.

As always, educate yourself before purchasing any type of major home appliance. Some things to look for in terms of shopping for a heat pump include the SEER (seasonal energy efficiency rating) and the HSFP (heating seasonal performance factor). Look for a SEER score of 14 to 18 and an HFSP score between 8 and 10.

If you desire the peace of mind of an efficient system, please contact us today. We are well-versed in the installation and maintenance of all varieties of heat pump systems and look forward to helping you this winter!

Sources:

http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/heating-and-cooling/heat-pump5.htm

http://www.heatpumpguys.co.nz/heat-pump-benefits

http://www.savewithsrp.com/advice/heatpump.aspx

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-an-electric-heat-pump-system#b

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