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Benefits of a Heat Pump Air Conditioning System
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If your system is more than 10 years old you could save as much as $900 a year just going to a 15 S.E.E.R. heat pump. The advancements in energy-efficient technology in the past several years, on top of constant increases in electric cost, have made this the best time to replace your old inefficient system with a new high-efficiency system.
Benefits of a Heat Pump Air Conditioning System
- Year-Round Energy Efficient Cooling and Heating
- Quieter Operation
- 10-12 Year Parts Warranty
- Cost less to operate than gas, oil, and electric
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Contact us today to find out how you and your family can begin benefitting from the best in home heating and cooling, with a professionally installed heat pump air conditioner from Certified Climate Control.
Heat Pump Efficiency
Heat pumps are more energy-efficient than other heating and cooling systems because instead of converting expensive electricity or fossil fuel into heat, heat pumps simply transfer heat stored in the air or ground to heat your home. These systems are the perfect solution for our southeast climate.
How a Heat Pump Works
There are several different types of heat pumps, but the one most commonly used in our southeast region of the U.S. is called an air to air heat pump. These units are used for cooling and heating your home instead of using resistant heater coils (electric heat strips that use an incredible amount of electricity), propane, natural gas, or fuel oil (which are not environmentally friendly). A heat pump during the summertime works the same way as most other types of air conditioning. It sends a liquid refrigerant into your inside coil (the evaporator) that transfers the heat from your inside air into the refrigerant. It then sends the heated refrigerant back to your outside unit (the condenser) to transfer the heat into the outdoor air. This process makes the air in your home cooler and pulls moisture out of the air at the same time. If you have ever been outside by your condenser on a hot summer day you may have felt the hot air being blown off of the unit. This is the heat that was generated in the cooling of your home.
What makes the difference between a normal air conditioner and a heat pump is the ability to go into reverse, that’s right it has a reverse. In this process, the outdoor unit (condenser) is actually cooling the outside air the same way it did the indoor air during the summer. The efficient part is that the heat that is usually transferred outside is now being transferred inside to the evaporator coil to warm your home at approximately a third of the cost of electric heat. Now that doesn’t mean that your heat pump won’t have electric heat strips, most of them do. You see when the temperatures outside are too cold (roughly 35 degrees or lower) the outdoor unit will get too cold to operate properly so it will have to go into a defrost mode for a short period of time. When this happens the system switches back into cooling mode sending the heated gas back outside to warm that system up, but it doesn’t turn on the outdoor fan to extract the heat, it lets the heat build in the outside unit to defrost it. While this happening your system can make some pretty strange sounds and you might even see some steam coming off of the outdoor unit. It may look like smoke but it will not smell like smoke. When in defrost mode the system is actually sending a little cold air into the house which is why we have the electric heat strips to warm it back up. I know it sounds a little strange but the approximate 66% savings in your heating cost makes it well worth it. We hope this information has been helpful in your understanding of heat pumps but if you have any other questions that we did not cover, please feel free to contact us.
12 Months Special Financing*
*Available with approved credit on the purchase of a new air conditioning & heating system. Financing provided by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. with approved credit.
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