A heat pump is one of the most energy-efficient approaches to heat and cool your Savannah residence. That’s because they transfer warm or cold air, instead of making it. But not all families have been able to use this energy-saving technology.
Previously, heat pumps were only suggested for warmer areas, since they weren’t as effective when temperatures were near or below freezing. When the heat pump couldn’t match demand, the heating system would then switch to more expensive electric heat as a secondary heat source to keep the home cozy.
With updated technology, heat pump systems are now great for colder areas. Most can work properly at much colder temperatures, although some could still need a secondary heating system if temperatures get too cold. But it’s crucial to be aware that today’s auxiliary heating equipment can also be more energy-efficient than in years past.
We’ll go over the different kinds of heat pumps so you can choose the right one for your house.
Air Source Heat Pumps: Right for Moderate Climates
Air source heat pumps are the most common type of heat pump. They rely on an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler. These systems move heat from either the indoor air during the summer, or outside air during the winter, keeping you cozy throughout the seasons.
With updates in heat pump technology, these systems can now be used in a full range of climates. But you should know that you will typically require an emergency source of heating if temperatures go under 10 degrees Fahrenheit. This may involve a dual-fuel system with a gas furnace. Heating alternates between the two to provide the most energy-efficient heating comfort all over your residence.
Due to the need for dual-fuel systems in cold climates, air source heat pumps are ideal locations without wide temperature fluctuations and lower heating demands.
Mini-Split Heat Pumps: Ideal for Areas Without Ductwork in Cold Climates
Mini-split heat pumps are one of the most versatile kinds of heat pumps as they don’t have to have ductwork. This means you can use them just about anyplace in your residence, including a garage or addition. They’re also extremely energy efficient, with the majority earning ENERGY STAR® designation.
Mini-splits work with an outdoor unit that joins to as many as four quiet, low-profile indoor units mounted on your wall or ceiling. This provides you with zoned heating and cooling, with accurate temperature control in each space.
Outdoor air on even the coldest days holds some heat that your ductless heat pump can capture and transfer indoors. Depending on the model you choose, some cold-weather mini-split heat pumps from Mitsubishi can operate in temperatures as cold as -13°F.
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Best for Harsh Temperatures and Big Yards
Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of stable subterranean temperatures to significantly reduce your heating and cooling costs, typically by 25%–50%! These systems use buried pipes to move heat to and from your home.
Geothermal is quiet and can run for years—around 25 years for the indoor unit and around 50 years for the loop.
It doesn’t need a lot of maintenance and is best if you reside in a climate with big temperature swings. A lot of the time, geothermal does not have to have a backup heating system.
However, you’ll have to have a lot of space and the ideal kind of soil to put in the underground loops. You should also be aware that installation costs around $20,000–$25,000 for a 2,500-square foot residence. Although the installation cost is high, long-term energy savings might help the system pay for itself over the years.
Since geothermal is so efficient, using it may entitle you to federal tax credits and other rebates from your community energy provider.
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There’s a reason why we refer to our Coastal Service Experts heating and cooling techs Experts. That’s since they have an A+ when it includes helping homeowners like you select the right heat pump system for their residence.
But their work doesn’t stop with heat pump installation. We stand behind our services with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year, because we want you to experience the greatest comfort available from your new heat pump.
And don’t forget about special offers, rebates and financing for qualified customers. Getting a new heat pump is even more reasonable than you could think it is. Give us a call at 912-208-2399 to book your free home comfort assessment now!
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