Why Choose a Heat Pump for Your Heating & Cooling?
Your indoor comfort is important and so is energy efficiency. Your HVAC system is one of the major consumers of energy and causes of high energy bills. A heat pump system is an effective and efficient way to provide consistent temperature and humidity control. When combined with a modulating furnace, your heat pump will operate at maximum efficiency.
MoreVent’s HVAC technicians are trained to service all makes and models of heating and cooling systems, so we have the expertise to help you make an informed decision on whether a heat pump is right for you. To learn about the benefits of a heat pump system call MoreVent at 1-484-203-8420 or schedule an appointment.
How Heat Pump Systems Work
Growing in popularity throughout the Delaware Valley, heat pumps perform well with constantly fluctuating outdoor temperatures. When cooling, they operate as efficiently as a modern air conditioner, but the real benefits occur in colder weather. A heat pump will provide energy savings compared to a traditional furnace.
In the winter months, heat pumps extract heat from the outdoor air (or ground) and transfer it indoors to circulate through your ductwork. Because it is not generating the heat itself, you save a good deal of energy. If you pair a heat pump with a modulating furnace that runs consistently at a low speed, extremely cold temperatures won’t be as difficult to combat. In the summer, this process is essentially reversed. Heat is pulled from indoor air and transferred outside, thus naturally lowering the interior temperature.
This process of extracting heat from the air allows the use of a single system to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature instead of installing both a heating system and a cooling system in your home. In addition to the initial cost savings of a single unit purchase, required maintenance and repairs are also limited to the single system.
Types of Heat Pump Systems
There are 3 commonly used heat pumps that are often installed to heat and cool homes and businesses throughout the area. They each rely on a different heat source to provide the necessary energy to regulate indoor temperatures.
Air Source Heat Pump
The most popular heat pump system is the air source heat pump. It is essentially the same footprint as a central air conditioner and is the least expensive option. The system pulls heat energy from the air inside or outside, depending on the season, and uses it to regulate your indoor temperature. They are more efficient than a standard split heating and air conditioning system.
Ground Source Heat Pump
Also known as geothermal heat pumps, ground-source heat pumps get their heat energy from the consistent temperature of the earth. There are a few variations of this type of heat pump system, but they generally consist of a loop of underground piping that extracts underground warmth. They are incredibly efficient systems but do require significant efforts to install.
Water Source Heat Pump
The water-source heat pump is often easier to install than other geothermal heat pump systems. You do, however, need to have a pond, lake, or another fairly large water source on your property. Because water retains heat well, it can be harnessed as an efficient source of heat energy that can be converted into heating and cooling power for homes and businesses.
What is a Modulating Furnace?
Most residential and smaller commercial furnaces are single-stage systems. This means that they are either on or off. When a standard furnace is producing heat, it is consuming a lot of energy. A modulating furnace runs at variable speeds which allows for consistent temperature control, lower energy usage, and more efficient operation. When your variable speed, modulating furnace runs, it will essentially run continuously but at a very low speed that keeps your indoor temperatures level so you do not experience any fluctuations of hot and cold. These systems are just like inverter air conditioners that essentially do the same thing, but with cooling. When paired with a heat pump, high energy bills are a thing of the past.
Improved Humidity Control
Because a heat pump extracts heat energy from the air, they naturally dehumidify the air in the summer. Many newer heat pumps even have a “dry mode” setting that will actively remove humidity by alternating between heating and cooling modes to draw moisture from the air while maintaining your indoor temperature. This will help you feel cooler, even at a higher temperature.
Heat Pump Maintenance
Regardless of the type of HVAC system you have, regular maintenance is key to extending the life of your units. This is particularly true with a heat pump system because it handles both the heating and cooling responsibilities. If any part of your heat pump isn’t functioning properly you could be stuck without adequate temperature control in the most inopportune time. MoreVent offers a Front-of-the-Line Family Plan for HVAC maintenance that includes 2 precision tune-ups a year, discount heat pump repair services, and more.
- Refrigerant Levels
- Evaporator Air Filter
- Thermostat Functionality
- Electric Controls
- Compressor and Condenser
Heat Pump System Financing Available
To ease the financial burden of installing a new heat pump, MoreVent offers convenient financing options. You shouldn’t have to put your indoor comfort on hold because of the upfront cost associated with replacing your HVAC system. A new energy-efficient heat pump will end up saving you money over the life of the unit so don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free quote.
Choose MoreVent for Your Heating & Air Conditioning Services
We have been providing reliable heating and air conditioning services for property owners in the Delaware Valley for years. Our trained HVAC technicians are here to answer any questions you may have about a heat pump system installation. We will gladly walk you through the pros and cons of each type of HVAC system so that you can make the right choice for your needs. Schedule a free estimate or give us a call at 1-484-203-8420 to get started.