A heat pump is one of the most energy-efficient methods to heat and cool your Melbourne house. That’s due to the fact they transfer warm or cold air, as opposed to making it. But not all homeowners have been able to take advantage of this energy-saving technology.
In the past, heat pumps were only suggested for warmer locations, because they lose efficiency when temperatures were around or below freezing. When the heat pump couldn’t meet demand, the heating system would then switch to more expensive electric heat as a secondary heat source to keep the house comfy.
With modern technology, heat pump systems are now ideal for chillier regions. Most can operate smoothly at much lower temperatures, although some might still need an auxiliary heating system if temperatures dip too low. But it’s important to know that today’s emergency heating systems can also be more energy-efficient than previously.
We’ll discuss the varying styles 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 installed type of heat pump. They use an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler. These systems shift heat from either the indoor air during the warm weather, or outside air during colder weather, keeping you comfortable throughout the seasons.
With changes in heat pump technology, these systems can now be used in a wide range of climates. But it’s important to be aware that you will typically require an emergency source of heat if temperatures go under 10 degrees Fahrenheit. This might entail 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.
Because of the requirement for dual-fuel systems in cold climates, air source heat pumps are best suited for locations without wide temperature fluctuations and more moderate heating demands.
Mini-Split Heat Pumps: Ideal for Rooms Without Ductwork in Colder Climates
Mini-split heat pumps are one of the most adaptable types of heat pumps as they don’t require ductwork. This means you can add them just about in any room in your residence, like a garage or addition. They’re also very energy efficient, with many receiving ENERGY STAR® designation.
Mini-splits use an outdoor unit that links to as many as four quiet, low-profile indoor units attached to your wall or ceiling. This provides you with zoned heating and cooling, with exact temperature control in each area.
Outdoor air on even the coldest days contains some heat that your ductless heat pump can capture and send indoors. Depending on the type you select, some cold-weather mini-split heat pumps from Mitsubishi can work in temperatures as frigid as -13°F.
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Ideal for Wide-Ranging Temperatures and Large Yards
Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of stable subsurface temperatures to drastically decrease your heating and cooling expenses, usually by 25%–50%! These systems use subterranean pipes to shift heat to and from your house.
Geothermal doesn’t make a lot of noise and can run a long time—around 25 years for the indoor unit and about 50 years for the loop.
It doesn’t require a lot of service and is best if you live in a climate with big temperature swings. In most instances, geothermal does not have to have a secondary heating system.
However, you’ll need a lot of space and the ideal makeup of soil to add the underground loops. It’s also important to note that installation costs around $20,000–$25,000 for a 2,500-square foot house. Although the installation cost is more expensive, continuing energy savings may help the unit pay for itself over the years.
As geothermal conserves a lot of energy, installing it could entitle you to federal tax credits and other rebates from your local energy provider.
We Guarantee You’ll Be Satisfied with Our Heat Pump Installation
There’s a reason why we call our Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning heating and cooling professionals Experts. That’s due to the fact they have an A+ when it includes helping homeowners like you choose the right heat pump system for their home.
But their service doesn’t end with heat pump installation. We back our work with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year, since we want you to have the very best comfort you can get from your new heat pump.
And don’t forget about special offers, rebates and financing for qualified customers. Buying a new heat pump is even more reasonable than you might realize. Call us at 321-428-7635 to request your free home comfort assessment today!
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