Understanding How Heat Pumps Work Can Help You Choose the Right System for You
Heat pumps are components of the heating system used to warm or cool the air in a home. The term ‘heat’ pump is a little misleading. Actually the pump transfers heat energy from the outside air to heat or transfers heat energy from inside to the outside to cool your home. So heat pumps are more like a “heat transfer device”.
The biggest advantage of heat pumps is that they are dual-action performers. With a heat pump, there is no need to install separate systems to heat and cool your home. A heat pump can be used to heat or cool your home. Heat pumps can be used to heat swimming pools, heat hot tubs, and for water heaters.
Heat pumps work best in moderate climates that do not experience extreme heat or cold, and they are also energy efficient. If your home or office uses electricity for heating, a heat pump can trim the amount of electricity you use by as much as 30% to 40%.
Already have a heat pump? If you suspect your heat pump is not running as efficiently as it could, contact First Call Heating & Cooling to schedule an appointment. One of our trained technicians will inspect the unit and make recommendations to improve the efficiency of your heat pump.
Features to Look for in Heat Pumps
There are a number of innovations that have improved the performance of late-model heat pumps including the following:
- Two-speed heat pumps – ideal for zone control systems; often found in larger homes. Two-speed heat pumps use automatic dampers to keep different rooms at
- Variable-speed heat pumps work to keep the air moving at a comfortable velocity and minimize drafts while maximizing electrical savings and reducing noise.
First Call Heating & Cooling, is a PGE-approved Heat Pump contractor with many years of experience helping our customers inspect, repair, maintain and install heat pumps for their home cooling systems. Our team has been inspecting and installing heating equipment since 1939. We can help you analyze the features and energy efficiency rating that is best for your Portland/Vancouver area home.
Because of our years of experience and our team of certified technicians, you can rely on our service guarantee. We are BBB (Better Business Bureau) Accredited with an A+ rating and have earned the Angie’s List Super Service Award every year since 2006!
Contact First Call Heating & Cooling to schedule inspection, repair, or maintenance on your heat pump or to discuss having a new heat pump installed.