What Does a Heat Pump Do?

No Need for Ductwork with this All-In-One Heating and Cooling Solution!

ductless heating pennsylvania For over two decades, electric heat pumps have been a popular home heating and cooling solution over in Europe. Now, they’re becoming more popular in the United States, too—and we’re receiving many questions about them.

Luckily, Poore’s Propane and Oil has been doing heat pump installations and service for years. Households in central Delmarva and eastern Pennsylvania trust us to get their ductless heating and cooling equipment installed right.

Here are answers to some common questions we hear about heat pumps.

What Exactly is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is an electric heating and cooling system. It works by moving heat between the inside and outside of your home. In the winter, a heat pump compresses air from the outside, heating it and moving it into your living space.

In the summer, the process moves in reverse. The system draws warm air from inside your home and expels it outside.

What Does a Heat Pump System Consist of?

A heat pump has two main components: a compressor that sits outside and an indoor air handler mounted on your interior wall. They connect via a thin pipe through your wall. You can connect multiple air handlers to a single compressor.

Installing a heat pump system is very straightforward—especially compared to installing a forced-air heating system or central air conditioner. Our technicians can generally set you up in as little as one day!

Do I Need Ducts for a Heat Pump?

No, you do not! That’s one of the main selling points of a heat pump. It can provide heating and cooling without the ductwork. If you have a home with a boiler system or a wood stove, a heat pump offers fantastic all-in-one comfort:

  • You won’t need to burn fuel in the fall and early winter.
  • The ductless system provides a great alternative to window units.
  • Air handlers are unobtrusive and can be placed virtually anywhere.
  • With a heat pump, you can set up zoned climate control with different rooms at different temperatures.
  • Heat pumps offer wonderful heating and cooling solutions for garages, attics, guest rooms and other hard-to-reach spaces in your home.

Are Heat Pumps Hard to Maintain?

Heat pumps are some of the most durable and resilient home comfort systems you can have. Their lifespan is typically around 10 to 15 years.

And Poore’s technicians can handle any heat pump repair you need. Our job isn’t finished when your system is installed. We provide responsive, skilled service to ensure your equipment runs at peak efficiency for years to come.

Looking for Heat Pump Services? Contact Poore’s Propane Today!

We have installed more heat pumps than just about anyone else in the region. We know it’s a significant investment, but it pays off dividends in comfort and convenience. If you’re interested in ductless heating and cooling and have questions, we’re ready to answer them.

And as always, we’ll be here to help you with any of your propane or propane appliance needs, too!

Contact the Poore’s equipment installation team today and we’ll provide a FREE estimate for a new heat pump installation.