You might have read about heat pumps in recent years. These products have been popular in Europe for some time, and they are now gaining popularity in the U.S. as an alternative to central air conditioning and a source of supplemental heat.
A heat pump is an all-in-one heating and cooling system that uses refrigerant to capture heat and transfer heat between the inside and outside of your home. It can do this without ductwork. Generally, a heat pump comprises an outdoor compressor unit and several indoor air handlers. These components connect by thin pipes in your walls.
Heat pumps are a fantastic air conditioning option for homes that don’t have ducts (like older homes that use boilers). The heat pump’s refrigerant cools your home by drawing in warm air from your rooms and expelling the heat outside. Then, cooled air returns to your room.
Remember, a heat pump does not generate heat. It moves heat between the inside and outside of your home. So, in the cooler months, it reverses the process used to cool your home in the summer.
It will absorb heat from the outside air. (That’s right — there’s even heat in cold air.) Then, it transfers it to your home. This system is fantastic in the fall and early winter. Still, many of our customers choose to maintain an oil- or gas-fired heating system as a backup option for periods of sustained freezing temperatures.
If you’re currently using window A/C units to keep cool in the summer, then a heat pump is probably an excellent investment. Consider these benefits:
Let’s connect and explore your ductless heat pump options. Reach out to the Poore’s HVAC team today.