A heat pump is one of the most energy-efficient approaches to heat and cool your Long Island residence. That’s since they transfer warm or cold air, instead of producing it. But not all families have been able to use this energy-saving technology.
Previously, heat pumps were only advised for warmer areas, since they were less effective when temperatures were near or below freezing. When the heat pump couldn’t keep up, the heating system would then trigger more expensive electric heat as a secondary heat source to keep the home comfy.
With updated technology, heat pump systems are now great for colder regions. Most can operate smoothly at much lower temperatures, although some might still need a secondary heating system if temperatures get too cold. But it’s important to realize that today’s auxiliary heating systems can also be more energy-efficient than previously.
We’ll discuss the varying styles of heat pumps so you can find the ideal one for your residence.
Air Source Heat Pumps: Ideal for Moderate Areas
Air source heat pumps are the most used style 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 cozy throughout the seasons.
With changes in heat pump technology, these systems can now be added in a full range of climates. But it’s important to know that you will probably need an auxiliary source of heat if temperatures go below 10 degrees Fahrenheit. This may include a dual-fuel system with a gas furnace. Heating switches between the two to provide the most energy-efficient heating comfort all over your residence.
Due to the requirement for dual-fuel systems in cold climates, air source heat pumps are ideal locations without wide temperature fluctuations and more moderate heating demands.
Mini-Split Heat Pumps: Best for Rooms Without Ductwork in Colder Climates
Mini-split heat pumps are one of the most versatile styles of heat pumps as they don’t need ductwork. This means you can use them just about anywhere in your house, including a garage or addition. They’re also highly energy efficient, with the majority receiving ENERGY STAR® recognition.
Mini-splits work with an outdoor unit that connects to as many as four quiet, small indoor units attached to your wall or ceiling. This gives you the ability to have zoned heating and cooling, with accurate temperature control in each space.
Outdoor air on even the coldest days has some heat that your ductless heat pump can capture and transfer indoors. Depending on the model you go with, some cold-weather mini-split heat pumps from Mitsubishi can work in temperatures as frigid as -13°F.
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Best for Harsh Temperatures and Big Yards
Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of even subsurface temperatures to significantly reduce your heating and cooling bills, typically by 25%–50%! These systems rely on buried pipes to move heat to and from your house.
Geothermal is quiet and can run a long time—around 25 years for the indoor unit and approximately 50 years for the loop.
It doesn’t require a lot of maintenance and is great if you are in an extreme climate. Most of the time, geothermal does not have to have an auxiliary heating system.
However, you’ll need a lot of space and the correct kind of soil to put in the underground loops. It’s also important to note that installation costs around $20,000–$25,000 for a 2,500-square foot home. Although the installation cost is pricier, continuing energy savings might help the system pay for itself over time.
Because geothermal saves a lot of energy, installing it could entitle you to federal tax credits and other rebates from your community energy provider.
We Guarantee You’ll Be Satisfied with Our Heat Pump Installation
There’s a reason why we call our Matz-Rightway heating and cooling technicians Experts. That’s since they have an A+ when it involves helping homeowners like you find the right heat pump system for their house.
But their service doesn’t stop with heat pump installation. We back our work with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year, since we want you to experience the very best comfort available 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 could realize. Call us at 631-406-9220 to request your free home comfort assessment right away!
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