All your heat pump questions answered
What do heat pumps do? What is a ducted heat pump? What is the most effective way to heat my home? Could I be saving money? Homeowners find themselves facing questions like these all the time but have nowhere to turn for solid answers. Well, that’s where we come in. GreenSavers is here to help you out with it all.
Check out some of the more common heat pump-related questions we hear below. Still need guidance? Give us a call! We would be happy to help you with any concerns you may be experiencing. GreenSavers has your back every step of the way.
What Is a Heat Pump? What Do They Do?
A heat pump is designed to satisfy both your heating and cooling needs. How does it do this? Well, just like the name says: it pumps heat. In cooler weather, the device will take heat from the outdoors and pump it into your home and in warmer weather, the process simply reverses.
How does it pull heat when temperatures are low? Even on very frigid days, there is still heat in the air that can be extracted. No matter what, you will be all set.
What Is a Ducted Heat Pump?
Now, there a couple different options when it comes to which type of heat pump you install in your home. So, what is a ducted heat pump exactly? Is it better than a ductless option? Well, they both have their pros and cons.
A ducted heat pump works well for homeowners that already have ductwork in their home. They are efficient, effective, and convenient, and you will not need to worry about any ugly hardware affecting the aesthetic of your home.
Just be sure to have them regularly inspected and cleaned. According to the EPA, indoor air is typically two to five times dirtier than the air outdoors, and if dust, pests, or other debris accumulates in your system this will only make matters worse. Not to mention, your system will work much less efficiently.
What Is a Ductless Heat Pump?
A ductless heat pump is an option for those without any ductwork in place. It will be much less expensive than installing a bunch of vents, but keep in mind they are typically more ideal for smaller spaces as one unit will only heat the room that it is in.
That being said, you will be able to easily control the temperatures of the individual rooms throughout your home, which could lower your energy bills significantly. If no one is in one portion of the house, simply do not heat it.
What Are the Benefits of a Heat Pump?
Heat pumps are very efficient when it comes to keeping your home at a comfortable temperature and, when used appropriately, they can lower your monthly bills quite a bit. They are also safe to use, low maintenance, and they have a long lifespan.
Are you ready to take the plunge? Ask our team about your options today. We are eager to help you out every step of the way.