How Do Heat Pumps Work?
The refrigeration technology and electrical energy combined in a heat pump create a two-in-one unit that may be used for heating and cooling homes. Because the outside condenser and the indoor air handler are physically separated by a refrigerant line, heat pumps are frequently referred to as “mini-splits.” Each unit, the condenser, and the air handler have their own refrigerant line and are located in different parts of the home. Due to their ability to heat and cool a home without the installation of ductwork, heat pumps are often referred to as “ductless” systems, despite their exceptionally high-efficiency rates.
The benefits of having a heat pump
Your HVAC units account for a significant portion of your monthly energy costs. Here at Eco Temp HVAC, we want you to be confident in your decision when it is time to install your new heat pump. We typically install heat pumps, furnaces, and air conditioners for our customers, so we are always ready to help you when you make your decision. Here are some of the benefits of owning a new heat pump!
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how great new technology is if it is significantly more expensive than existing equipment. Fortunately, heat pumps are not one of them! Indeed, one of the key advantages of getting a new heat pump is that it is far less expensive to operate.
One of the primary causes for this is the fuel source. Heat pumps use electricity to transmit heat from one place to another using a refrigerant. This uses far less energy than burning gasoline and trying to harness the heat. Furthermore, with the addition of renewable energy infrastructure, electricity is a power source that is becoming increasingly efficient to create. In extreme circumstances, the savings could result in a 50% reduction in your heating expenditure!
This added benefit is often missed, but it is just as critical. Any gas-powered unit has the potential to leak carbon monoxide into your home. It’s a modest probability, but when multiplied by millions of houses across the US, carbon monoxide poisoning affects thousands of families every year. That’s not to say that all gas-powered units are terrible. It simply means that you must be attentive by keeping your CO2 detectors up to date and following up with regular maintenance. A new heat pump eliminates all of this hassle because it does not have the potential of a gas leak or CO2 problem.
New Heat Pumps
Eco Temp HVAC has been providing exceptional quality services and products to several households for nearly a decade. Trust us for industry-leading new heat pumps and services that will keep your home comfortable all year. As an award-winning HVAC business, we provide the reliable and cost-effective solutions you need to maintain a comfortable home temperature.
Professional new heat pump installation
Our innovative heat pumps at Eco Temp HVAC provide a revolutionary approach to heat and cool your house. Your home does not often need the high power of a standard furnace or air conditioner to maintain an efficiently cold or warm interior temperature. On those days, our heat pumps are the ideal, cost-effective solution for lowering energy costs while providing greater comfort and quiet functioning. Best of all, with our creative new heat pump installation processes, we can rapidly install your heat pump so you can start benefiting from its energy efficiency right away!
Learn more about our new heat pumps in the Chicagoland area
Keep your home comfortable while keeping your energy costs low. Choose Eco Temp HVAC for industry-leading heat pump units that may greatly increase the thermal performance of your home’s temperature while staying within budget. Call us to learn more, or fill out our online form to get your free quote today!
How heat pumps affect your heating and electricity bills
Each unit (also known as a one-to-one) heat pump used on a daily basis will increase your monthly electricity bill by $50 to $100. However, the heat pump will cut your heating fuel cost proportionally – for a typical home that uses 800 gallons of oil per year, a heat pump can reduce the quantity of oil consumed by 300 gallons. At $2.75 a gallon, oil costs $28.06 per million British Thermal Units (BTUs), the standard heat measurement in the United States. It would cost $14.71 to get the same amount of heat, 1 million BTU, using a heat pump using the current normal electric rate of 14.5 cents per kilowatt hour. In other words, heating your home with a heat pump is similar to heating your home with oil for $1.44 per gallon, or 48% less.