Heat pumps are an energy-efficient solution for heating and cooling needs in moderate environments. The mild winters and hot, muggy summers of Winder, GA, benefit from the excellent humidity control and cost-effective heating and cooling of today’s newest heat pumps. As you prepare for a heat pump installation, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Types of Heat Pumps
There are three types of heat pumps to consider for heating and cooling your home. They include geothermal, water source and air-to-air. The air-to-air type is the most common, and they include many energy-efficient features. The air-to-air heat pump transfers outdoor heat into your home during the winter. In the summertime, this process is reversed. The cooling process also dehumidifies your home, providing optimal indoor comfort and improved indoor air quality.
Lower Utility Costs
According to the Department of Energy, switching from baseboard or electrical resistance heating and a separate air conditioner to a heat pump could lower your home’s heating and cooling costs by 50 percent. When shopping for a heat pump, choose one with the highest seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rating you can afford. SEER is a measure of the heat pump’s cooling efficiency. The higher the SEER, the lower your cooling costs.
New innovations in heat pump technology provide increased comfort for your home. Many of these innovations also increase energy efficiency and extend the heat pump’s lifespan, saving you money on repair and replacement costs. The multi-stage motor is one such feature. It operates at the highest speed when there’s a big temperature difference between the thermostat and your home’s air. Otherwise, it operates at the lowest speed, lowering electricity use and reducing noise. The 2-stage compressor operates at the higher speed on very hot days, quickly lowering your home’s temperature and humidity.
To learn more about new heat pump technology and how it could benefit your home and comfort, check out Kovack Mechanical, Inc.’s heat pump installation services, or contact us for additional details.