Can I Use a Heat Pump Where I Live?

A heat pump is one of the most energy-efficient approaches to heat and cool your Medina home. That’s due to the fact they shift warm or cold air, rather than producing it. But not all homeowners have been able to use this energy-saving technology.

Previously, heat pumps were only recommended for moderate locations, as they weren’t as effective when temperatures were near or below freezing. When the heat pump couldn’t keep up, the heating system would then rely on more costly electric heat as an emergency heat source to keep the house cozy.

With modern technology, heat pump systems are now great for cold locations. Most can run well at much chillier temperatures, although some could still need an auxiliary heating system if temperatures dip too low. But it’s important to be aware that today’s backup heating equipment can also be more energy-efficient than in years past.

We’ll review the varying styles of heat pumps so you can select the ideal one for your residence.

Air Source Heat Pumps: Right for Moderate Climates

Air source heat pumps are the most installed kind of heat pump. They use an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler. These systems transfer heat from either the indoor air during the warmer weather, or outside air during cold weather, keeping you comfortable year-round.

With changes in heat pump technology, these systems can now be used in a wide range of climates. But it’s important to know that you will typically require a secondary source of heating if temperatures get colder than 10 degrees Fahrenheit. This may involve a dual-fuel system with a gas furnace. Heating alternates between the two to deliver the most energy-efficient heating comfort all over your house.

Because of the need for dual-fuel systems in colder climates, air source heat pumps are recommended areas without large temperature changes and decreased heating demands.

Mini-Split Heat Pumps: Ideal for Rooms Without Ductwork in Colder Climates

Mini-split heat pumps are one of the most adaptable styles of heat pumps as they don’t need ductwork. This means you can add them just about anywhere in your home, such as a garage or addition. They’re also very energy efficient, with most earning ENERGY STAR® recognition.

Mini-splits have an outdoor unit that connects to as many as four quiet, low-profile indoor units attached to your wall or ceiling. This gives you the ability to have zoned heating and cooling, with exact temperature control in each room.

Outdoor air on even the most frigid days contains some heat that your ductless heat pump can capture and send indoors. Depending on the type you choose, some cold-weather mini-split heat pumps from Mitsubishi can work in temperatures as frigid as -13°F.

Geothermal Heat Pumps: Ideal for Harsh Temperatures and Big Yards

Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of steady subsurface temperatures to tremendously lower your heating and cooling expenses, often by 25%–50%! These systems use buried pipes to shift heat to and from your house.

Geothermal isn’t disruptive and can work for many years—around 25 years for the indoor unit and approximately 50 years for the loop.

It doesn’t have to have a lot of upkeep and is great if you reside in a climate with big temperature swings. 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 install the underground loops. It’s also important to note that installation can run around $20,000–$25,000 for a 2,500-square foot house. Although the installation cost is pricier, lifelong energy savings may help the unit pay for itself as time passes.

Because geothermal is so efficient, using it may qualify you for federal tax credits and other rebates from your local energy provider.

Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed with Our Heat Pump Installation

There’s a reason why we refer to our Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning heating and cooling techs Experts. That’s since they have an A+ when it involves helping homeowners like you choose the right heat pump system for their residence.

But their labor doesn’t stop with heat pump installation. We stand behind our work with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year, since we want you to have the highest comfort available from your new heat pump.

And don’t forget about special offers, rebates and financing for qualified customers. Installing a new heat pump is even more economical than you might be aware. Give us a call at 330-305-2799 to book your free home comfort assessment right away!

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