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What is a Heat Pump? Should I Get One?

March 10, 2022 | Blog

If you are in the market for a new heating and cooling system, a heat pump may be one of the systems you come across. Our team at Heblon Heating & Air Conditioning wants to ensure that you make the best choice for your home. We can provide trusted heat pump services to Meridian homeowners as a heat pump installation company.

Throughout this blog, we will explain what a heat pump is, how it operates and why it may be a good fit for your home.

What is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is a system that uses electricity instead of fuel to heat and cool your home. The pump will take heat from the outdoor air and ground and filter it into your home when looking for warmth. The system will take the hot air out of your home and disperse cool air when in cooling mode.

Because a heat pump uses electricity instead of fuel, this system can save you on energy consumption and, in turn, put more money into your pockets. Since this system does not generate its heat, it is ideal for warmer climates like Mississippi.

Three Types of Heat Pumps

There are three main types of heat pumps — air source, split ductless and geothermal. Having a professional technician help decide which heat pump is the right fit for your home is essential. Our team of professionals is ready to help you make the best decision for your home.

Air-Source Heat Pumps

Air-source heat pumps are the most common systems in residential homes. This heat pump system will use a refrigerant that moves throughout the tubing to absorb and release hot air as needed.

According to Consumer Reports, air-source heat pumps have reduced many homeowners’ heating costs by 50 percent. These systems are also known to be better dehumidifiers than standard central air conditioners.

Split-Ductless Heat Pumps

Split-ductless heat pumps are a perfect solution for smaller spaces. These units contain one outdoor unit and one to four indoor units. The indoor units are typically placed high on a wall or ceiling and operated via remote control. Because these systems do not use ductwork, they are perfect for smaller spaces.

Geothermal Heat Pumps

Geothermal heat pumps, also known as ground or water sources, move heat through pipes buried underground. These pipes use the ground or water source’s temperature to heat and cool the home. Consumer Reports also state that geothermal heat pumps can reduce your home’s energy use by 25 to 50 percent.

The installation cost can be pretty hefty, but geothermal heat pumps require little maintenance. With the amount that homeowners have saved on their energy bills, they are often paid back for that initial cost.

Contact Us!

If you are still unsure which system is the right fit for your home, give us a call today! Our team of professionals is here to help you every step of the way to install a new heat pump system.

When you’re ready to install your heat pumps in Meridian, we are your team!

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