At Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC, we can help you figure out which heat pump system is going to be the best fit for your home.
When you think about cooling your home, you probably think about air conditioning. But what many people do not realize, is that they can use the same heat pump system that can be used for heating for cooling purposes as well. The name “heat pump” might be a bit misleading. Because heat pumps can be used for both heating and cooling, many homeowners prefer them to heating and cooling systems that are separate.
What are heat pumps?
Devices that use energy to move heat from one location to another are called heat pumps. They are used in homes or businesses to pull heat out of the ground to transfer to the building. But by reversing the process, heat pumps can be used to cool as well. Heat pumps work in much the same way as air conditioners do when they are used for cooling purposes.
With standard heating and cooling systems, there must be separate systems installed that are designed to perform the heating and the cooling. But since heat pumps can easily perform both functions, they are both efficient and cost-effective at keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Part of this efficiency comes from the fact that the heat pump is not creating heat by burning fuel, rather the pump is extracting heat from one location and just transferring it somewhere else.
What are some advantages of heat pumps?
Heat pumps can be used for heating in a variety of different ways and are more environmentally friendly than gas burning furnaces. For instance, they are used to heat swimming pools and hot tubs. Heat pumps are the most efficient in temperatures that are not extreme and are an excellent investment. They can save you and your family a lot of money.
Many homeowners love using heat pumps to heat and cool their homes because they they are environmentally friendly, quiet, safe, do not take up much room,and because they heat and cool air more evenly than furnaces that burn using fossil fuels.
Advancements in technology have been continually improving the efficiency of heat pumps and at this point they are the most efficient heating and cooling systems that homeowners could invest in. This comes from the design of the pump itself and from the materials that are used to make the pipes, which are buried beneath the earth.
St. Louis Heat Pump Installation
There are several different types of systems, but for most residential uses, systems are called “split systems.” This means that there is an indoor component and an outdoor component. If you are seriously thinking about using a heat pump to heat and cool your home, contact Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC. We can help you figure out which heat pump system is going to be the best fit for your home.
Trane carriers a variety of heat pump’s that are both durable and economical. Call Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC today at (314) 471-7625 to get the details and specifications.