Are Heat Pumps the Way to Go?
Depending on the size and age of the space will be deciding factors. For older model homes that have old ductwork, the benefits of a heat pump will far exceed the cost for heat pump installation. If the space needing to be heated has no room for ductwork then a heat pump would be the right route.
The average life expectancy for a heat pump is ten to fifteen years, and the upfront cost might be steep. But from the time the heat pump installation has finished till it gives its last blast you will have less maintenance than there would be with a standard HVAC unit. Less maintenance is required for heat pump systems. Not to say that there is not some maintenance involved. Heat pump maintenance should be scheduled once a year, whereas a normal HVAC unit needs it twice a year.
What are the Pros and Cons of Having a Heat Pump?
Everyone is on a budget these days. There are a lot of things to consider when changing major appliances. It is always good to weigh the pros and cons of any situation.
- PRO- Electric heat pumps are very energy efficient, so in time it pays for themselves.
- CON- Heat pump installation is costly.
- AIR QUALITY
- PRO- There are no ducts to collect dust to dirty air around.
- CON- Heat pumps are not particularly useful in extreme weather.
- PRO- Heat pump systems are safer than gas systems and require less electricity than HVAC systems.
- CON- The heat pump system mounts are somewhat larger than gas systems not including ductwork.
Heat pumps are not for every home or office space. There is a perfect system for every space. Research, research, research; stay on top of the always changing and evolving trends in HVAC systems.
What Does a Heat Pump Do?
A heat pump is a two-piece appliance, one is the condenser that sits outside taking the air that is there pushing it through a compressor changing the temperature of the air. The condenser is connected to an indoor wall mount called a cassette by a refrigerant line. The indoor mount pushes the condensed air out into space. For heating it does the same thing, only heating the air instead of cooling it. In warm areas, like Cypress, they work great for keeping those small areas warm or cool on those more-than-mild days. Since it does not get all that cold here, there is less chance for the extreme weather that causes pumps to not work. Those areas are recommended to have a back-up system.
Wrightway Comfort Has the Heat Pump Solution
Wrightway Comfort professionals are always available to answer any questions. Their knowledgeable technicians will give step-by-step guidelines for whatever system is needed. They know their business.