In conventional heating systems like furnaces and boilers, fuel is required to generate heat, adding to your monthly heating expenses. Heat pumps operate in a fundamentally more energy-efficient way. Instead of generating heat, a heat pump installation by the experts at (706) 914-1617 moves heat from one location to another. Available in a variety of models, they’re one of the most energy-efficient options when it comes to Augusta heating systems.
How Heat Pumps Work
Heat pumps operate on the same kind of technology as air conditioners, using refrigerant to absorb heat from the air. Because heat pumps move heat rather than generate it, they achieve optimum heating system efficiency, cutting home energy usage and costs by 30-70%. Most systems consist of an outside unit that houses most of the equipment and an indoor unit to distribute the conditioned air.
Air-Source Heat Pumps
Air-source heat pumps are the most common. While it may seem counterintuitive to look outdoors for a source of heat during the winter, there’s a surprising amount of heat that can be extracted, even when outdoor temperatures are as low as 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Geothermal heat pumps offer another energy-efficient solution. Beneath the surface of the earth, the temperature remains around 52 degrees, providing a constant source of heat. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, geothermal pumps are currently the most energy-efficient home heating option on the market.
Heat Pump Options
Many homeowners in Augusta are opting for an HVAC installation that will meet both their heating and cooling needs. Heat pumps fit the bill. They can also be used to enhance the performance of an existing heating system. Ductless models are also available, allowing you to heat or cool rooms when it’s not feasible to install ductwork, such as in an enclosed porch. Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® is pleased to offer dependable heat pump installations and service. Call us today at (706) 914-1617 for more information about how heat pumps can increase your comfort while decreasing your energy costs.