What Does a Heat Pump Do?

If you’re considering a replacement for a Springfield heating system that’s in need of heating repair, a heat pump is a cost-saving option. A heat pump installed by One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Springfield can be up to 50% more energy efficient than a top-rated gas furnace. With the average home in Springfield expending 30% of household energy on heating costs, a heat pump offers significant savings.

Instead of generating their own heat like conventional heating systems do, heat pumps move heat from one area to another. They work something like air conditioners in reverse operation. While air conditioners cool rooms by using refrigerants to absorb warm household air and direct the heat outside, heat pumps use refrigerant to absorb outdoor heat and conduct it indoors.

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Springfield offers several types of heat pumps. Air-source heat pumps pull heat from the air outside and bring it inside your home. They are highly effective in areas where outdoor temperature rarely fall below 30 degree Fahrenheit. Absorption heat pumps work the same way as air-source pumps except that they’re powered by a source like natural gas.

Geothermal heat pumps are ground-source devices that pull heat from the earth instead of the air. The temperature beneath the earth’s surface remains at around 50 degrees Fahrenheit year round, providing a constant source of heat even when air temperatures are frigid. These highly efficient devices can reduce your energy costs by as much as 70%.

The age of your system is important when you’re calculating whether it’s more cost-effective to repair or replace your heating system. Modern heating systems are far more energy-efficient than those manufactured a decade ago. The experts at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Springfield can help you determine whether you’ll enjoy more savings by replacing an outdated system with a super-efficient heat pump.

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Springfield not only installs and repairs heat pumps but also offers seasonal heating system maintenance to ensure that your new heat pump keeps your family comfortably warm for years to come. Call us today at (417) 344-2571 for all your home heating needs.