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5 Heat Pump FAQs Answered

Monday, November 23rd, 2020 at 11:00 am

question-markMaybe you’ve heard about heat pump systems but never really looked into what the big deal about them was. Maybe you know a little bit about heat pumps but you still have questions regarding how they work or what makes them so special. Whatever the case, we want to make sure that your questions and curiosities are answered. That way you have all the information you need to make a decision about whether a heat pump is a good comfort system for you.

So what do you need to know about heat pumps in Madera? There are plenty of things to know about these wonderful home comfort systems. We’ve selected some of the most frequently asked questions to help you get the answers you are looking for. Discover what you need to know below and contact us when you need heat pump services.

1. “What makes a heat pump different from a central AC or furnace?”

Let’s say you have a furnace and a central air conditioner already. You may want to know what makes a heat pump from these systems. Firstly, a heat pump is going to offer the comfort¬†of both your furnace and central AC system all wrapped up in one system. The other factor that makes heat pumps different is that they are a mini split system. This means they use an outdoor condenser but trade out the indoor unit for air handlers that are placed throughout the home.

2. “Is a heat pump only for heating?’

As you may have guessed by now, the answer to this question is no. Heat pumps, despite the name, offer both heating and cooling options for your home. This is because they can reverse the flow of refrigerant to transfer heat into your home in winter and out of it during summer. This makes them ideal for homes around here that may encounter cold winter temperatures that are interrupted by random heatwaves.

3. “How efficient are heat pump systems?”

Heat pumps are advertised as being highly energy efficient. This is because they are! Heat pumps operate more efficiently than a central air conditioner and use fewer resources than a furnace might. A heat pump mini split can reduce your energy bills by up to 50% depending on which systems you are trading out.

4. “Do I need ductwork for a heat pump?”

Ductwork is often thought of as a standard part of your HVAC system but did you know they aren’t mandatory anymore? That’s right! Heat pumps offer the unique advantage of being able to use your ductwork or being able to operate without them. Ducted or ductless, your heat pump will keep you comfortable.

5. “Can I install a heat pump myself?”

Another thing people often hear about heat pumps (especially ductless heat pumps) is that they are easier to install. While the labor involved in installing a heat pump may be less intensive than the labor of installing a central AC or a furnace, this doesn’t mean you don’t need a professional to get the job done. Make sure you reach out to a pro for a heat pump installation–only a trained technician can do the job right.

Contact California Indoor Comfort Inc to schedule your heat pump services or learn more about these systems. Where comfort and technology come together.

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