What to Know About Upgrading Your Home’s Heating and Cooling with a Heat Pump
How Has Your Home’s Temperature Been Lately?

If you haven’t checked on your home’s heating and cooling equipment in a while, your traditional furnace or air conditioning unit could be working harder than it needs to. Could it be time for an upgrade from your current setup? A simple check-up on its efficiency could go a long way.

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How to Tell When It’s Time
Strange Noises? Outdated?

If your furnace or air conditioner is becoming unreliable, inefficient, or if it’s 15 years or older, it might be time to switch it out. If you notice excessive blower noises, or sporadic pops, bangs, or rattles from your furnace quite often—it’s time.

    Are Your Energy Bills Higher?

    If your bills have been on the rise lately, your heating and cooling equipment is likely working a bit overtime to make up for the inefficiencies that come with time, wear, and tear.

    Is Your Home Cold and Uncomfortable?

    Feel that draft? Hot stuffy air? Discomfort in or sporadic changes to the indoor climate are signs that your heating and cooling equipment has run its course.

    You’re Looking for an All-in-One Solution?

    By efficiently heating and cooling your home, a heat pump solves two problems with one convenient system.

    You Want to Improve Your Air Quality?

    Heat pump systems filter indoor air, capturing dust, allergens, bacteria, and spores. This reduces allergens and improves the overall air quality in your home.

    What Do Heat Pumps Do?

    Heat pumps use what’s called a refrigeration cycle to move heat from one place to another in your home. This means it’ll pump heat out of the house during the summer and into the house during the winter. An important thing to note is that it’s way more efficient to move heat around than it is to generate it from the source. And although heat pump efficiencies drop as the weather gets colder, they’re still often well over 100% efficient.

    Heat pumps not only heat your home two to three times more efficiently than traditional systems, but they also cool it off. These systems have continued to evolve and now, many heat pumps can effectively heat spaces in below-freezing weather. They are a reliable option for most homes. They also offer considerable energy and utility bill savings. Plus, their air filtration and dehumidification keep a home’s air much cleaner, reducing the likelihood of mildew.

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    Heat Pumps Come in a Wide Variety of Models and Designs
    Types of Heat Pumps
      Ducted Air Source Heat Pump Compressor

      Ducted heat pumps are generally the most standard type found in residential homes. These collect heat from the air, water, or ground outside the home and then concentrate it for use on the inside. They come in three forms: air-source, water-source, or geothermal.

      Ductless Air Source Heat Pump Compressor

      Also known as a mini-split, this option is convenient for homeowners who don’t already have ductwork to heat and cool their home. Unlike traditional systems that feed air through a system of ducts and vents, ductless systems are installed directly in the room that needs heating or cooling. This heat pump manages its functions with a heat transfer cycle that happens between the outdoor and indoor units, which are connected with a pipe.

    Dual Fuel
      Air Source Heat Pump Filter Replacement

      A dual-fuel heat pump is a hybrid heating and cooling system that combines the functions of an electric heat pump with a gas furnace to provide reliable, energy-efficient comfort all year round.

    Cold Climate
      Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump

      Specifically designed for colder than normal outdoor climates, these heat pump systems can work down to sub-zero temperatures to efficiently heat a home.

      Geothermal Air Source Heat Pumps

      Geothermal heat pumps source heat from underneath the earth and bring it up to the surface to concentrate it before moving it indoors. They are known to significantly save on energy and reduce harmful emissions when compared to normal fossil fuel appliances.

    Contact a Trade Ally Contractor Today and Get Started!

    Heating and cooling upgrades are made through a partnering Focus on Energy Trade Ally contractor who will guide you through the process and complete the installations. Partnering Trade Allies receive specialized training and resources that set them apart from other contractors.

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