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Selecting the Perfect Heat Pump for Your Philadelphia Home

Heat pumps often preferred choice of heating system over radiant or furnace heating systems, and it’s all for obvious reasons.
For starters heat pump provides forced air cooling as well as heating. It does not produce ozone depleting carbon emissions. Such systems are less costly compared to the cost of running conventional electric or gas furnace. Customers can cut heating and cooling costs in half.

Whatever the reason is, you might want to reach out to an expert in the field of home heating for professional help in sizing, choosing, and installing the perfect heat pump that painlessly addresses all your heating and cooling needs.
Having been in the HVAC industry long enough, our technical experience and expertise allow us to provide exceptional HVAC services for your Philly home.

How to Choose a Heat Pump for Your Home

heat pump unitNot every heat pump model on the market is the same. The best system is one that snugly addresses your budget and the specific air conditioning and heating needs of your family.
So at some point, you may want to carry out some serious heat load calculations in a bid to determine the right size of the heat pump to go for. Do this bearing in mind that the HVAC unit you install is supposed to both heat and cool your home. It’s important that you make sure your home is carefully sized out and all the crucial factors are taken into consideration before you can finally go ahead and select the most fitting heat pump for your home.

In quick highlight, you’re expected to look at your home’s insulation, the ventilation, weather stripping, the ductwork and the quality of indoor air components before deciding on the size and model to purchase.
But that’s NOT where it all ends. You’ll also be required to look into the energy efficiency of the system you’re about to purchase. Speaking of which, heat pumps arrive with two different ratings – SEER for the cooling efficiency and the HSPF for the heating efficiency.
Manufactured models rating currently starts at 14 SEER.  The higher efficiency comes with high initial installation costs, but lower energy consumption and savings over time.

So before you rush into getting any heat pump installed, it’s important that you take your time to look into the different heat pump options in front of you and how the decision you make is likely to affect you over the long haul instead of making the decision based on the short term benefits alone.

Lifespan of a Heat Pump

Heat pumps are consumers preference for their longevity. Majority of units nowadays last from 15 to 20 years. Compressor quality, amount of time system is running throughout a year, outdoor weather conditions, and regularly performed preventive maintenance all factor in HVAC unit lifecycle. Most equipment manufacturers offer 5-10 year warranties on the major parts, so your family is comfortable for a long time. However, to ensure efficiency, it’s recommended that homeowners only have them installed by certified professionals.

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How does the Heat Pump Work

So, how does the heat pump system operate? Here is very simple explanation: During wormer Summer months it cools down evaporator coil inside indoor air handler while getting rid of excess heat through outside condenser. With colder weather heat pump is producing warm air the same way, but through reverse cycle using reversing valve. “A heat pump’s refrigeration system consists of a compressor and two coils made of copper tubing (one indoors and one outside), which are surrounded by aluminum fins to aid heat transfer. In heating mode, liquid refrigerant in the outside coils extracts heat from the air and evaporates into a gas. The indoor coils release heat from the refrigerant as it condenses back into a liquid. A reversing valve, near the compressor, can change the direction of the refrigerant flow for cooling as well as for defrosting the outdoor coils in winter.”

What is heat pump article from our HVAC manufacturing partner Carrier – www.carrier.com


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