No matter how cold or hot it gets outside in California, you’ll be comfortable indoors with a heat pump. We install the most comprehensive, feature-loaded lineup of heat pumps. Their super-efficient technology provides savings on both gas and electricity. With quality installation, you can depend on energy-saving, cost-effective, reliable performance for years to come. Get a free estimate for heat pump installation.
What is a Heat Pump?
A heat pump uses the outside air to both heat a home in winter and cool it in summer. Installation for this type of system consists of two parts. The indoor unit, called an air handler, and an outdoor unit, that looks like an air conditioner, but referred to as a heat pump. A compressor circulates refrigerant that absorbs and releases heat as it travels between the indoor and outdoor units.
Are Some Heat Pumps Better Than Others?
Naturally, energy efficiency is important. But when making your selection, remember low operating costs are little comfort if service and repair bills are high. Don’t be sold on energy efficiency alone.
What Should I Know About SEER and HSPF?
The Department of Energy requires all air-conditioning and heating equipment manufacturers to evaluate and rate the efficiency of their equipment on a seasonal basis. These ratings are known as the SEER or, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, for air conditioners, and the HSPF or, Heating Seasonal Performance Factor, for heating equipment.
Heat pumps use both numbers. The higher the SEER or HSPF rating, the more efficient the heat pump. High-efficiency units cost more. But since operating costs are lower, the payback period may be shorter than you realize. A high SEER/HSPF heat pump also can add value to your home which is important to today’s energy-conscious home buyers.
Are Exterior Features Important?
Absolutely. Look for features such as a louvered, galvanized steel cabinet to protect the condensing unit from outdoor hazards. And make sure the cabinet is powder-painted with a high-quality enamel for improved durability and appearance.
Are Some Brands Quieter Than Others?
With some units, the outdoor fan can be a bothersome source of noise. Some brands have heat pumps that minimizes air restriction which allows the fan to operate more quietly.
Call Jones Heat & Air to schedule an appointment today for an estimate on a heat pump installation or replacement in Turlock, Manteca, Modesto, & Turlock, CA. You’ll be glad you did.
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