What’s the weather like outside? While less extreme than in other parts, the climate in Asheville, NC, makes well-functioning HVAC systems essential for indoor comfort. Today’s heat pumps ensure your home or business stays comfortable on those hot summer days and cold winter nights. Explore the benefits that make heat pumps the leading choice for heating and cooling.
A Brief Look at Heat Pump History
Until the mid-nineteenth century, refrigerators depended on blocks of ice to keep food from spoiling. The arrival of heat pumps changed everything. Harnessing the power of refrigerant to remove heat from the air made it possible to maintain a consistently cool temperature in a closed environment. Once electricity became widely available, innovators adapted the technology to keep homes and businesses cool in hot weather. The central air conditioning systems that transformed modern life are testaments to the power of heat pump technology.
Heat Pumps Provide Both Heating and Cooling
Heat pumps keep you cool by moving heat out of your home or business. They can also transport heat indoors. Switching the setting on your thermostat from cooling to heating mode makes the system operate in reverse. Even when outdoor temperatures take a dive during the chilly seasons, they can capture heat from the air, condense it, and disperse it inside. A heat pump will keep you comfortable year-round, providing an all-weather solution for indoor comfort.
Heat Pumps for Every Application
Whether you live in a small, large, or medium size home or manage a large industrial complex, there’s a heat pump that will suit your needs to perfection. The most popular option for heating and cooling, central-air heat pumps use ductwork to circulate conditioned air throughout your home or business. Some models feature independently operating air handlers that let you maintain different settings in designated living and work areas.
Superior Energy Efficiency
When it comes to energy-saving heating systems, heat pumps beat fuel-burning furnaces, hands down. Moving heat rather than generating it allows heat pumps to produce three times the amount of heat energy. Another type of system that raises the ante utilizes energy stored below the earth’s surface.
One other option to consider is a ductless heat pump. By eliminating energy-wasting ductwork, ductless heat pumps are even more efficient for cooling. We’re proud to install ductless systems with Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings that far exceed the established efficiency standards.
Adding Up the Benefits
The less energy your HVAC system consumes, the more you’ll save on cooling and heating expenses. There are other financial incentives too. Federal tax credits available from now until December 31, 2032, can pay for up to 30% of your heat pump’s cost. Best of all, you’ll also enjoy an indoor environment that stays comfortable every day of the year. Here are examples of heat pump features that lower energy consumption while elevating indoor comfort.
- Variable-speed fans minimize drafts and maximize your energy savings.
- Multi-stage compressors save energy by running at the lowest speed necessary to keep you comfortable.
- Advanced expansion valves maintain your ideal temperature to within a fraction of a degree.
Your Local Heating and Cooling Experts
Proper installation is the key to making the most of your new heat pump. The system must be sized correctly according to your unique comfort requirements. Regularly scheduled maintenance is equally important. Proactive care from trained NATE-certified techs helps to alleviate the effects year-round usage has on the equipment. It saves you money too! Well-maintained heating and cooling systems work up to 25% more efficiently than neglected systems.
Serving the surrounding area for six decades and counting, Gentry Service Group is your premier choice for heat pump installation, repair, and maintenance expertise. For more information, explore our heating and cooling services, or call us today. Our team looks forward to showing you the latest advancements in indoor comfort.
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