For Culpeper, Virginia, homeowners, heat pumps are an energy-efficient alternative to traditional air conditioners and furnaces. A heat pump works like a central air conditioner in summer. In winter, they provide heat by way of a reversing valve. They are more efficient than furnaces and central air conditioners for several reasons:
Heat Pumps Are A Free Energy Source
Furnaces burn costly fossil fuel to heat your home. Heat pumps capture warmth from outdoor air and move it into your home for heating. Unlike gas and oil, the heat in outdoor air is free. If you have a furnace, you can still save money with this technology. Heat pumps deliver superior comfort with high energy efficiency at temperatures as low as 32°F. When temps drop lower, furnaces can provide backup heating. You’ll still pay less than you would with a furnace alone.
Most HVAC systems run only at full capacity. Multi-stage systems run at capacities between 40 and 100 percent. With longer and slower running times, these compressors can meet temperature demands precisely with a high level of energy efficiency. Multi-stage systems adjust output in gradual increments to maintain the desired temperatures. That results in an even flow of treated air with no hot and cold spots.
Variable Speed Motors
Variable speed motors are installed in air handlers. They push treated air through ductwork to heat and cool individual rooms. Working in partnership with multi-stage compressors, variable speed motors incrementally adjust fan speeds to fine-tune airflow and maximize energy efficiency. Excellent humidity control is achieved with slower fan speeds and longer running times. Because air is constantly circulated through the system, you’ll have cleaner indoor air.
The certified installers at Duct-Rite Mechanical, LLC, can equip your home with a state-of-the-art heat pump. To learn more about saving on monthly energy costs, call us at (540) 216-0545 to schedule a no-cost heat pump installation consultation.