Heat Pump Installation MN | Heat Pump Repair

Heating your home accounts for the biggest portion of a typical utility bill. In fact, heating and cooling costs the average homeowner more than $1,000 a year.

If you want to make a big dent in rising heating costs this winter, bring them back to earth with a high efficiency heat pump.

Cut Your Home Heating and Cooling Costs With A Heat Pump

A heat pump is designed to move heat from one place to another, transferring heat inside during the winter and outside during the summer. You win two ways. By drastically cutting your heating AND your cooling costs.

If you know how air conditioners work, you already know a little about how heat pumps work.

A heat pump works like a normal central air conditioning system. The main difference is that instead of taking the colder months off, the unit must work all year long.

When your thermostat senses a need for cooling, the fan in the furnace or air handler comes to life. This fan blows air over a coil containing refrigerant. The outdoor unit contains a pump which is called a compressor. This compressor pumps the refrigerant to the air handler where heat from the air is transferred to the refrigerant. Then the refrigerant is returned to the outdoor unit. Here another fan pulls air over another coil and the heat is transferred to the outdoor air. This process is repeated over and over until the home is cool.

To provide heat to the home a few components are added to the basic air conditioner. A reversing valve is added to change the direction of refrigerant flow. In the heating mode, this makes the refrigerant temperature higher than the indoor temperature. Therefore, when the refrigerant flows to the indoor unit, heat is transferred to the homes’ air.

There are both air conditioners and heat pumps that meet the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. The ENERGY STAR web site explains that “Though these products can be more expensive to purchase up front, the cost difference will be paid back over time through lower energy bills.” Purchasing efficient appliances is the most effective way to control energy costs. Products with the ENERGY STAR® symbol use less energy, save you money and help protect the environment.

Discover The Benefits Of A Heat Pump System

  • Low heating costs
  • Low cooling costs
  • Dependability
  • Comfort
  • Low maintenance
  • Easy operation
  • Environmentally friendly and safe

Heat and Cool Your Home Efficiently

Heat pumps efficiently heat your home in winter and cool your home in summer. During winter, an electric or gas furnace supplements your heat pump by providing the additional heat needed to keep you comfortable when outside temperatures are low.

If your furnace and air conditioner are 15 years or older, you can save even more with a heat pump system. A typical 1,500-square-foot, ranch-style home could have the following annual heating and cooling costs:

  • 60% AFUE* gas furnace and 6 SEER air conditioner $1,307
  • 80% AFUE* gas furnace and 13 SEER heat pump $455

Annual Heating & Cooling Savings $852 or 65%

Actual costs depend on the number of people in your household, your lifestyle, the size of your home, the efficiency of your duct system, heating and cooling equipment and the insulation levels in your home.

How heat pumps achieve energy savings and CO2 emissions reduction

Heat pumps offer the most energy-efficient way to provide heating and cooling in many applications, as they can use renewable heat sources in our surroundings. Read about how Heat Pumps can save energy and reduce CO2 emissions by 8%.

Download brochure on how Heat Pumps can cut CO2 emissions by 8%

A heat pump’s heating and cooling capacity should match your home’s heating and cooling demands to work most efficiently. An undersized system won’t adequately cool your home, while an oversized one won’t dehumidify properly and can make the house feel drafty in the winter. Ask a licensed Minnesota heating and air conditioning contractor for a heating and cooling load system analysis.

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