Land O’ Lakes Heat Pump Guide: Benefits of Installing a New Heat Pump

October 22nd, 2012 by Charlene Ierna

If operating your Land O’ Lakes home’s heating or air conditioning system causes you concern about utility costs or environmental impact you may want to consider the installation of a new heat pump. Heat pumps offer you the ability to both heat and cool your home in an efficient, eco-friendly way. Here is some basic information about heat pumps from the Land O’ Lakes heating and air conditioning professionals at Ierna’s Heating and Cooling.

How a Heat Pump Works

Heat pumps work on the principle of heat transfer. This means that, rather than consume a fuel to create energy, they absorb ambient heat from the air, water or ground surrounding your home for use inside. Only a small amount of electricity is used in the heat transfer process, meaning that energy use is greatly reduced and utility bills along with it. The process is easily reversed, too, so you can use your heat pump to transfer heat outdoors from your home when temperatures are high.

Types of Heat Pumps

There are few different types of heat pumps. Air-source heat pumps absorb heat from the air for use in your home or transferal out of your home. Water source heat pumps take energy from or return it to the ground or water on your property. There are a number of factors to take into consideration before having any type of heat pump installed on your property. Not all types of heat pump installations may be available in your area, so be sure to do your research before deciding which is right for you.

Offset Purchase and Installation Costs

An air source heat pump installation from a qualified service provider such as Ierna’s Heating and Cooling  is a great choice for many homes. It all comes down to efficiency. A high-efficiency furnace will cost more than a lower efficiency model, and the same is true of home comfort systems in general. The fact of the matter is that you can offset the initial costs of your heat pump heating and cooling system by reducing energy consumption.

When you’re ready to start exploring your heat pump options, call the professionals at Ierna’s Heating and Cooling. We’ll help you decide if a heat pump is right for your Land O’ Lakes home.

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