What is a heat pump and how can it save you money?
In a moderate climate, such as the Upstate area of South Carolina, heat pumps are a perfect solution to year round home comfort. A heat pump is a mechanical-compression cycle refrigeration system that can be used to heat or cool a space. Instead of creating warm air, it simply moves warm air from one place to another. For example, if it is chilly outside, the heat pump extracts heat from the air and moves it inside to warm the home. Even air that seems cool has some heat in it and the pump is able to extract that warmth. In seasons where it is warm outside, it reverses directions and functions as an AC unit, transferring heat from inside the house to outside.
Since the heat pump moves heat from place to place instead of generating heat itself, it is much more energy efficient to run than a traditional air conditioning system. This saves you money on your power bill.
Finding the Right Fit for Your Home
At PECO, our trained service technicians can discuss with you whether a heat pump would be an efficient choice for your home. We can also discuss the products that would work best, such as the Lennox heat pump, depending on your needs. We recommend a Lennox or American Standard heat pump because these are two of the top brands in the HVAC industry, they are well-made products, and the manufacturers offer warranties. We look at each customer’s home and preferred inside temperature range to suggest equipment that will provide a comfortable interior climate. While we primarily recommend installing Lennox, we work with all heat pump brands and can repair and service all heat pumps.
PECO is specially certified in split system heat pump installation, repairs, and service. We can install a split system heat pump that functions as a heater in cold weather and as an air conditioner in hotter temperatures. This system will keep your home a comfortable temperature and save you money on your utilities bills. Contact PECO to discuss whether this type of system is right for your home.