10 Fascinating Facts About Heat Pumps

10 Fascinating Facts About Heat Pumps

Facts About Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are the energy-efficient heating system for homes and businesses that might be keeping you warm this winter. Although you might’ve never thought twice about your heating system, heat pumps are extremely important for almost all of your daily tasks, as they control the temperature in your house and allow you to control water temperature at home too. In case you wanted to know more about what’s keeping you warm this winter, read on to hear our ten interesting facts about heat pumps!

1. They’re Energy Efficient

Heat pumps are a very good alternative to traditional furnaces since they use cleaner electricity. This will reduce your home’s carbon footprint and get the same job done with less money spent heating your home!

2. They Last a While!

Heat pumps typically last up to 10-15 years, possibly even more with the right maintenance and care. With a strong, reliable system such as a heat pump, you’ll be able to save a lot of money in the long run repairs or even system replacement.

3. Units are Very Powerful

Depending on the model, heat pumps can heat up to four zones or rooms per unit. If you need less heat in multiple rooms, a singular unit can heat even more! Ask us about our zoning systems today

4. They’re Healthy

Believe it or not, heating pumps are actually beneficial to you and your family’s health. They have better filter technology that purifies air and dehumidifies the surrounding environment, which prevents sickness and other health complications.

5. Minimal Maintenance

Heat pumps don’t require a lot of maintenance.  While you might need to complete a bi-yearly check up on the system, most of the time, that’s all these systems need to continue running smoothly throughout the year. There are a few things you can do yourself like changing air filters and cleaning the outdoor unit, however Shannon’s Heating and Cooling provides professional maintenance where we inspect, clean, and make adjustments to your system bi-annually to keep it running efficiently and effectively. 

6. They Run Quietly

Heat pumps are some of the quietest HVAC systems on the market. They’re designed to make minimal noise throughout their function, so you don’t have to worry about any obnoxious sounds coming from your heating system when it turns on or off, or while it’s running! 

7. They’re Electric

Heat pumps use electricity to cool and heat homes in different ways despite the season. In the summer, the cool refrigerant coil is used to cool warm air from outside, and in the winter, the pump uses electricity to heat air as it passes through a valve and enters your home.

8. There Are 3 Different Types

Heat pumps can warm and cool your home in three different ways, so you can choose whichever version best suits your home and needs. The most common is the air-to-air heat pump that uses air from outdoors. The geothermal option is ideal for homes that have large yards, as it uses heat from the ground in order to heat your home. The last option is ideal for homes near large bodies of water. These water-source heat pumps draw heat from liquids and turn it into warm or cool air for your home.

9. Heat Pumps Are Convenient

Unlike other heating systems, heat pumps will increase or decrease the temperature of a room in seconds just by pushing a button. They can fully heat or cool down in a matter of minutes, and then will remain that temperature until you change the temperature yourself.

10. They’re Extremely Safe

Heat Pumps don’t use any flames or hot surfaces that could harm anyone in your house, even unsuspecting pets! They can also be left on while you sleep, and you can rest assured that you and your home are safe.

Contact Us

Shannons Heating & Cooling is your local American Standard Dealer in Pensacola, FL. We specialize in heat pump repairs, maintenance, and installations and can determine which system will fit the needs of your home, family, and budget. 

Feel free to call (850) 698-3101 or email us at [email protected] with any questions or inquiries regarding your home’s comfort this spooky season! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more helpful information regarding your home and HVAC system.  about heat pumps about heat pumps about heat pumps about heat pumps 

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