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A form of mechanical heating and cooling that utilizes a circulating refrigerant to remove and reject heat. In heating mode, the heat pump removes heat from outside and rejects it into the structure to increase the temperature of the space. In cooling mode, the heat pump removes heat from inside the structure and rejects it outside to decrease the temperature of the space.
Heat pump technology has come a long way since first invented. Newer-style heat pumps have high energy conservation ratings and can operate efficiently even at really cold outside temperatures.
Yes, heat pumps do have energy ratings. The two most important ratings to look at when choosing a heat pump system are the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating and the HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) rating.
The SEER rating is used to measure how much cooling a system achieves for the amount of energy used.
The higher the SEER rating, the more energy efficient the air conditioning mode of the unit is.
Alternatively, the HSPF rating is used to measure the BTU of heat output over the heating season against the electricity used. Again, the higher the HSPF rating, the more energy efficient the heating mode of the unit is.
Heat pumps are much less expensive to operate than electric heat and oil sources because instead of energizing an electric heating coil or burning oil you are energizing a compressor motor and a couple of fan motors. Choosing the right size and type of heat pump is crucial for saving as much energy as possible.
There are many factors that can affect the price of a heat pump. For example, the required size of the heat pump, the type and brand name of the system you choose and the location of your units (both indoors and outdoors).
We offer free quotes on many top brand name heat pumps at various price points, to help meet every budget!
We can supply and install all brands of systems but do recommend some more than others. Our top-selling brand is Fujitsu. It’s a high-end brand and comes with a high-end warranty. In saying that, we have options that will meet any budget!