A heat pump is an increasingly popular way to heat and cool your home. It works by moving refrigerant in and out of the house, absorbing heat indoors and exhausting it outdoors to cool, and doing the reverse to heat. Heat pumps are valued for their efficiency, and the fact they run by electricity, so […]
Traditional HVAC systems use a furnace to heat your home during cooler months, and an air conditioner to cool your home through the summer. But this isn’t the only possible setup: depending on your home’s heating and cooling needs, a heat pump may be more efficient. Heat pumps save money because of a simple, powerful […]
Heat pump ratings are helpful metrics for comparing the relative energy efficiency of different makes and models. By evaluating energy consumption, you can also get a general idea of estimated operating costs.
Heat pumps offer a more cost-effective way to keep your Dayton home warm, but they need regular care to work efficiently. Otherwise, they’ll end up having to work harder in order to heat your home, which can result in a shorter life span and higher utility bills. While heat pumps usually don’t need maintenance as […]
If you’ve ever considered getting a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home, you should know that a generous federal income tax credit for geothermal heat pumps is available through the end of this year. While a range of energy-efficiency tax credits that were enacted several years ago have expired, those for geothermal and […]
Like your refrigerator, heat pumps are electrically powered appliances that place refrigerant through alternating low and high pressure changes to move heat energy. Using this technique to naturally move heat to condition homes is very efficient. Read on to learn how a heat pump works and to see if it fits your home comfort needs.
Proper installation is essential in order to achieve the promised comfort and energy efficiency benefits of modern whole-house heating and cooling systems. This basic rule applies doubly when it comes to installing and sizing a geothermal heat pump. That’s why it’s essential to work with a contractor who has experience in geothermal technology. Otherwise, you may […]
More and more American homeowners are making the energy-saving switch to geothermal heating and cooling. Professional installation by an experienced contractor is essential, as is correctly maintaining a geothermal system. Following are some important guidelines for any owner or potential owner of a geothermal heat pump system.
With spring here and the transition from heating season to cooling season, heat pump maintenance should not be neglected. If your heat pump is not properly maintained, it will waste energy and under-perform. This requires a mixture of homeowner maintenance steps and professional heat pump maintenance. Here’s what you can do.
Over the years, geothermal heating and cooling has developed a reputation as an outstanding source of home comfort. Unfortunately, that reputation has also been tarnished by several myths. Here are five of those myths and the actual facts.