Heat pumps offer a number of advantages over traditional furnaces, especially during the depths of a cold Dayton winter. So, if you’re upgrading your home’s heat pump, you should take some time to research these advanced heat pump features, which can boost your system’s efficiency.
Two-speed compressors help smooth out temperature variations in your home. Generally, as with traditional furnaces, a heat pump is either on or off. On warmer days, the system will switch off periodically to avoid overheating your home. A two-speed compressor has two different heat outputs, so it can provide less heat when heating demands are low. This provides a more steady temperature and causes less wear and tear on the system.
Variable-speed motors similarly effect the amount of air the heat pumps deliver. Rather than always delivering the same volume of air, a variable-speed fan motor can deliver less warm air when less is needed and more warm air at cooler times. These two heat pump features can work in conjunction to offer smooth temperature maintenance in your home.
Desuperheaters operate during the cooling season when the heat pump is extracting heat energy from indoor air. Rather than venting this waste heat outside, a desuperheater will use it to warm the water in your water heater. In some cases, this can cut your water heating bills in half.
Scroll compressors operate more quietly than traditional piston compressors, and they also tend to last longer. In addition, they can improve the effectiveness of your heat pump in heating mode, bringing in an additional 10 to 15 degrees of heat. This can help decrease the amount of time your more expensive backup heat is engaged.
To learn more about advanced heat pump features, which can benefit your Dayton area home, contact Detmer and Sons, Inc. today.
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