Are heat pumps a good choice for the New Braunfels area?
Heat pump systems are comprised of the same basic components used in air conditioning systems with the addition of a reversing valve, defrost board, and refrigerant receiver. Special heat pump compatible thermostats are also used to help control the additional features of the heat pump system. Heat pump systems are much more energy efficient in the New Braunfels area than electric heat systems.
Air Source Heat Pumps
Air source heat pumps capture heat in the outdoor air and transfer that heat inside your home using the refrigerant in the heat pump system. Air source heat pumps can be two to three times more efficient than electric heat systems here in the New Braunfels area. Electric heat systems only produce around 3.414 Btu’s per KW while heat pump systems can produce from 7 to 12 Btu’s per KW. Heat Pump HSPF ratings.
AirOne Air Conditioning technicians are experienced experts when it comes to servicing, repairing, maintaining, or installing heat pump systems. Heat pump systems are commonly air source or ground source systems that transfer heat from one location to another. All refrigeration systems transfer heat. To turn a cooling system into a heat pump system manufacturers use a reversing valve that reverses the functions of the indoor and outdoor coils. In winter, the indoor coil of a heat pump gets hot while the outside coil gets cold.
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Ground source heat pumps capture heat from a series of pipes buried in the ground to transfer heat inside your home using the refrigerant in the heat pump system. These pipes may be in deep wells or buried in relatively shallow trenches. Unlike air source heat pumps who’s capacity, efficiency and vary with outdoor temperatures, ground source heat pumps maintain more consistent capacity, and efficiency outputs due to the consistent temperature of the the earth.
Call a New Braunfels AirOne technician with any questions you may have about your heat pump system maintenance, repair, or replacement – Call 830-629-3399