Air source Heat pump systems extract heat from chilly outside air and transfer that heat into your house? Heat pump technology uses refrigerationDiagram showing the inner workings of an outdoor condenser unit cycle technology rather than fuel combustion to provide heating during cold winter months. Extracting heat using this mechanical process is much less costly than just burning electricity.
Heat pump efficiency is rated as HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) which in an indicator of how man Btu’s a heat pump system produces per KW of electricity. Electric resistance heat only produces approximately 3.414 Btu’s per KW while heat pump systems will produce from 7 to 13 Btu’s per KW.
Upward-spiraling energy costs and technological breakthroughs have catapulted heat pumps into a popular, sensible alternative to conventional electric heat systems. Advances in technology have ushered in a new generation of energy-efficient and reliable systems that are winning over homeowners. Carrier Greenspeed technology is the most promising heat pump technology.
Air-source heat pumps do lose some efficiency at extremely cold conditions but those extreme conditions rare here in Central Texas Winters in the San Marcos, New Braunfels, Buda, and Kyle areas are ideal for heat pump application due to our generally mild winter temperatures. A new heat pump can save enough in utility costs to pay for the additional equipment expense within the first year of operation.
Does your furnace or heat pump need replaced?.
Do you want a new heat pump because your present one isn’t heating or cooling properly or is making too much noise?
You may find that a few simple repairs or some system service and maintenance are all that are needed to restore your indoor comfort an AirOne Heating and Air Conditioning ‘Total Performance Diagnostic’ can help you make the right repair/replace decision.