With the cost of home heating fuel constantly on the rise, there's never been a better time to explore alternative means of heating your home. At McCarthy's One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer a complete range of heat pump installation services. We're heat pump experts and are eager to help you save money and energy through efficient and accurate heat pump installation.
About Heat Pumps A heat pump is a device that moves heat from one location to another location using a mechanical means. There are two common types of heat pumps: air-source heat pumps and ground-source (geothermal) heat pumps, with variations on both. Both can keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. An air-source heat pump pulls its heat indoors from the outdoor air in the winter and from the indoor air in the summer. A geothermal heat pump extracts heat from the indoor air when it's hot outside, but when it's cold outside, it draws heat into a home from the ground.
A heat pump's refrigeration system consists of a compressor, and two coils made of copper tubing, which are surrounded by aluminum fins to aid heat transfer. The coils look much like the radiator in your car. Like in a refrigerator or air-conditioner, refrigerant flows continuously through pipes, back and forth from the outdoor coils. In the heating mode, liquid refrigerant extracts heat from the outside coils and air, and moves it inside as it evaporates into a gas. The indoor coils transfer heat from the refrigerant as it condenses back into a liquid. A reversing valve, near the compressor, can change the direction of the refrigerant flow for cooling, as well as, for defrosting the outdoor coils in winter.
Air-Source Heat Pumps
An air-source heat pump can provide efficient heating and cooling for your home, especially if you live in a warm climate. When properly installed, an air-source heat pump can deliver one-and-a-half to three times more heat energy to a home compared to the electrical energy it consumes. This is possible because a heat pump moves heat rather than converting it from a fuel, by exploiting the physical properties of the refrigerant.
Benefits of a Heat Pump
Heat pumps are a great way to heat your home by drawing air from the outside. Just like an air conditioner, a heat pump can be used to cool your home. With a heat pump, there's no need for separate heating and cooling systems—the heat pump does it all. Heat Pumps are also better for the environment because there's no burning of fossil fuels. In fact, it's hard to come up with reasons to pass up our heat pump installation services.
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Save money and energy with a new heat pump from McCarthy's One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning. To schedule a consultation for heat pump installation, call us today at (402) 913-3444.