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So, spring is here and you need a new ductless unit for your home. It’s this time of year that lots of our customers ask us: “What is a heat pump?

A heat pump is a ductless unit that’s capable of both heating and cooling your home. It is designed to transfer heat from one place to another. On warm days, heat is extracted from indoors and transferred outside, while the opposite happens on cold days. Even at temperatures as low as -10°C, heat pumps are an efficient way to heat and cool your home while reducing your carbon footprint and saving you money on your energy bill..

What are the benefits?

Now you know what is a heat pump, but it’s important to understand the benefits.

  1. A heat pump can reduce heating costs by up to 50% compared to electric heating
  2. Heat pumps don’t directly create carbon emissions as they don’t burn natural gas
  3. They run more frequently to help make your home have a more even temperature
  4. A heat pump is a quiet home comfort system as they are designed to promote smooth and quiet airflow
  5. Heat pumps provide air conditioning too, so they can cool your home in the summer

Types of heat pumps:

mini-split is the most common type of heat pump. It means the heat pump is actually located outside of your home, while the air handling unit is located inside. The installation required for this type of heat pump unit is very minimal and is easily done in a few hours.

An absorption heat pump is designed for larger homes (over 4,000 square feet) and operates on natural gas, propane, solar-heated water or geothermallyal heated water rather than electricity.

Heat pumps for existing furnaces:

You don’t need a new heating or cooling system installed in your home to reap the benefits of a heat pump. Some heat pumps can be added to your existing furnace for use during spring and fall. This allows you to utilize much less power while running your furnace during these milder times of the year. A heat pump can help to keep your home more comfortable at a much more affordable price.

When it comes time to think about the way you’ll be cooling your home this year, this ahead to a heat pump solution that will also provide heating in the cooler months.

So, What Is A Heat Pump?

Heat pumps mean cost savings, energy efficiency, space saving, easy installation, wifi technology, programmable features, quiet operation and much more. For more information about heat pumps or to get a free estimate for heat pump installation or maintenance call Air Conditioner Pro today: 647-547-4049

In case you haven’t noticed fall is well under way. You know the signs: colder weather, leaves on the ground, sweaters everywhere, and of course you might think about turning on your heating system. If you have a ductless heat pump, fall is definitely the time to book a ductless heat pump maintenance appointment.

Importance of Ductless Heat Pump Maintenance

Your ductless heat pump is an investment, and as such you want to ensure that it lasts for as long as possible. With proper maintenance and care your ductless heat pump will run well for many years. It’s really that simple. Without proper ductless heat pump maintenance your heat pump can experience breakdowns and actually have a shorter operating life.

Benefits of Ductless Heat Pump Maintenance

There are numerous benefits to the proper care and maintenance of your ductless heat pump.

  • Efficiency: With annual heat pump maintenance your unit will operate as efficiently as possible. Maintenance ensures that your unit uses as little energy as possible to produce heat. The less energy it uses, the lower your energy bills will be, and so you save money each month. The chances are your ductless heat pump will operate for a long time without maintenance and still produce heat, but it will continually become less efficient as it gets older.
  • Reliability: Scheduling an annual heat pump maintenance appointment is the best way to give yourself some peace of mind that your ductless heat pump will operate when you need it to. While it’s not a matter of life and death if your heat pump doesn’t turn on, it’s frustrating and inconvenient to spend good money on a home appliance only to have it breakdown all the time. Proper maintenance will drastically increase the reliability of your ductless heat pump, so it will turn on and work properly when you need it to.

The fall is the best time to take care of HVAC maintenance, including your heat pump. Contact a Air Conditioner Pro HVAC technician today to book an appointment: 647-547-4049.