When it comes to heating your home, it’s important to know the facts about energy use and efficiency, your family’s continued comfort, any environmental impacts and possible returns on your equipment investment. Thanks to warm climate and mild winters in the Corpus Christi area, one of the best heating and cooling systems to invest in is an air source heat pump.
Air Source Heat Pump Types
- Most central heat pumps are split-systems, with one coil inside and one outdoors. Ducts that supply and return air to and from the home are connected to a centrally located indoor fan.
- Another type is a packaged system, with both the coils and fan located outside your home. Ductwork vented through an outside wall or the roof is used to deliver and remove air to and from the home.
- If your home is not equipped with an air duct system, air-source heat pumps are available in a ductless version called a mini-split heat pump.
Advantages of Installing an Air Source Heat Pump
- High efficiency units dehumidify indoor air better than standard central air conditioners, adding comfort while using less energy.
- New models are equipped with quieter, more efficient electric motors and variable-speed compressors that can handle cold weather temperatures.
- Heat pumps are safer to operate, as there is no fossil-fueled combustion involved and no emission of potentially harmful gases into your home or the environment.
- Heat pumps require less maintenance than combustion-based heating systems, although annual inspections by an HVAC professional is advisable.
- If you heat with electricity, an air source heat pump can trim your winter time electricity use by up to 40 percent.
For more expert information on air source heat pumps and the benefits of installing one in your Coastal Bend home, please contact our HVAC professionals at CCAC, Inc.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Corpus Christi, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about air source heat pumps and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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