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What Types of Heat Pumps are There?

Jan 27, 2023 | Heating

Energy efficiency is one of the top priorities for most homeowners, who are in the process of choosing the best heating and air conditioning system for their home. With the recent advances in the HVAC industry, there are many different ways to supply your home with a highly efficient HVAC system. Hansen Super Tech’s HVAC techs are the leading experts in Baldwin County on all things related to heating and air. 

In today’s article, we will be talking about all things related to heat pumps. We will discuss what they are, the advantages they offer, and understand the differences between the three types of heat pumps.  

What Are Heat Pumps?

Heat pumps are highly innovative and are probably the most sustainable way to provide heating and air conditioning to your home. This is because they extract heat from the earth via a pump system and transfer them into the home through a web of coils and loops underneath the ground. Whether it is cold or hot outside, heat pumps will deliver the optimal and preferred temperatures to your home to make you as comfortable as possible, and with a minimal amount of energy expenditure.

Advantages of Heat Pumps

Heat pumps provide many advantages to the homeowner. They are first and foremost, very efficient and optimize the atmosphere in your home. Since they use fossil fuels and energy, extracted directly from the earth, you will not need any additional electricity or gas to power your AC. As a result, your energy bills will be lower than with a traditional HVAC unit. 

Many of Hansen Super Tech’s HVAC customers who choose heat pumps for their homes also enjoy the quiet operation of the system. Because most of the components are underground, most of the sounds that they create do not travel very far. Furthermore, heat pumps are usually encased in noise-canceling insulation that also blocks off those sounds.

Heat pumps also require very little maintenance in comparison to traditional AC units and furnaces. This is another great characteristic of heat pumps which helps homeowners save a lot of money in the long run.

The Three Types of Heat Pumps 

Navigating the HVAC world of various units and systems can be very overwhelming. However, with the help of Hansen Super Tech’s HVAC team, this process does go a lot smoother! In general, most homeowners are shown three types of heat pumps when they’re in the process of making their decision:

Duct Air-Source 

Air source heat pumps operate by transferring heat between the house and the air outside. This is probably one of the most common heat pumps available on the market and is used widely in different regions of the country. It is one of the most popular HVAC systems in warmer regions, and because of recent technology advancements, even generally colder states get to enjoy the benefits of duct air source heat pumps.

Ductless Air-Source 

Ductless air source heat pumps operate in a similar fashion as duct air source pumps, except they are compatible with mini-split systems. These types of pumps are more commonly known as mini-split heat pumps. It is most applicable to those who do not have a central HVAC system, but rather use a ductless mini split. 

Generally, the heat pump that you use will most likely default to the type of AC that is already installed in your home. But, with Hansen Super Tech’s HVAC installation technicians, you will have the best guidance and assistance in creating an air conditioning system for your home that is most in alignment with your needs.

Geothermal Heat 

Geothermal heat pumps are most commonly known as water or ground-source heat pumps. These types of pumps create a lot of efficiency by exchanging the heat in your home with a water source. This provides a very economical and earth, friendly way of ensuring comfort in your home because geothermal heat pumps do not require any additional electricity or gas in order to enhance the comfort of your home. Instead, they use the natural resources that are already available in and around the house.

Contact Hansen Super Tech’s HVAC Techs

Are you in need of heating and air conditioning for your home? Contact Hansen Super Techs today to learn more about the options available to you.