Climate Masters Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pump Installation’

The Advantages of Heat Pump Installation

Monday, January 16th, 2017

There are a number of different heating system types on the market, each with their own set of advantages. If you’re looking for a new heating system to install this winter, consider installing a heat pump. Let’s go over how heat pumps work, and the unique advantages that they can provide.

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Signs You Need a New Heat Pump

Monday, July 11th, 2016

As we move further into summer, you may start to notice that your heat pump isn’t performing as well as it normally does. Maybe it just needs repairs, or maybe it simply isn’t able to keep you cool through another summer season. If your heat pump isn’t up to the task of keeping your home cool, you should replace it as soon as you can. You don’t want it to die on you in the middle of one of the hottest months of the year, after all. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to install a new heat pump.

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Why You Should Install a Heat Pump Before Summer

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Winter is over, and summer isn’t far off. As the days start to heat up, you’re going to want to make sure that your home is ready for the warmest months of the year. Part of those preparations is making sure that you have a good air conditioning system in place. If you don’t, now is a great time to have a new one installed. Before you go for that traditional AC system, though, you should take a look at what heat pumps have to offer.

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The Advantages of Using a Heat Pump This Winter

Monday, February 8th, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new heating system this winter, you may be tempted to go with something standard like a furnace. While there’s nothing necessarily wrong with that, it’s a good idea to take a look at the wider heating market. You never know whether another heating system type might be a better fit for your needs. Let’s take a look at heat pumps, how they operate, and how they can benefit you this winter.

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How Does a Heat Pump Differ from a Traditional AC?

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

When you need a new cooling system, there are a lot of factors to take into account. Of course, the initial cost is a major concern for many homeowners. However, the cost of operation, efficiency, and any additional features may be of equal concern. While you can purchase extremely efficient traditional central air conditioners, one type of system that may actually give you a little more bang for your buck is a heat pump. While the name sounds as though it is a heating system, a heat pump is actually a very efficient heating and cooling system.

Essentially, there are very few differences between a traditional AC and a heat pump. Heat pumps take advantage of the same refrigeration cycle, in which refrigerant, a chemical blend that easily converts from a liquid to a gas and vice versa, moves through the indoor and outdoor unit. As it changes from a gas to a liquid at the outdoor condenser unit, it releases heat into the air. As it changes from liquid to gas indoors, it absorbs heat from your home. A fan then blows cool air through the ductwork. This process continues until the home is cooled to the proper temperature.

In fact, heat pumps have all of the components of a traditional air conditioner but with one addition, the reversal valve. With most air conditioners, the refrigerant can only move in one direction. However, the reversing valve of a heat pump activates when you switch your thermostat to “heat” mode, allowing the flow of refrigerant to change direction. Now, instead of absorbing heat from the inside to move outdoors, it pulls heat from the outside to warm indoor air. In some climates, an additional heating source is needed to supplement the heat pump if there is not enough heat in the outside air. But this is unnecessary in Ponte Vedra.

Heat pumps have cooling efficiencies that are comparable to other air conditioners, and are very efficient for heating. This is because it takes less energy to move heat from place to place than to generate heat.

When you decide it’s time for heat pump installation in Ponte Vedra, call the professional technicians at Climate Masters today.

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Advantages of Replacing Your Old HVAC System with a Heat Pump

Friday, May 9th, 2014

A Florida summer is nothing to take lightly: you never want to head into one with a faulty, decrepit air conditioner about to sputter its last at any moment. If you have an air conditioning system that matches that description, or if it has already exceeded its manufacturer’s estimated lifespan, then you should grab these tapering weeks of spring to schedule a new installation.

However, you do not need to install another air conditioner. You have another option: a heat pump. There are some major advantages to opting for heat pump installation in St. Augustine, FL rather than a standard air conditioner.

Call Climate Masters today to talk to one of our trained HVAC installers abut heat pumps vs. air conditioners. Your home may be ideal for a heat pump, and if it is, you should let our experienced technicians handle the job of installing it for you before the summer arrives.

The heat pump advantage

The #1 benefit of having a heat pump in your home is that it solves two problems at once. A heat pump is both an air conditioning system and a heating system. It isn’t a packaged unit with a separate AC and heater put together; a heat pump uses the same action—moving heat from one location to another—to deliver heating and cooling. When you have a heat pump installed, you won’t need to have a furnace or boiler installed as well.

When it comes to heating, Florida is well-suited to take full advantage of a heat pump. Locations that experience cold climates can pose trouble for heat pumps, since they will struggle to remove sufficient heat from the outdoor air to move indoors. However, Florida rarely experiences low temperatures that could make the heat pump’s job difficult.

You’ll save money on your heating bills with a heat pump working for you. Because heat pumps do not burn energy to create heat, instead using a smaller amount of electricity to move heat from one place to another, they are more energy-friendly than furnaces or boilers. A family of four can save 30% off their energy bills with the switch from a furnace to a heat pump.

As far as their air conditioning power, heat pumps are the equal of any standalone AC of comparable size. You won’t sacrifice any comfort for the summer when you replace your current system with a heat pump, and you’ll also have your heating covered as well.

Find out if a heat pump is the best choice

A heat pump isn’t ideal for every home, since there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” HVAC system.

You can contact Climate Masters today to find out if you have one of those homes. Let us take care of you this summer with quality heat pump installation in St. Augustine, FL.

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