How Do Heat Pumps Work?
Are you looking for an efficient replacement for your air conditioner this summer?
Have you considered a heat pump?
Don’t let the name fool you – a heat pump is one of the most energy- and cost-efficient ways to cool your home. It heats and cools your home the same way, by moving heat from one place to another. And it can save you money on your energy bills in a big way. If you need to replace your AC in Ann Arbor, a heat pump may be what you’re looking for.
How Does a Heat Pump Work?
A heat pump works by moving warm air inside or out using liquid refrigerant that circulates through an indoor coil and an outdoor compressor. In the summer, it absorbs heat from inside your home and moves it outside while returning cooled air back into your home.
In the cooler months, reversing the direction of the refrigerant makes the heat pump draw its heat from outside the home and move the warmed air into your home.
Lower Energy Bills
With the advancement of compressor technology, a cold climate heat pump can operate down to -15F. This makes Michigan a perfect place to install a heat pump as sole source of heat or as a hybrid system working with a new high efficiency furnace. If the temperature were to get too low for the heat pump to run efficiently, the dual-fuel system can switch over to the standard furnace for the duration of the cold snap. It’s more energy-efficient than a standalone furnace, saving you energy costs in the long run.
Which Type of Heat Pump is Best?
The two most common types of heat pumps draw heat from the air or ground. Air-source pumps are commonly used for residential heating and cooling. They transfer heat from the air inside or outside your home.
Ground-source pumps (geothermal heat pumps) transfer heat from the ground. They are more efficient because they rely on the consistent temperature underground, but they have a higher cost up-front.
Do You Need a New AC in Ann Arbor?
Call us at 734.424.9555 or contact us on our website to make an appointment to talk about your options for AC in Ann Arbor. If keeping your family comfortable and reducing your energy costs sounds like a good plan, a heat pump may be right for your home.
CMR Mechanical is a family-owned, licensed mechanical contractor based in Dexter, Michigan. We’re committed to honest, quality service. Our family’s business is keeping your family comfortable.