Frequently Asked Questions About Heat Pumps
October 19, 2021
Heat pumps can be very efficient heating systems, and they attract a lot of attention because they provide air conditioning as well. There are heat pumps that use ductwork as well as those that do not require ducts, making these units very versatile.
While they offer many advantages, heat pumps may be unfamiliar to some people. Below, we have answered some common questions regarding heat pumps so that you can have a better understanding of how they work.
Can a Heat Pump Heat an Entire Home?
Yes. When configured properly, a heat pump can generate enough heat to warm your entire house. They work in all types of weather, so you can use them year-round.
Are Heat Pumps Effective at Cooling?
Yes. Heat pumps can function as air conditioners in the warmer months. They do so by using a refrigerant to absorb heat energy. The resulting cool air is moved into your home. In addition, they can dehumidify the air. This is especially useful in the summer.
Should I Get a Heat Pump If I Have an Existing Heating System?
It depends. Some heat pumps are intended to be used as standalone heating units, so these should not be used in combination with another heater. Other heat pumps, though, are designed to be supplemental units. They can be ideal if you have built an addition onto your residence.
Do Heat Pumps Require Electricity?
Yes. Heat pumps are powered by electricity. They can be relatively efficient in their use of that electricity, so it could be a smart move to get one installed.
Turn to Us
If you live in the Show Low, AZ, area, count on us for assistance with heat pumps. We can install, repair, or maintain your heat pump or air conditioner, and we offer similar services related to heaters and humidifiers. Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. has been serving the community since 1993 and employs skilled and knowledgeable technicians. Contact us today to set up an appointment or ask us any questions.