While most U.S. homes are heated with a traditional gas furnace system, heat pumps offer an alternative energy-efficient heating system that runs entirely on electricity and can save you money on your energy bills.
The service technicians at Specialized Mechanical are qualified and trained to work on every type of heating system, and we take pride in offering our clients every solution available. We’ll take the time needed to review each option, so you can confidently make the best fit for whatever problem you’re facing.
With California’s mild climate, heat pumps are a great option for clients looking for alternatives to the traditional gas furnace system.
Heat pumps work differently than a traditional gas furnace system. Instead of using natural gas as energy to heat the air, a heat pump works by concentrating the heat that already exists in the air and transferring it to wherever it’s needed. This works in the winter by absorbing warmth from the existing air outside and redistributing it throughout the building.
In the summer, the process can be reversed and warm air can be absorbed from inside the home and redirected outside. This entire process is done using an electric motor to cycle the refrigerant throughout. This removes the need for natural gas entirely.
By redistributing heat, heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient and provide an all-in-one solution that has the potential to lower your carbon footprint.
Heat pumps offer many benefits over traditional heating systems such as furnaces or boiler systems. They’re versatile, tend to take up less space and can potentially save you hundreds of dollars a year in energy savings. Here is a short list of advantages you can expect by switching to a heat pump system.
Depending on your situation, a heat pump can easily be the most efficient, cost-effective heating and cooling method available to you!
There are clearly many upsides to heat pumps, but a system so versatile and comprehensive can’t exist without its downsides. While the overall operation and maintenance costs may be less, the installation costs of a heat pump tend to be more expensive. This can be a significant obstacle when already dealing with the high costs of major home repairs or new construction.
Heat pumps are not ideal for colder environments as a function of how they operate. Given that heat pumps absorb heat from the existing air, they can struggle to function properly when the air outside is significantly below freezing. Some heat pumps have an extra component that preheats the outdoor air before entering the unit. At that point, however, a traditional furnace system may be more efficient for your situation.
For the most part, California enjoys hot summers and mild winters, making heat pumps ideal for many applications in our area.
At Specialized Mechanical, we strive to provide the most high-quality Carlsbad heat pump installations possible. Our skilled technicians are completely qualified to assess whatever HVAC situation you may be facing. They’re fully equipped to provide you with the information necessary to know whether or not a heat pump is the best solution for you.
If you think your home or building might be better served by a heat pump HVAC solution, don’t hesitate to make an appointment today! We’ll have one of our employees sent your way to assess the situation in the most timely manner possible.