Apex Mechanical is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Sedalia, MO, and its surrounding area. A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from indoors to outdoors or from outdoors to indoors. For homes with no access to natural gas, heat pumps offer an efficient and reliable solution for heating and cooling.
How Do Heat Pumps Work?
In the winter, a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer, the process reverses, and it will remove heat from your home and transfer it outside like an air conditioner. Heat pumps do this so well that many people in warmer climates exclusively rely on a heat pump for year-round comfort. For those living in colder climates, they use electric-powered heat pumps in conjunction with their gas or oil furnace resulting in lower heating costs.
Heat pumps work with a series of coils drawing energy from air, water, or the ground. In this way, they are very environmentally friendly and are the most energy-efficient way to heat and cool your home. Heat pumps also work extremely efficiently, because they simply transfer heat, rather than burn fuel to create it. This makes them a greener alternative to traditional gas or oil furnaces. Though you may think you’re unfamiliar with them, they traditionally heat swimming pools and hot tubs, so you most likely have come in contact with them and not even known it.
Different Types of Heat Pumps
There are three types of heat pumps: air-to-air, water source, and geothermal. As mentioned above, they collect their heat from the air, water, and outside-your-home ground and concentrate it for use. Call Apex Mechanical to discuss the basic differences between these types and which one would work best for you and your home.
Are Heat Pumps Expensive?
Installation costs of heat pumps are higher than with a traditional furnace or air conditioner, but the savings over time in annual energy costs make up for the difference in five to ten years. Performing proper operation and maintenance of your heat pump will also save you money, as you’ll use less energy, thus resulting in less cost. Be sure to ask your HVAC professional for the proper thermostat setting and the indoor pump’s fan operation. Not following the recommended guidelines can inhibit the maximized running of the pump and can degrade the unit itself. Regular maintenance can prevent degradation as well. Consistent filter changing or cleaning is necessary for a well-running heat pump. Seasonal cleaning of coils and fans go a long way in preventing poor energy efficiency that can end up costing you more money. The energy difference between a well-maintained system and a neglected one can be anywhere from 10 to 25 percent.
To determine the appropriate type of heat pump for you, which can be contingent upon the geography and climate around your Sedalia, MO or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 660-829-5909 or request service online for an evaluation.
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“It's refreshing to deal with a professional HVAC contractor who actually seems to care about the wants and needs of the customer; who takes the time to properly install and service their equipment, and who stands behind the products/service they provide. Unlike many contractors who simply want to rush in, throw things together and depart as quickly as possible, Rick and his team worked WITH us to ensure all our wants and needs were met in a timely manner. Replacing a central heating/cooling system in its entirety (heat pump, air exchanger, duct works) is no small matter…but the pros at Apex handled the old equipment's removal, installation of a new, high tech system, to include a thorough "ring out" of all mechanical aspects of the modern, up-to-date system, with professional accuracy and total regard for our heating/cooling requirements. The road to completion was made even smoother by the ease with which we were able to finance this project through the company's independent lending partner, Service Finance Company, LLC. Thanks to Rick and his team for helping make this major mechanical "renovation" to our home a flawless success. Looking forward to many long years of in-home environmental comfort!!”