Consider a Heat Pump from MSCO Inc. Heating & Cooling
If you want to keep your home comfortable year round while paying less for utilities, a heat pump installed by the experts at MSCO Heating & Cooling may be just the thing you’re looking for.
Perhaps you’ve heard about heat pumps, but you’re not really sure what they are and how they operate. If that’s the case, we want to provide some basic details on how heat pumps work. And we promise not to get too technical with you, so please read on.
A Basic Explanation of How Heat Pumps Operate
Simply explained, a heat pump takes the place of a traditional HVAC system in cooling and heating your home. Once installed, a heat pump can cool, heat, and dehumidify your home, and it manages to do all this while using considerably less energy than a traditional HVAC system.
Providing a little more detail, like a traditional HVAC system, a heat pump uses refrigerant that absorbs and transfers heat. In the summer, the refrigerant in the heat pump absorbs heat from inside your home and cools your home by transferring the heat outside where it’s released into the atmosphere.
When summer passes and temperatures start to plunge, the system is reversed. The heat pump absorbs heat from the air outside your home – or from the ground if you have a geothermal heat pump – and transfers the heat back into your house.
The great advantage in this is that since moving heat is substantially easier than generating heat, the heat pump, as we said, uses substantially less energy than a traditional HVAC system to heat your home.
Do Heat Pumps Really Work in Cold Weather?
So, when temperatures plunge, how do heat pumps work in winter, and are they effective?
Actually, they do work quite effectively. Believe it or not, both outside air and the ground contain a substantial amount of heat even when temperatures drop substantially. Thanks to greatly improved heat pump technology, a heat pump should be able to keep you comfortable, no matter what Mother Nature sends our way in the greater Virginia Beach area.
Today’s improved heat pump technology that helps heat pumps work in cold weather includes:
- Improved coils and motors.
- Redesigned and greatly improved compressors.
- More efficient fans.
As a result of these substantial improvements in heat pump technology, one of today’s air-source heat pump systems, for example, should operate efficiently and keep you warm down to about -13° Fahrenheit. And while Virginia winters can be pretty cold, they’re not likely to be that cold!
Other Benefits of Heat Pumps
In addition to year round comfort and lower utility costs, other benefits of heat pumps include:
- Improved indoor air quality
- Quieter operation
- More uniform temperatures throughout your home
Contact MSCO Heating & Cooling for More Information on Heat Pumps
At MSCO Heating & Cooling we’re firm believers in the many benefits of heat pumps, and we offer our customers a choice of different brands of heat pumps. Both are among the very best systems available on today’s market, and they include:
- Trane – Our technicians at MSCO are Trane Comfort Specialists, with the knowledge and experience needed to advise you on the best Trane options for your home.
- Bosch – Bosch Thermotechnology has long been a leader in providing high quality HVAC systems to homeowners, and our technicians will be glad to explain their options to you.
In addition to heat pump installation, we also offer expert maintenance and repair services on all makes and models of already installed heat pumps.
To learn more about heat pump operation and installation, or if you need expert maintenance or heat pump repair services on your current system, you can reach us by calling 757-427-0016 or contact us online to schedule an appointment