Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pump Installation’

How Do Heat Pumps Heat So Efficiently?

Monday, November 12th, 2018

question-markThe quick answer? Because they use existing heat to heat your home, rather than generate new heat. That doesn’t make much sense at first, does it? If there were enough heat in the air outside to heat your home in the winter, couldn’t you just open the window to let that heat in? Well, the fact is that heat pumps do use existing heat in the air outside to warm up homes. There is a bit more to the process than that, though.

The “process” that we’re really referring to here is heat transfer, and that transfer of heat is the key to the heat pump’s efficiency. When properly installed and professionally maintained, a heat pump in Asheville, NC, can keep your home comfortable reliably while also cutting back on your heating costs. So, let’s take a closer look at what the heat pump is actually doing when it heats your home. That will help you to decide if the heat pump is the right heater for you.

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Warning Signs That Your Heat Pump Needs Replacing

Monday, August 20th, 2018

heat-pump-techYour heat pump can last quite a long time if you take proper care of it. However, it cannot last forever. Eventually, there will come a time when you need to replace your system with a new one. If you don’t want your heat pump to permanently break down on you in the middle of summer, it’s probably a good idea that you know the signs your system is coming to the end of its life. The following are just a few of the indications that you should call for heat pump replacement services, before your current one gives up the proverbial ghost. (more…)

Why We Think a Heat Pump Is Great for a Spring Installation

Monday, May 1st, 2017

cooling-and-heating-house-symbolsWe often talk about how advantageous the spring time is for upgrading and replacing your home’s existing HVAC equipment. Like fall, spring is a transitional time of the year when weather patterns are milder, providing excellent conditions for taking out old equipment and putting in new, higher efficiency ones.

If you have an AC system you think is too old to handle another summer here in Western North Carolina (and if it’s older than 15 years, then it’s too old), having our professionals put in a new air conditioner in Spring will get you ready in time for the hottest weather of the year. It’s also easier to work the job into our schedule—and yours—during this time.

However, you may consider having a heat pump installed rather than an air conditioner. Here are some reasons we recommend giving a heat pump installation serious consideration for the spring. (more…)

Choosing a Different Type of Heating System for a Replacement

Monday, October 31st, 2016

We’ve recently looked into the question of when you should replace your home heating system, first looking into gas furnaces (the most common type of heater found in homes) and then boilers. In both cases, we focused on replacing a heater with another of the same type: a new gas furnace to replace an old gas furnace, for example.

But this won’t always be the case. When you plan on a new heating installation, you may consider going with a new type of heater altogether. You should always consult with professionals about this, since not every heating system is ideal for all homes. Below we’ve listed some possibilities for changing over to a new kind of home heater. This will help get you started thinking about your options. Call us to assist when you’re ready to make a choice. (more…)

Can a Heat Pump Effectively Heat My Home?

Monday, October 26th, 2015

We aren’t quite in the heating season yet, but one of the reasons so many of our customers have chosen to use a heat pump system in their homes is because of the convenience this device offers. What are we talking about? The ability of a single unit – the heat pump – to effectively heat and cool your home. However, some homeowners may have concerns that a heat pump in Brevard, NC may not be enough to warm their homes when needed. The truth is that our climate is perfect for heat pumps, whether it is 95 degrees or 35 degrees. Why do homeowners become concerned? Let’s take a look. (more…)

Arden, NC Heat Pump Guide: Benefits of Heat Pumps

Monday, March 11th, 2013

A lot of Arden, NC homeowners are growing more and more concerned about the efficiency levels of their home heating and cooling systems. This comes as no surprise, considering the high costs of energy these days. Many homeowners are looking for ways in which they can reduce their impact on the environment without sacrificing comfort in their Arden, NC home. Here at Comfort Central we think that both of these goals are worthwhile, and we can help you achieve them. Contact us today to learn more about the many benefits of heating and cooling your home with a heat pump.

Heat pumps are able to operate with outstanding levels of efficiency thanks to the fact that they do not need to consume a fuel source in order to heat and cool your home. This is because they instead utilize a heat transfer process, in which ambient heat is transferred into or out of your home in order to warm or cool it. Only small amount of energy is used in this operation, greatly reducing the amount of energy you use to keep your home comfortable. This high level of energy efficiency is not only great for the environment, but can also help you reduce the cost of keeping your home comfortable throughout the year.

Heat pumps are also a great way to supplement a heating system, as in the case of a dual fuel hybrid system. If you like the efficiency with which a heat pump works but you do not want to give up the dependability offered by a gas furnace, simply don’t. Contact Comfort Central and ask us about the installation of a dual fuel hybrid system in your home. Enjoy the great efficiency and environmental friendliness of a heat pump. Then, if the cold gets a little too harsh for your heat pump to handle, the gas furnace can kick on and make up the difference.

To learn more about the benefits that a heat pump can bring to your home, call Comfort Central. Our expert heating and cooling service technicians can help you decide if a heat pump is the right home comfort system choice for your Arden, NC home.