Will a Heat Pump Work in My Location?

A heat pump is one of the most energy-efficient approaches to heat and cool your Pierre home. That’s due to the fact they transfer warm or cold air, rather than producing it. But not everyone has been able to take advantage of this energy-saving technology.

In the past, heat pumps were only advised for warmer areas, since they weren’t as effective when temperatures were around or below freezing. When the heat pump couldn’t match demand, the heating system would then rely on more costly electric heat as a secondary heat source to keep the house comfortable.

With updated technology, heat pump systems are now ideal for chillier regions. Most can operate well at much chillier temperatures, although some may still need an auxiliary heating system if temperatures get too chilly. But it’s crucial to realize that today’s emergency heating solutions can also be more energy-efficient than in years past.

We’ll discuss the different styles of heat pumps so you can select the best one for your residence.

Air Source Heat Pumps: Ideal for Moderate Areas

Air source heat pumps are the most installed kind of heat pump. They use an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler. These systems shift heat from either the indoor air during the warmer weather, or outside air during cold weather, keeping you cozy year-round.

With advances in heat pump technology, these systems can now be installed in a full range of climates. But it’s important to be aware that you will probably have to have a backup source of heat if temperatures go below 10 degrees Fahrenheit. This may entail a dual-fuel system with a gas furnace. Heating alternates between the two to provide the most energy-efficient heating comfort across your residence.

Due to the need for dual-fuel systems in cold climates, air source heat pumps are best suited for areas without big temperature changes and more moderate heating needs.

Mini-Split Heat Pumps: Recommended for Rooms Without Ductwork in Chillier Climates

Mini-split heat pumps are one of the most versatile styles of heat pumps since they don’t have to have ductwork. This means you can add them just about anywhere in your house, like a garage or addition. They’re also highly energy efficient, with many earning ENERGY STAR® status.

Mini-splits use an outdoor unit that links to as many as four quiet, low-profile indoor units fixed on your wall or ceiling. This provides you with zoned heating and cooling, with exact temperature control in each space.

Outdoor air on even the coldest days contains some heat that your ductless heat pump can catch and send indoors. Depending on the model you select, some cold-weather mini-split heat pumps from Mitsubishi can operate in temperatures as frigid as -13°F.

Geothermal Heat Pumps: Ideal for Harsh Temperatures and Spacious Yards

Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of even underground temperatures to drastically reduce your heating and cooling costs, usually by 25%–50%! These systems have buried pipes to transfer heat to and from your home.

Geothermal isn’t disruptive and can work a long time—around 25 years for the indoor unit and around 50 years for the loop.

It doesn’t require a lot of service and is ideal if you are in a climate with big temperature swings. A lot of the time, geothermal does not require an auxiliary heating system.

However, you’ll need a good amount of space and the right kind of soil to install the underground loops. You should also know that installation can run around $20,000–$25,000 for a 2,500-square foot house. Although the installation cost is pricier, ongoing energy savings may help the geothermal pay for itself over time.

As geothermal saves a lot of energy, using it may qualify you for federal tax credits and other rebates from your area energy provider.

Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed with Our Heat Pump Installation

There’s a reason why we named our Peitz Service Experts heating and cooling specialists Experts. That’s due to the fact they have an A+ when it comes to helping homeowners like you find the right heat pump system for their home.

But their service doesn’t quit with heat pump installation. We back our work with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year, because we want you to have the very best comfort you can receive from your new heat pump.

And don’t forget about special offers, rebates and financing for qualified customers. Installing a new heat pump is even more affordable than you might think it is. Call us at 605-223-0307 to book your free home comfort assessment today!


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