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Heat Pumps

There are plenty of sound reasons to purchase a heat pump for your home or business in Missouri, Kansas, and other parts of the Midwest.

Not only does a heat pump provide you with all your heating and cooling needs, but you will enjoy lower utility bills while reducing your carbon footprint. Heat pumps are easy to maintain, energy-efficient, and can pay for themselves quickly.

Our Midwest Air Pros experts can answer all of your heat pump questions—particularly how these systems can add comfort to your Springfield, MO, home while replacing your furnace and central air conditioner. Our companies work with the top heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) manufacturers in the industry, offering you the best products and services. We take great pride in working with our customers in creating inviting, safe, and comfortable living spaces.

How Heat Pumps Work

During the summer months, a heat pump works exactly like a residential air conditioning unit, using electricity to  move the warm air from your Des Moines, IA, home to the outdoors. In the winter, it can capture warm air from the outdoors and transfer it to your Omaha, NE, home. Even in cold temperatures, these systems can still capture outdoor heat to transfer indoors.

Heat pumps were always a viable option in milder regions around the United States—just not the colder climates. Thanks to technology, today’s high-efficiency heat pumps can keep you cozy on those cold and snowy Kansas nights!

Transferring heat rather than trying to create it is an enormous cost saver. According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), heat pumps today can cut your electricity use for heat by 50 percent compared to your conventional furnaces and baseboard heaters.

Types of Heat Pumps

You can choose between three types of heat pumps: air source, ductless, and geothermal. Each has its advantage in terms of installation, efficiency, and comfort.

1. Air-source heat pumps are the most popular systems around the country. They operate similar to a conventional HVAC system, using ductwork to distribute conditioned air. In some of the colder parts of the Midwest where winter temperatures consistently drop below 25 degrees Fahrenheit, an auxiliary heating system is recommended. Otherwise, keep a few extra blankets handy!

If you have air ducts installed in your home, and you are ready to replace your furnace and air conditioner, check out the benefits of this system. You save on energy costs and only need to maintain one piece of equipment rather than two pieces.

2. Consider a ductless heat pump if you are adding an addition that you want to heat and cool—but do not wish to extend the ductwork. Commonly known as a mini-split, these systems connect an outdoor condenser unit with several indoor air handlers strategically mounted throughout your home to provide the ultimate experience in ductless comfort.

You can install a mini-split in almost any room. They are easy to operate, simple to maintain, and they hardly stir up dust. These systems can complement your HVAC equipment or work on their own. When you have a remodeling project in mind or want to add that extra room, think about using a mini-split.

3. With a geothermal heat pump, you tap into the earth’s surface to provide heating and cooling for your Wichita, KS, home or business. Dig several feet below the earth’s surface, and you’ll find the temperature is consistently between 40 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit depending on where you live. A geothermal system works in harmony with the environment to provide you with an environmentally friendly source of energy.

Geothermal systems can be sized to heat and cool any home or commercial building in any climate. These systems can integrate with your existing ductwork, making them perfect for retrofits.

Geothermal is costlier to install, but it has some major advantages. A geothermal heat pump can reduce energy use by 30 to 60 percent, control humidity, and fit in a wide variety of homes. They will typically pay for themselves in four to seven years. Our Midwest Air Pros professionals can determine if this system is right for your Missouri home or business based on your lot size and subsoil.

Heat Pump Installation

An air-source heat pump sets up like a central air conditioner—your biggest decision will be in determining the right location for the outdoor unit. With a ductless system (mini-split), you need to determine the locations for the indoor units, and the best spot for drilling a hole to connect with the outdoor heat pump unit via a power cord.

A geothermal system has by far the most costs associated upfront. But again, the significant energy savings from a geothermal heat pump compared to a conventional HVAC system can quickly make up the difference within a matter of seven years.

Lot size and soil conditions factor into choosing the right heat pump system for your Nebraska home. You can count on our Midwest Air Pros experts to recommend the best system for your Idaho home and to correctly install it so it runs at peak efficiency for years to come.

Our courteous and knowledgeable professionals always follow best practices in terms of safety and conduct whenever they are working at a home or business in Kansas or Missouri. We know how to get the job done right.

Heat Pump Repairs and Maintenance

Since most of your system is underground, your geothermal heat pump is maintenance-free for the most part—assuming it was installed correctly. When a problem does occur, our Midwest Air Pros professionals will quickly address and resolve the issue.

Many of our companies offer 24/7 emergency repair services to be there when you need us. Our HVAC specialists receive ongoing training to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and technology in the heating and cooling industry. We never replace parts unless necessary, or if we can demonstrate significant cost savings. Customer satisfaction is our number one goal on every service call.

Preventative maintenance always plays a vital role when it comes to your heat pump system. When you upgrade your equipment and properly maintain it, you will add value to your Boise property. Check with our companies to see about our preventative maintenance plans tailored for your budget and needs. These plans help offset the cost of repairs, labor, and scheduled service calls. They give you peace of mind, knowing you have a trusted professional watching over your heat pump.

Learn More About Heat Pumps

Thanks to technology, heat pumps are a viable solution when it comes to heating and cooling your home or business in Kansas, Missouri, or other parts of the Midwest. Reach out to Midwest Air Pros and talk to an expert about the pros and cons of installing a heat pump system at your Iowa home or business. These systems are energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and easy to maintain. Call today to learn more about heat pumps, along with our other services and products.