Yes, a heat pump will work in your home, and at Midwest Air Pros, we are eager to help you find an expert for the job.
Installing a heat pump in your Midwest home is one of the best upgrades you can make to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
This versatile equipment warms you in the winter and keeps you cool in the summer. It runs on electricity, with or without air ducts, and suits homes in all climates. A heat pump is more energy-efficient than other heating and cooling systems and can shrink your energy bills and your carbon footprint.
The professionals in our network of top-notch HVAC companies handle all kinds of HVAC installation and repair, including heat pumps. Browse the online list of our members and select a company that best suits your needs. We work with pros in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
Why Consider a Heat Pump?
Efficiency motivates many homeowners to opt for a heat pump instead of a boiler or a furnace.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says heat pumps cut electricity use for heating in half compared to electric resistance heating such as furnaces and baseboard heaters. They also dehumidify better than standard central air conditioners.
Heat pumps surpass gas furnaces and boilers in energy efficiency. For example, the best high-efficiency gas furnaces can convert up to 98.6 percent of the natural gas they burn into heat for your home.
Heat pumps are at least 100 percent efficient because they do not create fuel for combustion.
A heat pump’s outdoor unit absorbs heat from the air or underground and transfers it indoors through refrigerant. Inside the indoor unit, air blown over the hot refrigerant is heated and distributed through air ducts into your living space. The refrigerant returns to the outdoor unit, and the process begins again.
A reversing valve allows the heat pump to work in reverse. In cooling mode, it pulls heat from indoors and expels it outside, like an air conditioner. Electricity powers system components that collect heat and move it indoors or outdoors.
A Greener Solution
Gas-fueled furnaces and boilers exhaust carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur oxide, and nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere. Plus, the combustion process creates water vapor and carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.
Heat pumps are a top choice for heating and cooling if you are concerned about climate change because they do not emit gas and particulate matter into the environment. Using a clean energy source such as solar to generate electricity for your heat pump lessens your carbon footprint even more.
A high-efficiency heat pump can work in practically any climate. Using state-of-the-art inverter technology, the newest generation of heat pumps operates efficiently in Midwest and Northern states.
Is a heat pump a good fit for your home? Our Midwest Air Pros network members can determine if a heat pump is the best option for your comfort goals.
Ducted or Ductless?
Air-source heat pumps distribute heated air via ductwork in your home, just like a furnace does. If your home does not have ductwork, you can install a ductless heat pump system called a mini split.
The heat pump in a mini split is located outdoors and connects to one or more air handlers installed throughout your home. Each has a thermostat, allowing you to vary the temperature from room to room.