If you want to save money on your energy expenses, consider having a heat pump installed. Heat pumps can create a comfortable indoor climate during both summer and winter while using less energy than a traditional HVAC. In other words, a heat pump—despite “heat” appearing in its name—can warm and cool your home. Furthermore, professional heat pump installation tends to be more efficient than conventional air conditioning or heater installation, particularly in temperate climates.
The technicians at R.A. Dobson offer heat pump installation services throughout Ashburn, VA. A family-owned and operated company in our second generation, we stand behind our work with a one-year warranty on all services. Additionally, we respect manufacturer warranties. Our technicians can install, maintain, and repair the latest energy-saving heating and cooling technologies for your home. For more information, reach out through our contact page.
Below, we outline how a heat pump works, how it can save you money, and how to measure its efficiency:
How a Heat Pump Works
Heat pumps work by transferring heat from one location to another. Most air conditioners apply the same basic principle, but heat pumps perform this task more efficiently and throughout the year.
Although it seems to contradict common sense, warm air persists even when the outdoor temperature is freezing. So, even in cold weather, heat pumps extract warm air from outdoors and transfer it indoors. The process is reversed in hot weather, taking heat from inside the home and releasing it outside. Doing so keeps your indoor air cool.
Heat pumps can work with air handlers or furnaces to distribute air throughout a residence. Together, they are an efficient means of keeping your home comfortable all year long, transferring warm air through a small amount of electricity. Moreover, caring for your heat pump requires simple maintenance and switching from heating and cooling when seasons change.
How a Heat Pump Saves You Money
A heat pump saves you money thanks to its efficiency compared to conventional HVAC systems. By transporting warm air rather than producing heat, a heat pump uses less energy than traditional systems. Furthermore, a heat pump eliminates the need for separate heating and cooling systems. For every season, you can count on this one unit.
Two different rating systems measure heat pumps’ efficiency:
The Heating Season Performance Factor, or HSPF, is the standard measurement of heating efficiency. It calculates the ratio of heat output to energy used throughout a season. A device with an HSPF value of 8-10 is considered efficient.
A heat pump’s cooling efficiency is determined by the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) system. This measurement compares cool air output vs. energy input. Law requires new units to reach a SEER rating of 13.0 or higher, though the rating can go as high as 23.0.
If you’re concerned about the efficiency of your current heat pump, we recommend replacing it with a more energy-efficient one, especially if your model is more than 10 years old.
R.A. Dobson: Expert Heat Pump Installation in Ashburn, VA
R.A. Dobson has been helping customers in Ashburn with heat pump installation for over 45 years. Our certified specialists can install a new, energy-efficient system in your home so your family saves money and remains comfortable all year round. Contact our team by phone at (703) 481-3700.