Heat Pump Installation
Energy spent heating and cooling your home isn’t cheap, so it’s important that you have a system in place that is energy efficient while still providing the best possible temperature control. For this reason, an increasing number of homeowners are choosing heat pumps for their home comfort needs. These systems offer all–in–one comfort, a lower cost of operation and simpler annual maintenance.
If you’re interested in adding a heat pump to your home comfort system, call DB Heating & Cooling. Our Bergen County area heat pump installation technicians have years of experience helping home owners select systems that will meet their budgets and home comfort needs. After you’ve selected a heat pump, we can have it in place in no time, ensuring your family’s year round comfort.
Heat Pump Installation Tip
The placement of your heat pump outdoor unit can actually have an effect on its energy efficiency. Your heat pump should be placed in the shade protected from high wind. You should also remember that though heat pumps are much quieter than they were thirty years ago, the fan and compressor will still make some noise. Be sure to place the outdoor unit of your heat pump away from your windows. While it might not seem like a big deal, where you put your heat pump outside can have an impact on your utility bills and your home’s comfort.
Heat Pump Operation
A heat pump is unique from other home comfort systems because it offers both heating and air conditioning. You may be surprised to find that you already have at least one heat pump in your home as the same technology is actually used in your refrigerator and freezer.
A heat pump is simply a device that uses a compressor and condenser to transfer heat from one environment to another. In the case of your refrigerator or air conditioner, that heat is removed to keep the interior cold. However, the same process can work in reverse, drawing hidden warmth from outside air and bringing it inside to keep you warm in the winter.
A heat pump is unique in its ability to provide both heating and AC, allowing you to use just one device to keep your home comfortable year–round. And because modern heat pump technology is so much more energy efficient than in years past, you can save a tremendous amount of money on your monthly bills if you have a heat pump installed as a replacement to an older system or if gas and oil prices in your area are very high.
Heat Pump Options
To choose a heat pump, you must first determine how much heating and AC your home needs. To do this, a professional will perform a heat load calculation on your home. Using the capacity of your current heating and cooling systems, combined with square footage of your home, your insulation, number of rooms and current air handler system, we can determine the capacity needed to keep your home comfortable while minimizing costs.
We will also determine if your current system needs any upgrades to accommodate a new heat pump. While not common, we may need to upgrade or adjust your air handler and ductwork to accommodate your new heat pump.
Professional Heat Pump Installers
Installing a new heat pump is a relatively simple process, but one that should only be attempted by trained professionals. Just selecting a model requires a lot of research and careful analysis of your home’s heating and cooling needs. If you’re considering a heat pump for year–round home comfort, call the heat pump experts at DB Heating & Cooling. We have the training and equipment needed to do the job right every time, and our technicians have years of experience installing heat pumps in Bergen County, NJ area homes.