Heat pump installation and repair
20 Jul

Replacing your furnace and air conditioner with a heat pump

Are you looking for a more efficient way to keep your home warm compared to a traditional furnace? If so, a heat pump might be the perfect choice for you.

Although these devices work best in regions with slightly mild winters, they can be effective in most climates throughout the U.S.

What is a heat pump?

A heat pump is a device similar to a central air conditioning unit, which has two basic functions – heating and cooling. 

During colder periods, the heat pump moves heat from outdoors into your home. During warm periods, the function is reversed, as warm air is pumped from the inside of the house and moved outdoors.

Essentially, a heat pump exists as an energy efficient way to heat a home. Instead of creating heat or cold air, a heat pump simply moves existing air.

This is a very simplified explanation of heat pumps, as there are actually three different types of heat pumps: air-to-air, water source and geothermal. These different types of heat pumps come at different price points and achieve different levels of efficiency.

A traditional forced air furnace uses energy to create hot air and distributes it throughout the ducts in your home. The energy used to create this heat comes from the burning of natural gas or propane.

What’s so good about heat pumps?

If you are someone who is environmentally conscious, a heat pump may be the right choice for you.

Instead of relying on fossil fuels to heat your home, a heat pump absorbs energy from the ground and the air, and then distributes it throughout your home, in an energy efficient way.

The price tag of a heat pump may also be an enticing factor. If you are building a home or are gutting your house, a heat pump could save you thousands of dollars. Instead of installing a forced air furnace and an air conditioning unit, a heat pump only requires one unit to be installed, which handles both functions.

If you choose to install a heat pump in your new home, or switch from a forced air furnace and air conditioning unit, contact Plumbers 911 for any installation or maintenance help. Plumbers 911 will refer you to an expert local plumber, who can give advice, install and maintain your heat pump.

To all our friends and customers regarding COVID-19

We will get through this together To say we are living in “unprecedented” challenging times would be an understatement. We hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy. We would like to list a few pieces of information and websites that we think will be helpful for you during this time.

  • To get the most current information on the COVID-19 virus, please check the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) website at: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html
  • icon showing hand under faucet with large water droplets falling on hand Please wash your hands frequently. Washing with soap and water for twenty seconds is the preferred method, however when water is not available, please use an alcohol based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • icon of person covering mouth while coughing and a border separating from displeased person close by Practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away from another person.
  • For those of you with children that are looking for something fun to do, there are virtual field trips you can take with your kids that are fun and educational. Here is a link: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner

Plumbers are considered essential workers during this time and we will continue to work as our number one priority is to “protect the health of the nation.” Stay well, stay safe and we will get through this together.

Your Friends at Plumbers 911

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