Home Heating – Carrier Heat Pumps – Heat Pump – Bend OR
Heat Pumps Provide An Efficient Alternative For Central Oregon
There’s a reason why heat pumps are gaining popularity and it has to do with savings and greater efficiency. Typically a heat pump can save you 15-20% in utility costs over a conventional system.
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Carrier Heat Pump – Live in year-round comfort! A Carrier heat pump is a great solution for your home comfort system. That’s because they work to provide both heating and cooling. Whether it’s the hottest day of the summer, or the coldest day of winter, heat pumps work day in and day out to provide your family with premium comfort.
How do they work? A heat pump moves air depending on the season. Heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space into a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. Inverter technology provides more heat to your home than ever before – even at colder outdoor temps. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, the pumps can provide up to 4 times the amount of energy they consume!
Understanding efficiency is instrumental to making the right choice of heat pump for your home. A heat pump has two ratings to be aware of:
HSPF – The HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) is the most commonly used measure of the heating efficiency of heat pumps. New heat pumps manufactured after 2005 are required to have an HSPF of at least 6.8. The most efficient heat pumps have an HSPF rating of 10. The HSPF is a heat pump’s estimated seasonal heating output in BTUs divided by the amount of energy that it consumes in watt-hours. Typically, a high efficiency air conditioner or heat pump pays for itself in savings in a few years. Heat pumps are also rated by SEER for cooling efficiency. Because we live in the Pacific Northwest, the HSPF is a more important consideration than SEER due to our longer heating season.
SEER – Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio is the measurement for your air conditioners cooling efficiency. Are you getting your money’s worth out of your air conditioner? Determining the SEER of your unit will help. The higher a unit’s SEER, the higher your unit’s energy efficiency, and the more efficiently your unit uses power. In January 2006 it became mandatory for all cooling units to have a minimum 13 SEER.
Follow these easy steps to make sure you choose the right heat pump for your home.
- Buy the most efficient system you can afford. Carrier has a broad range of heat pumps to choose from.
- Have your system properly sized – Our trained staff will always make sure to properly size the equipment to match your home and your needs.
- Seal your ducts – Make sure to have your heating contractor evaluate the condition of your ductwork so you aren’t losing energy.
- Properly maintain your heat pump – It’s the most important thing you can do as a homeowner. Maintaining your heat pump will help it run at peak performance and extend the life of your equipment.
Consult with us to see if this popular alternative to a traditional heating could work for you. Call and speak to one of our experts today: (541) 382-1231.
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