Important Features of Heat Pumps
Was your cooling bill too high for your liking last year? Is your heat pump or central air system more than 10 years old? If it’s time for an upgrade, you may take advantage of greater cooling efficiency, comfort and more with the advanced heat pump features available in today’s high-efficiency systems.
Conventional heat pumps use a fixed-speed blower motor. These motors operate at 100 percent capacity. While a fixed-speed blower motor will certainly get the job done, single-speed motors are less efficient and noisier than variable-speed blower motors found on new high-efficiency heat pump systems.
Variable-speed blowers adjust airflow output in increments as precise as one percent. This ensures your heat pump maintains optimal comfort in your home while using less energy.
The compressor is responsible for preparing refrigerant to extract heat from your home. Conventional compressors use piston technology, which is quite noisy and susceptible to break downs due to having so many moving parts.
Scroll compressors utilize one stationary scroll and one rotating scroll to quietly and efficiently squeeze refrigerant for maximum cooling performance. With fewer and more reliable parts, scroll compressors last longer than their piston-driven counterparts.
Advanced heat pump features also include storage water heating capability when operating in “cool” mode. This is made possible with an add-on heat exchanger called a desuperheater, which heats water at a fraction of the cost of conventional electric water heaters.
Get the most benefit from your new heat pump with a Wi-Fi thermostat. Using your home’s wireless network, your heat pump may be monitored and controlled remotely with your smartphone, laptop or other web-enabled device.
With a Wi-Fi thermostat, you enjoy the benefits of a programmable thermostat, such as automatic temperature changes to match your lifestyle. In this way, you can save energy without sacrificing comfort.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues — especially HVAC and plumbing issues — so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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