Advanced Features That Give Heat Pumps Improved Performance

Today’s improved technology has enhanced the year-round performance of heat pumps. These new features enable you to get the most comfort, energy savings and versatility out of such a unique appliance.

Compressor Options

The compressor in a heat pump changes the pressure of the refrigerant, which allows it to carry heat to and from your house. The newer Scroll compressor operates far more efficiently and quietly than piston compressors, and since it has fewer moving parts, it generally lasts longer. A dual-speed compressor runs at two different speeds, and when the temperatures are mild throughout the year, it runs on a lower speed most of the time, which lowers your energy usage.

Dual-fuel Heat Pumps

Some heat pumps switch from harvesting outdoor air to a compatible combustion furnace equipped with a burner that operates on gas or propane. These heat pump features combine the heat pump’s efficiency with the accepted dependability of heating with fuel.

Indoor Blower Options

A system that features a variable-speed motor in the indoor blower is able to adjust the speed of the fan to meet your home’s air conditioning needs. When it requires just a few degrees of heating or cooling, it will run on a lower speed, which is far quieter and circulates conditioned air more thoroughly. These types of motors can be scheduled to run nearly continuously, and because they’re operating at a lower speed, more air passes through the air filter daily. Indoor air quality will also greatly improve as more airborne particulates are trapped by the heat pump’s high efficiency pleated air filter.

If you’d like to learn more about these heat pump features and more, contact Airtron Heating & Air Conditioning.

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