What Is a Heat Pump?

What Is a Heat Pump?

Is a Heat Pump Right For Your Home?


What Is a Heat Pump?

Armstrong Air Heat Pump - What Is A Heat PumpA heat pump is a versatile and energy-efficient tool to both heat and cool your home. The primary function of a heat pump is to transfer heat from one place to another, depending on the specific needs of the season you’re in.

When it's cold outside, the heat pump pulls heat from outside and transfers it indoors to warm up the living space. It's like having your own guide that collects heat from the outside and delivers it to where it's needed most - inside your home! Alternatively, during hot summer days, the heat pump changes up its routine. It acts like an AC unit, and extracts heat from the inside and moves it outside, effectively cooling down your home.

This process allows the heat pump to reverse its direction and serve as a heater or cooler depending on your needs. One of the main advantages of installing a heat pump is its energy efficiency. By using the heat energy from the outside air, rather than generating it through electricity or burning fuel, it can significantly reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills.

Can a Heat Pump Replace My AC?

Yes! A heat pump can replace your AC, because it not only operates as a heater - but doubles as an AC! For complete central heating and cooling in a home, an air conditioner must be matched with a furnace. The main difference between AC units and heat pumps is that AC units do not have the capability to heat your home.

How Do I Know If A Heat Pump Is Right For My Home?

You may be interested in our heat pump services, but deciding on if a heat pump is right for your home or not depends on many factors. You should consider the following:

  • Climate: Heat pumps are effective in many areas, but are especially popular in milder climates that lack harsh winters.
  • Your Home’s Needs: A heat pump is a cost-effective solution for both heating and cooling. Do you need both, or just one of the two? 
  • Energy Efficiency: Evaluate your home's insulation to prioritize saving on energy costs.
  • Space: Be sure to check if your home has enough space for the type of heat pump you need. 

Ultimately, you need to weigh the initial investment against long-term energy savings to make an informed decision when installing a heat pump. If you’re still unsure, you can always give us a quick call at (720) 217-4801 with any questions you may have. 

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How To Install a Heat Pump of Your Own

We take pride in delivering a wide range of heat pump services, whether it's heat pump installations or regular maintenance - our skilled team has got you covered. From air-source to ground-source models, we've mastered the art of working with all types, ensuring that your heat pump operates at its finest.

With us, you can rest assured that your heat pump needs are in capable hands. Get ready to experience reliable and seamless heat pump services that are tailored just for you!

Do not let the absence of a heat pump leave you uncomfortable in your own home! Be sure to contact McCormick Heating, Cooling & Electrical to schedule an appointment and discuss how to install a heat pump of your own today. When you need us, we’ll be there!



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