Will a Heat Pump Handle My Heating Needs?

dog-under-blanketProvided that it is properly sized and that it is expertly installed and serviced, then yes, a heat pump can definitely meet your home’s heating needs. Now, that may not seem like that great of an accomplishment when you consider just how mild the weather in this part of the country is during the winter season. It is worth noting, though, that the way in which a heat pump heats your home is the real benefit here. Well, one of many.

Our team excels in the installation and servicing of heat pumps, and we are happy to ensure that you are able to enjoy effective, reliable heating in Las Vegas. Be sure to contact a member of our team with any questions that you may have. There may not be a single heater out there that is perfect for everyone, but there is definitely a heater that is perfect for you. We’ll make sure that this is the heater you wind up with.

Efficiency Is Key

We don’t use our heaters in this part of the country anywhere near as much as we use our air conditioners, right? So we don’t really have to worry about how efficiently they’re working, right? Wrong! We may not use our heaters as much as our ACs, but that doesn’t mean that we should settle for inefficiency when we do need to heat our homes. Of course, when you use a heat pump to heat your home, that is never really going to be an issue.

A heat pump is one of the most efficient heaters that you can use to heat your home, because the heat pump does not actually need to generate heat in order to do so. Instead, it transfers existing heat into your home—though not as simply as, say, opening a window on a hot day. More on that below. Just keep in mind that our mild winters are exactly the type of climate that makes the heat pump such a great option to consider.

How It Works

Heat pumps aren’t just heaters. They are also central air conditioners, and that means that they use a refrigerant cycle in order transfer heat. In the summer, just like with a central AC, refrigerant evaporates in the indoor coil. This allows it to draw heat out of the air in the house, and that heat is released as the refrigerant is condensed in the outdoor unit. With a heat pump, a component called the reversing valve allows for the reversal of this operation.

Now, heat is drawn out of the air outside—and there is heat in the air outside, even when it’s cold. The outdoor coil serves as the evaporator coil, and the warm refrigerant is compressed before entering the house in order to further boost its energy efficiency. Then it is condensed in the indoor coil, which allows its heat to warm the interior living space.

While heat pumps can be used in areas like the Northeast, where it gets much colder than it does around here, they can start to lose efficiency when temperatures really plummet. Here, though, our winter temperatures are well within the ideal range for the use of this technology. Contact us with any questions that you may have.

G-O-E-T-T-L it’ll keep you cool but it’s hard to spell.