Cold weather creates an environment where settling into a cozy home that is kept warm feels enjoyable and allows family to spend quality time together. Luckily in the time that we live in, we are graced with the luxury of centralized heat in our homes. This modern luxury keeps us from experiencing the bitter and uncomfortable cold that families were forced to deal with before centralized heating was a standard in every home. Today, every home is equipped with some type of heat pump. A heat pump is any device that allows the transfer of heat from a lower temperature to a higher one. Heat pumps are a great tool to heat our homes and businesses but not all heat pumps are the same and some are more efficient than others.
Air Source Heat Pump
An air source heat pump is a heat pump that is usually fitted to the side of a building or home, drawing in the air from outside. The air source heat pump transfers the heat by means of compression and two coils made of conductive copper tubing. When the thermostat recognizes that heating is required, liquid refrigerant in the outside coil extracts the heat from the air and evaporates, passing into the inside coil where the gas returns to a liquid to produce warmth that can be pumped into the heating system. Air Source heat pumps are an efficient option and can save a great deal in energy costs.
Ground Source Heat Pump
Ground source heat pumps, sometimes known as geothermal heat pumps, draws valuable heat form the solar energy stored in the ground, which is then utilized to heat your home. Ground source heat pumps typically have much more efficiency than air source heat pumps due to the more constant temperatures that are found beneath the ground. While ground pumps are more efficient, they can be more expensive to install as they require a great deal of excavation work to lay the appropriate pipes.
Heat Pump Inspection, Tune Up, Adjustment, Installation, Replacement, Emergency Repairs & Preventative Maintenance in Las Vegas, Summerlin, North Las Vegas & Henderson Nevada
No matter what type of heat pump your home has, now is a great time to call in a professional for a maintenance inspection. Checking your heat pump for any potential problems before the extreme cold weather arrives is a great way to ensure that you and your family will be kept warm throughout the entire winter season. Regular inspection checkups performed by an HVAC professional is a great way to lengthen the life of your system and keep your home comfortable all year long. If you are experiencing issues with your heat pump, contact Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning today.