Heat Pumps in Chapel Hill, NC by Bud Matthews Services
Traditionally homes receive heating and cooling through a combination of a central air conditioner and a furnace in a cabinet that uses a single blower fan. However, there is a way that homes can enjoy heating and cooling using only a single system. It’s called a heat pump, and it offers several advantages beyond providing the convenience of year-round comfort.
The HVAC professionals at Bud Matthews Services provide comprehensive services for heat pumps in Chapel Hill, NC and the surrounding areas.
How a Heat Pump System Both Heats and Cools
A heat pump works much like an air conditioner: a compressor places refrigerant at high pressure, which then moves between a set of indoor and outdoor coils. Through condensation, the refrigerant absorbs heat in one location and then releases it in another through evaporation. What makes the heat pump different from the air conditioner is that it can switch the direction the refrigerant moves thanks to a component called a reversing valve. This allows the heat pump to change from an air conditioner (removing heat from indoors) to a heater (moving heat to the indoors). It only takes an adjustment on the thermostat to change the heat pump from one mode to the other.
Why You Should Consider a Heat Pump Installation
The most significant advantage of installing a heat pump is that it takes care of two comfort needs with one unit. There are other advantages to consider, as well:
- Energy–efficient heating: In cooling mode, a heat pump works at the same level of energy efficiency as a standard AC of the same size. But in heating mode, a heat pump has superior energy efficiency compared to most other heating systems. This is because heat pumps do not burn fuel to create heat, they instead use electrical power to simply move heat. A heat pump that’s well–matched to a home’s heating needs can mean hundreds of dollars in savings each winter.
- Safety: Heat pumps are among the safest ways to provide a household with heating. One specific safety feature is that heat pumps don’t use heating oil or natural gas that can create toxic exhaust. In fact, heat pump cabinets stay cool to the touch when in heating mode.
Call Us for Heat Pump Repairs and Maintenance
Although manufacturers build heat pumps to last a long time, there is no guarantee that they won’t encounter a malfunction at some point during its service life. For example, a failure of the reversing valve can cause a heat pump to become stuck in one mode. Whenever you have a heat pump that isn’t working as it should, you can call our technicians for repair service: we answer the phones 24/7.
We also recommend you enroll in a routine maintenance plan. Our routine maintenance plans provide biannual inspections and tune-ups to keep your heat pump operating as trouble–free as possible.
No matter what you are looking for in a heat pump service in Chapel Hill, NC, and the surrounding areas we are here for you. We ensure that you have the highest quality of work.
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