Spring is right around the corner. Now is a great time to start thinking about preventative maintenance and determining how much longer your current cooling system will last. If your current system is on its way out, you may want to start considering your replacement options and planning a budget. Doing so will keep you ahead of the game and help decrease the amount of stress when replacing your system.
One replacement option you may want to consider is a heat pump. Modern Air Solutions in Bensalem, PA offers a variety of heat pumps and can help you find the right model and size for your home. Below you will find more information about what heat pumps are, how they work, and how they can benefit your Philadelphia home.
A heat pump works a bit differently than an air conditioner. Instead of burning fuel, a heat pump uses mechanical energy to transfer heat either into your house or out of your house. Depending on the climate where the heat pump is being used, a heat pump uses less energy because it is only transferring heat rather than creating it. A heat pump uses electricity to power its components, but not to create the heat.
When you contact Modern Air Solutions to install a heat pump in your home, we will install both an indoor called an air handler and an outdoor unit called a heat pump. The two will be connected by coils that help circulate the refrigerant that absorbs and releases the heat.
There is always heat present in the air, even when it is cold outside. Therefore, a heat pump can work during every season. However, if you live in an area where it is constantly hot or constantly cold, a heat pump may need to use more energy to warm or cool your home.
In Pennsylvania, the weather and temperature can change on a daily basis. One day it can be 50 Degrees Fahrenheit and the next it can be 80 degrees Fahrenheit. A heat pump can be beneficial in this type of climate because it can transfer heat both ways. Instead of continually switching back and forth between your furnace and air conditioner, you will only need to use your heat pump.
Since heat pumps don’t use fuel to create energy, they don’t use as much energy as the typical furnace. When choosing a heat pump, be sure to look at the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating. The higher the rating, the more efficient the system. Talk to a Modern Air Solutions technician to learn which SEER rating will work best for your home.
When you save energy, you also help lower your utility bills. If your current system runs on oil or gas, your bills may get pretty high depending on how the price of fuel fluctuates. A heat pump installed by Modern Air Solutions can save you more over time.
If you currently have an oil or gas system, you may have to schedule appointments to fill up your fuel tank. With a heat pump, you won’t have to worry about doing so as often.
Compared to some heating choices such as stoves or fireplaces, a heat pump can spread heat more evenly throughout your home. It can heat more than just one room or area. It is also a safer option if you have small children or pets in your Bensalem home.
Considering having a heat pump installed in your home? Contact Modern Air Solutions to learn more or schedule an appointment. You can do so through the contact page on our website or by calling (215) 490-3433