Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners for South Arkansas and North Louisiana. In the simplest terms, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.
Heat pumps have many advanced technologies that make them desirable options like two speed compressors that allow heat pumps to operate close to the heating or cooling capacity needed at any particular moment. Some models of heat pumps are equipped with variable-speed or dual-speed motors on their indoor fans (blowers), outdoor fans, or both. The variable-speed controls for these fans attempt to keep the air moving at a comfortable velocity, minimizing cool drafts and maximizing electrical savings. Another advance in heat pump technology is the scroll compressor, which consists of two spiral-shaped scrolls. One remains stationary, while the other orbits around it, compressing the refrigerant by forcing it into increasingly smaller areas which offers longer life and quieter operation. Heat pumps can also be equipped with burners to supplement the heat pump in the coldest winters.
Glenn Mechanical has a team of heat pump specialists that can help you assess what you need for your home. Our technicians are able to work on any make and model of heat pump if you are in need of your current unit being repaired.