Heat pumps use energy from the air and ground to provide both warm and cool air to the home. Instead of using large amounts of energy to create hot or cold air, heat pumps utilize the Heat Transfer Principle, meaning they simply move heat from one place to another.
Using a small amount of energy they pull air from a low-temperature area to a higher-temperature area. In most cases, this means taking heat from a heat source such as the ground or air and transferring it to a “heat sink” – the home. WM Henderson provides heat pump repair and installation services to homes in areas of Pennsylvania such as Coatesville, Broomall, West Chester, and Conshohocken.
BENEFITS OF HEAT PUMPS
When deciding on a heating and cooling system for your home, a heat pump can be a great option. Heat pumps come with many benefits including:
HEAT PUMPS ACT AS THE FURNACE AND AIR CONDITIONER
Acting as both a furnace and air conditioning unit, heat pumps can both heat and cool your home. Not only does this provide efficiencies in operation, but it also eliminates the need to install and maintain an additional air system.
HEAT PUMPS PROVIDE SUPERIOR EFFICIENCY
With heat pumps, very little external energy is required to provide hot or cold air to the home. By simply transferring heat from one place to another, heat pumps are more efficient than traditional furnaces and air conditioning units. WM Henderson provides heating and air repair services near you in Broomall, Coatesville, Conshohocken, and West Chester.
HEAT PUMPS MAY DECREASE YOUR UTILITY BILLS
Heat pumps require little energy to run. They do not require the use of fossil fuels to provide heat and require only small amounts of electricity to run, which can significantly lower your monthly utility bills.
From operational efficiency to lower heating bills, heat pumps provide many benefits to homes in Pennsylvania. The heating contractors at WM Henderson provide heat pump repair, installation, and replacement services for the most respected names in the industry.
TYPES OF HEAT PUMPS
AIR-SOURCE HEAT PUMPS
Air-source heat pumps use an outdoor fan to take heat from the air outside, transferring it into the home. When the air is first pumped in, it runs through refrigerant-filled coils and is then pushed through your home using fans and the home’s air duct system.
To provide cool air in the home, this process is reversed. The heat from the home is pulled out and transferred outside. For this reversal to happen, air-source heat pumps come equipped with a reversing valve. This valve allows the heat pump to both heat and cool the home. WM Henderson provides efficient, trustworthy, and affordable air-source heat pump services in locations such as Broomall, Conshohocken, West Chester, and Coatesville.
GROUND-SOURCE HEAT PUMPS
Ground-source heat pumps pull air from the ground or underground bodies of water through a series of water or refrigerant-filled pipes. Heat is absorbed into the pipes and uses the water or refrigerant to transfer heat into the home.
Ground-source systems can either be closed-loop or open-loop. Closed-loop systems use looped piping to carry the same water or refrigerant throughout the system to heat or cool the home. Open-loop systems pull water from an outside source, such as an underground reservoir, transfer it through the system and then return it to its source.
QUALITY HEAT PUMP SERVICES NEAR YOU
Considering a heat pump for your home? Wm. Henderson offers heat pump repair and installation services in areas such as Delaware County and The Main Line to meet your needs. Our team of technicians will provide you with trusted, high-quality expertise and service, guaranteeing your home will be comfortable year-round.
When you’re in need of expert HVAC services, contact the team at Wm. Henderson. In addition to heat pump services, our heating contractors also provide repair and replacement services for furnaces, boilers, and ductless mini-split HVAC systems.
Updates to the Regional HVAC Equipment Efficiency and Testing Standards
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.
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