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Our Heat Pump FAQ

Are you looking to invest in a heat pump, but you’re nervous about the technology? Maybe a simple online search just didn’t cut it, and you’d like a professional to walk you through how a heat pump works and answer your burning questions? Then this blog post is for you!

Sure, you can read an encyclopedia article on heat pumps, but it might take a few tries after you keep falling asleep from the boring language. We keep things light and fun on this blog, so we’ll try our hardest to give you an introduction to heat pump technology that’s fast and informative. Heat pumps in Daytona, FL are becoming more and more popular, and we’re jumping on the bandwagon.

Don’t just take our word for it, keep reading to learn about this technology and make the best decision for your own family!

“Aren’t Heat Pumps Just Heaters?”

Well, yes and no. Heat pumps are very powerful heating systems when your home requires heat, but they don’t function only as heaters. Heat pumps are exceptionally versatile because they can both be heating systems and cooling systems. In our area, this means they’re valuable because we require a lot of air conditioning, and only a bit of heating throughout the year.

“How Do Heat Pumps Work?”

Heat pumps work by compressing refrigerant from a gas to a liquid. This process allows the refrigerant to draw in heat when it evaporates, and lose heat when it condenses. This essentially allows your heat pump to move heat from one location to another! Isn’t that cool?

“Do Heat Pumps Work As Well As Other Systems?”

Yes! There are age-old biases that drive homeowners to invest in gas furnaces because they think they “work better than electric heaters,” but this just isn’t the case. Heat pumps are wonderfully efficient and, especially in our climate, they work well heating a whole home.

“Can I Install a Heat Pump Myself?”

It might be possible, but we’d highly recommend against this. Heat pumps are complex pieces of machinery, and they need to be sized appropriately to the area of your home. Not only that, but the lines of refrigerant have to be set up and the unit needs to be introduced to your ductwork.

All of this requires a unique specialization that only a professional HVAC technician has. If you try to install a heat pump on your own, you could run into some problems that would require a replacement or repair. Do yourself a favor and hire a professional!

“Can I Purchase a Heat Pump Even If I Don’t Have Ductwork?”

Absolutely! We install ductless heat pump systems for homes that are older or that just don’t have the space for air ducts. These units use up to four air handlers that can be mounted on your wall, ceiling, or floor, and they individually control the temperature of each room. If you’re looking to invest in this technology, or learn more about it, call our team for support!

Call Facemyer Air Conditioning and Heating to invest in a heat pump. Exceeding Your Expectations With Comfort. 

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