A heat pump is a split system that offers year-round comfort. In the summer, it draws heat out of your home to keep it cool, and in the winter, it draws heat from outside air into your home to keep it warm. Like a central air conditioning system, it includes a compressor, a fan, outdoor coil, indoor coil, and a refrigerant. The efficiency of Heat Pumps is rated using SEER (for cooling efficiency) and HSPF (for heating efficiency). A Heat Pump uses electricity as its power source.
The basic components of a heat pump system are:
- An outdoor Heat Pump section
- A matching indoor Air Handler or Gas (natural or propane) or Oil Furnace with coil
- Ductwork to transfer the heated or cooled air throughout the home.
Boucher Energy installs American Standard Heat Pumps and Bosch Heat Pumps. Check out other options for Heat Pumps on the Geothermal Heat Pumps page and Mitsubishi Electric Heating & Air Conditioning page.
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