Heat pumps are energy efficient alternatives to conventional heating and cooling systems (such as furnaces and air conditioners). A single unit can both heat and cool a space effectively and has the potential to save you a lot of money on heating and cooling costs.
So many homeowners succumb to myths about their heating, cooling, and ventilation systems, believing them to be true. Don’t be one of them! By busting these myths and uncovering the truth, you will be able to save money and waste less energy at home.
The Bryant Evolution Extreme heat pump (Model 280A) is an industry-leading machine with variable speeds that provide maximum efficiency. With top-of-the-line heating and cooling performance capabilities, this system offers premium comfort for you and your family.
When making the decision whether or not to buy a new water heater, or even which new water heater to purchase, there are a lot of important factors to consider. You need to think about how many people are living in your home, the type, availability, and cost of fuel that will be used, and energy efficiency ratings of different types of heaters.
Are you looking to buy a new cooling unit for your home? Is your current system not sufficiently keeping you comfortable during those hot summer afternoons? Have you gone without for too long, and are you ready for a change for the better? There are many reasons for buying a new air conditioning system. Before rushing off to the store, be sure you know exactly what you need so that you can effectively, efficiently, and affordably purchase the air conditioner that is right for you.
Does your home currently rely on window air conditioning units to stay cool in the summer, or is its existing central unit on its last leg? If so, now is the time to address an important question. Which is the more beneficial option for long-term cooling, a replacement air conditioner or a heat pump? Both are much more effective than window units as whole-home options, since most window air conditioners are only made for individual zones.
If you have considered a geothermal system for your home in the past and decided that the initial expense was too high, now is a good time to revisit the question. You may benefit from the split geo systems now available, which can save you money by allowing us to utilize many components of your existing system. Many local utility companies serving Iowa customers provide rebates for geothermal (ground source) heat pumps. Rebates for installation by HVAC SAVE certified contractors have nearly doubled. Combined with substantial federal and state tax incentives, geothermal systems are offering an unprecedented return on investment for your home.
As the only Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer in Story County, Cyclone Contracting installs a lot of heat pumps in the Ames, Iowa area. We have found that our customers have many of the same questions. If you are considering a heat pump for your home, look over these frequently asked questions to acquaint yourself with the product.
How an air source heat pump works
An air source heat pump (ASHP) works by using liquid refrigerant moving through copper coils both inside and outside the home to transfer heat from the exterior air to the living space. Even cold air contains some heat. The refrigerant extracts heat from the outside air and evaporates in the coils located outdoors. It then flows to the coils inside the home, where it recondenses and releases the extracted heat. In warm months, the flow can be reversed so that the heat pump works as a cooling system.