What Temps Do Heat Pumps Work In?

A heat pump is one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool your Jackson residence. That’s since they shift warm or cold air, as opposed to creating it. But not all families have been able to enjoy this energy-saving technology.

At one time, heat pumps were only suggested for warmer areas, as they were less effective when temperatures were near or below freezing. When the heat pump couldn’t meet demand, the heating system would then switch to more costly electric heat as a backup heat source to keep the home comfy.

With new technology, heat pump systems are now ideal for cold locations. Most can work properly at much chillier temperatures, although some might still need a secondary heating system if temperatures get too cold. But it’s crucial to be aware that today’s emergency heating solutions can also be more energy-efficient than in years past.

We’ll review the varying styles of heat pumps so you can select the ideal one for your residence.

Air Source Heat Pumps: Ideal for Moderate Climates

Air source heat pumps are the most used kind of heat pump. They rely on an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler. These systems move heat from either the indoor air during the warmer weather, or outside air during colder weather, keeping you comfortable no matter the weather.

With changes in heat pump technology, these systems can now be added in a full range of climates. But it’s important to be aware that you will likely need a backup source of warmth if temperatures go below 10 degrees Fahrenheit. This might entail a dual-fuel system with a gas furnace. Heating switches between the two to deliver the most energy-efficient heating comfort all over your residence.

Because of the need for dual-fuel systems in chillier climates, air source heat pumps are recommended areas without big temperature swings and decreased heating demands.

Mini-Split Heat Pumps: Recommended for Areas Without Ductwork in Colder Climates

Mini-split heat pumps are one of the most adaptable styles of heat pumps since they don’t need ductwork. This means you can add them just about anywhere in your house, such as a garage or addition. They’re also very energy efficient, with most earning ENERGY STAR® status.

Mini-splits work with an outdoor unit that connects to as many as four quiet, slim indoor units fixed on your wall or ceiling. This allows you to have zoned heating and cooling, with accurate temperature control in each space.

Outdoor air on even the chilliest days has some heat that your ductless heat pump can use and transfer indoors. Depending on the kind you choose, some cold-weather mini-split heat pumps from Mitsubishi can run in temperatures as low as -13°F.

Geothermal Heat Pumps: Ideal for Extreme Temperatures and Big Yards

Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of stable underground temperatures to drastically decrease your heating and cooling bills, typically by 25%–50%! These systems rely on underground pipes to transfer heat to and from your residence.

Geothermal doesn’t make a lot of noise and can work a long time—around 25 years for the indoor unit and around 50 years for the loop.

It doesn’t need a lot of upkeep and is best if you are in a climate with big temperature swings. Most of the time, geothermal does not require a secondary heating system.

However, you’ll need a lot of space and the right kind of soil to add the underground loops. It’s also important to note that installation can run around $20,000–$25,000 for a 2,500-square foot home. Although the installation cost is high, continuing energy savings might help the geothermal pay for itself as time passes.

As geothermal is so efficient, adding it might entitle you to federal tax credits and other rebates from your area energy provider.

We Guarantee You’ll Be Satisfied with Our Heat Pump Installation

There’s a reason why we refer to our Comfortech Service Experts heating and cooling specialists Experts. That’s due to the fact they have an A+ when it involves helping homeowners like you select the best heat pump system for their residence.

But their service doesn’t stop with heat pump installation. We support our services with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year, since we want you to enjoy the highest comfort you can receive from your new heat pump.

And don’t forget about special offers, rebates and financing for qualified customers. Buying a new heat pump is even more reasonable than you might think it is. Give us a call at 601-852-3105 to schedule your free home comfort assessment now!


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