A heat pump, as the name implies, transports heat from one area to another. It runs on electricity, and moves heat rather than generating heat from fuel, making it highly energy efficient. Installation involves an inside unit called an air handler and an outdoor unit similar to a central air conditioner. During the winter months, the heat pump will draw heat energy from outside and bring it inside, and when it’s hot outside, the pump will reverse direction, removing heat from your home. Heat pumps work best in moderate climates like Mobile’s, but for times when the temp drops below 30° F, an ancillary heating system is recommended.
Products & Equipment
The best heat pumps are the ones with higher SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) and HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) numbers. The higher these numbers, the more efficient the unit is, and some heat pumps can save 30 to 40% in electricity costs. A Batchelor’s Service Comfort Consultant can help you choose from several name brands like Amana and American Standard. And of course, they are all backed by Batchelor’s Service’s satisfaction guarantee.