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Heat Pump Installation

With so many heating system options on the market, many homeowners are unsure which is best. Should you stick with the system that your home already has? Or should you consider a new one that will provide higher efficiency or more features? In the case of a heat pump system, installation can save you a lot of money, even if you don’t already have a heat pump installed in your home. With winter heating and summer cooling capacity and the ability to use the existing ductwork in your home, heat pumps are an ideal solution for many home owners.

If you want to learn more about having a heat pump installed in your home, call Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC today. The MetroWest area trusts our experienced heat pump technicians with their home comfort systems and we would be honored to help you with yours as well.

Metrowest Boston Heat Pump Tip

Did you know that some thermostats work better than others depending on what type of heating and cooling system you have? If you have a heat pump, it’s best to have a professional help you choose a programmable thermostat that has multistage functions that will work well with it. While it might seem like a little detail, the right thermostat can have a big impact on how much energy your heating and cooling system uses.

How Heat Pumps Work

Heat pumps are relatively simple pieces of equipment. In fact, if you have an air conditioning system, essentially you already have a heat pump at work in your home. A heat pump draws warmth from one environment’s air and transfers that warmth to another environment. So, when you use an air conditioner, the heat pump removes the warmth from the inside air and then pumps that air outside, leaving your home at a cool, comfortable temperature.

The same technology is used by your refrigerator and freezer to keep your food cold. The difference with home comfort system heat pumps is that when they’re used in reverse, they can heat your home. A full heat pump system is capable of switching back and forth between heating and cooling modes. So, in the winter, a heat pump will draw hidden warmth from outside air and pump it into your home.

This works in all but the coldest of environments. In fact, as long as the temperature outside stays above freezing, you can heat your entire home solely with a heat pump.

Heat Pump Installation Process

Installing a heat pump is simple if you already have a forced air heating system. Because a heat pump uses the same ductwork as your existing furnace or air conditioner, the only thing that needs to be installed is the heat pump itself. Most heat pumps are placed just outside your home where they can draw air. Like a central air conditioning unit, the heat pump needs to be clear of any debris and cleaned regularly.

That means it should be easily accessible, not just for the technician but for you to change replaceable filters and remove any unwanted dirt or debris that build up nearby. Ductwork may need to be adapted for the heat pump, but most of the time, existing ducts are adequate. For those that live in larger homes, there are heat pumps designed to accommodate more square footage.

Heat Pump Installation Experts

The heat pump installation process may seem simple, but it’s important to have a professional do it. Not only does a heat pump need to be carefully calibrated, it’s designed to work all year for more than a decade. Without proper care during installation, it likely won’t last nearly as long as intended.

If you’re ready to learn more about heat pump installation, call Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC today. Homeowners across the Metro West Boston area trust our team of trained heat pump technicians to keep their homes comfortable year–round. Call now and find out why.