Are the high heating costs of your baseboard heating or oil furnace rising each winter? What about that hard to cool room that your air conditioner just can’t seem to reach during the stuffy summers? Many Vermonters are surprised to learn that both of these problems can be remedied with a single efficient, affordable heating and cooling appliance — a heat pump, also known as a ductless heat pump or ductless mini split.
At EnergySmart of Vermont, we have helped countless homeowners throughout Vermont upgrade their home comfort through expert moisture control, insulation and air sealing. But we also meet with many customers who are looking to supplement their current heating and cooling systems through heat pump installation — or even fully convert their whole home heating and cooling system using multiple heat pumps. But you may be asking yourself, “How does a heat pump work?”
The Efficiency Of Heat Pumps
Heat pumps have seen a significant rise in popularity in the last decade, due to their versatile heating and cooling functionality, and efficient operation. When discussing the efficiency of heat pumps, the conversation begins with the fact that heat pumps do not require any oil, natural gas, or combustion fuel to operate — heat pumps rely on electricity. Secondly, heat pumps do not create heat, they move heat. This process is often described as “refrigeration in reverse.”
During the stuffy Vermont summers, a heat pump removes the existing heat within your home and sends it outdoors, while sending cooler air inside simultaneously. So not only is a heat pump sending cool air into your home, but also it is removing heat from your living space, which reduces your cooling load. During the chilly winters, a heat pump collects heat from the air outside (yes, there is heat to be found even in sub-zero temperatures!) and sends it indoors, providing efficient, clean heat all winter long. No more scheduling an oil delivery, no more paying a separate natural gas bill! There are many benefits to heat pump installation, click here to learn more!
Vermont’s Heat Pump Installation Experts
If you are a homeowner in Vermont and are looking for a better home heating and cooling solution, get in touch with the home comfort experts at EnergySmart of Vermont. We often find, through our industry leading energy audits, that heat pump installation is a cost effective solution to upgrading the overall comfort of many Vermont homes.
Curious about all the buzz around heat pumps lately? Talk to Vermont’s whole home comfort and energy efficiency experts at EnergySmart of Vermont! Get in touch to schedule your energy audit today, or call us at 802-476-3549.
Heat Pump Benefits
Looking for a better home heating and cooling solution without the hassle of scheduling oil deliveries? A heat pump is a great, year-round, energy efficient way to cool and heat your home. Scheduling an energy audit with the EnergySmart of Vermont team and signing up for a heat pump installation often lead to great savings and home comfort. Some other benefits include but are not limited to:
- Reduced reliance on fossil fuels
- Lower heating & cooling costs
- Reliable heating & cooling, when you need it
- Smaller carbon footprint
What Does A Heat Pump Look Like?
So, what would a heat pump actually look like once it is installed in your home? Heat pumps are made up of two units: an indoor air handler and an outdoor condensing unit. These units are connected using leakless refrigerant line, which eliminates any and all heat loss between the two. The indoor air handler is installed on a wall, directly in the room that needs heating and cooling. You can install a single air handler for targeted, supplemental heating and cooling; or multiple indoor air handlers can be combined with one outdoor condensing unit as a whole home solution.