Morrow Heating and Cooling Made Easier With Advanced Heat Pump Features
by Greg Leisgang on December 19, 2013
Posted in: Heat Pumps
With winter just getting started in Morrow, heating and cooling efficiency is a concern for many homeowners. A heat pump, which transfers heat from cool areas to warm areas, is one way to achieve greater efficiency. Since the heat pump is only transferring heat rather than generating it, the pump can provide up to four times more energy than it uses.
Heat pumps have developed in recent years to include a number of advanced features that have improved their performance.
- Two-speed compressors give heat pumps the ability to change their operation speed so they match capacity to whatever amount of energy is needed. The variability of the compressor speed saves energy and reduces wear and tear on the pump.
- Variable-speed and dual-speed motors on the pump's indoor and outdoor fans manage the airflow at more controlled velocities. The motors reduce drafts and fan noise while maximizing energy savings.
- Desuperheaters save wasted heat when the heat pump is in cooling mode. The desuperheater then uses that wasted heat to heat water and does so two to three times more efficiently than traditional electric water heaters.
- Scroll compressors can provide significantly warmer air, perhaps up to 10 to 15 degrees warmer than heat pumps with piston compressors. Scroll compressors have two scrolls. One remains still while the other rotates around the first. The result is compressed refrigerant that's forced into smaller spaces.
- Back-up burners help keep the airflow warm during cold weather. The burners supplement the heat pump's main heat source, which are electric resistance heaters. The combination of the two heat sources results in more consistently warm air and reduced electricity use.
In Morrow, heating and cooling efficiency is even more important as colder weather arrives. For more information on how a heat pump with some of these advanced features could benefit your home, please contact the pros at Tri-County Heating and Cooling.
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