Heat Pumps in Indianapolis
Heat pumps keep your Indianapolis home warm in the winter and serve as an important part of your air conditioning system in the summer. They are located outside your home and pull warm air out of the house in the summer and force warm air inside during the winter. Heat pumps are also excellent at controlling the humidity levels in your home. This allows your thermostat to be set a little higher in the summer while feeling no difference in the temperature; which saves you money! Please contact us to speak to a technician or have other service questions regarding a heat pump for your Indianapolis home.
By definition, a heat pump is a machine which moves heat. Heat exists in all air at all temperatures down to "absolute zero" (-460º F). In the winter, a heat pump draws heat from the outdoor air and circulates it through ducts into your home. During the summer, it reverses the process and draws heat from your interior air and releases it outdoors. It also dehumidifies the indoor air as it cools it.
Benefits of a Heat Pump System
Because a heat pump does not burn fuel, it is safer and cleaner to run than a gas powered furnace.
A heat pump provides a more uniform temperature throughout a building. It does not produce a sudden blast of hot air as traditional furnaces do each time they kick on.
In the heat mode, heat pumps do not dry out the air the way traditional heaters do. The higher humidity maintained by heat pumps during cold weather provides for a healthier environment.
Heat pumps are more efficient and cost less to run than electric furnaces.
Because heat pumps are used year round (for cooling as well as heating needs), they cost less per hour of use (cost of purchase and installation divided by total number of hours used per year) than do individual heating and cooling systems, which each sit idle for a good part of the year.