Heat pumps are all the rage, but it makes sense that a lot of folks aren’t quite sure what they do or how they work. In fact, did you know that heat pumps are largely used for cooling, and not just heating? Read on to get all the details on heat pumps, and how they can make your life easier – and cooler! – this summer in Bristol, Worcester, Middlesex, and Norfolk counties and the surrounding areas.
The name suggests these pumps are for “heat,” but they’re also used for cooling. In fact, heat pumps were once found mostly in Southern states, but as technology has advanced, they have become more and more practical in colder climates like ours. Heat pumps are now the year-round comfort system of choice for a growing number of homeowners in our region.
The reason behind the confusing misnomer is that heating and cooling both involve managing heat. Traditional air conditioners cool down warm air, and traditional furnaces generate heat. But, heat pumps “gather” the heat that already exists in and around a home with a compressor to harness its potential, either by circulating the consolidated heat to warm a space, or expelling the gathered heat to cool the space.
To add even more confusion to equipment definitions, heat pumps can be combined with the technology for the ductless air conditioning system known as mini-splits – though the two home comfort equipment pieces are not one-in-the-same.
The top-name brands of heat pumps and mini-splits that TF Complete Heating & Cooling installs provide consistent energy-efficient cooling on the hottest days and dependable warmth when the temperature drops below freezing.
Just as important as which heat pump system you purchase is who you choose to install it. Our installation technicians have installed hundreds of these systems and are certified by North American Technician Excellence (NATE), the industry-standard certification and training organization for HVAC technicians.
Our home comfort experts can help you choose the best equipment for your needs and your budget—and we can also help you take advantage of special financing and rebate programs, including Mass Save.
If you have a later model heat pump and want to keep it running like new, TF Complete Heating & Cooling offers service plans that prevent costly breakdowns and keep your heat pump system running at peak efficiency. And if the worst happens, you can rest assured that with our 24-hour emergency heating service, we will be there when you need us the most.
Winters around here are hard, and summers are no picnic either. When you become a customer and choose a heat pump from TF Complete, we can make things much easier for you – and more comfortable! Every member of our team is totally committed to your comfort, and our everyday goal is 100% customer satisfaction.
Ask us, too, about the generous rebates for heat pumps that are available through Mass Save!