Heat Pump | AC Repair Katy
For homeowners looking for a clean alternative to gas, and energy efficient air conditioning, a heat pump provides a clean alternative for heating and air conditioning. If you are currently considering the options for the replacement of an aging system requiring frequent heating and AC repair in Katy, a heat pump may be the alternative you are looking for.
A heat pump uses electricity to move heat, and in the heating mode can deliver up to four times the amount of energy they consume. The heat pump can reduce your home’s energy consumption and the humidity inside, resulting in lower power bills and greater comfort during the summer months.
Air-Source Heat Pump
The most commonly purchased type of heat pump is the air-source heat pump. The air-source heat pump uses refrigerant to extract heat from the air, providing heat in the winter and cold dehumidified air during the summer.
When properly sized and installed by a licensed, professional HVAC technician, an air-source heat pump can provide efficient heating and air conditioning. In addition, professional installation assures an extended lifespan assisting to prevent premature wear due to improper sizing. Improper sizing can cause the system to be overworked, resulting in early wear on components and the frequent need for heating and AC repair in Katy.
Ductless, Mini-Split Heat Pumps
For homes lacking a duct system, a ductless mini-split heat pump can provide the heating and air conditioning that you need. The mini-split heat pump provides the advantages of heat pumps for homes or room additions where ductwork installation is not feasible. Mini splits offer the flexibility for zoning or of heating and cooling individual rooms. Furthermore, the mini splits are easier to install than other types of HVAC systems. Finally, they provide an advantage the standard ducted system can’t, as a ductless system avoids the energy losses associated with ductwork of central forced air systems.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Geothermal Heat Pumps extract heat from the ground through underground coils. A refrigerant or other liquid flows through the coils in order to extract heat from the surrounding ground, which at specific depths remains a consistent 45-55 degrees F. Geothermal system can be ground sourced or closed-loop systems, or open-loop systems utilizing a water source.
In a closed-loop system, the refrigerant is circulated repeatedly, whereas an open-loop system using water from a local source such as a pond returns the water to its natural source.
Geothermal heat pumps cost more initially, though they have significantly lower operating costs than traditional air-source heat pumps. This is due to the systems advantage of utilizing the relatively consistent ground or water temperatures. In addition, ground source heat pumps operate quieter, last significantly longer, and require less maintenance.
Routine annual maintenance will maintain the proper operation and efficient performance of a heat pump. In fact, a poorly maintained heat pump can cost up to 25% more to operate, and can experience a reduced lifespan and the increased need for heating and AC repair in Katy.
Besides ensuring annual maintenance, ensuring that the air filter is changed once a month or as recommended by the manufacturer is an essential factor in proper and efficient performance. Filters manufactured to be cleaned and reused should be cleaned each month. Dirty filters will result in dirty coils, ducts and fans. This reduces the airflow through the system, and will decrease the performance, while increasing wear and tear upon the unit. Consequently, the frequency of heating and AC repairs in Katy will also increase, raising your home’s energy costs and resulting in a prematurely worn and unreliable system.
An additional tip is to ensure that you use the filter recommended by the systems manufacturer. The use of a non-approved filter can result in premature wear on the system and the need for increased heating and AC repair in Katy.
We offer a full line of HVAC systems for your home or office, including a quality Carrier heat pump just right for your home and budget. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning’s NATE certified HVAC technicians provide exceptional service and are dedicated to your satisfaction. Our experienced professionals offer heating and AC repair in Katy, installation, and more. We serve Katy, Plano and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.