If you are interested in both heating and cooling your home with one convenient,energy efficient system, consider the installation of a heat pump. Today’s heat pump is far more energy efficient than yourgrandparents, thanks to advances in new technology. In fact, it can provide youwith up to 30% greater energy efficiency of your home’s heating and air conditioning in Katy, TX. Furthermore,heat pumps operate cleanly without harmful exhaust as gas units do. During thecooling season, modern heat pumps can offer superior humidity control, andincreased comfort with variable speed technology.
There is a heat pump available foralmost any home’s needs:
· The air source heat pump isa common choice for those who want comfort and efficiency.
· The geothermal heat pumpprovides excellent performance and superior efficiency in all environments.
· The mini-split heat pump provides an efficient alternative for heatingand air conditioning in Katy, TX.Consider this type for room additions, and homes lacking ducts. Mini-splitsalso offer zoning so you can heat and cool just the rooms you want to.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
The geothermalheat pump is an environmentally friendly product, providing superior energyefficiency. The temperatures just 4 – 6 feet underground are milder than theair temperature during the deep cold of winter and the heat of summer. Thegeothermal heat pump takes advantage of the mild underground temperature with thesystem’s loop for heat exchange.
The geothermal system consumes half as muchenergy as an air source heat pump. While the initial cost of a geothermalsystem is higher than on a conventional heat pump, its superior energy savings,and long lifespan means you can see a return on your investment in as little as3 – 5 years, while the savings continue throughout its lifespan. The geothermalunit averages a lifespan of 20 years, while the loop can on for 50 years. Whenconsidering geothermal installation for your home’s heating and air conditioning in Katy, TX, contacta Cypress professional for additional information.
Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump
For room additions, and homes without aduct system, a ductless mini-split heatpump offers an energy efficient solution. The ductless heat pump offers allof the benefits of a heat pump, and is typically easier to install than othersystems. The ductless system eliminates the increased cost of heating and air conditioning in Katy, TX due to ductleaks, as it lacks a duct system. This feature alone offers savings of as muchas 20% on the cost of energy.
A popular feature of the system is itenables you to provide zoning, which means you can heat and cool the rooms orzones you choose, without consuming energy to heat and cool unused rooms.
Selecting an Energy Star heat pumpensures the greatest reliability and energy efficiency available. In addition,modern heat pumps take advantage of new refrigerants that tolerate coldertemperatures, unlike older heat pump,extending the energy savings during the coldest winter.
Using a qualified professional toprovide the installation ensures you receive the proper size system. Installingthe same size system is no guarantee the original was properly sized to beginwith. An improperly sized system will result in a reduced lifespan, poorefficiency, and when oversized can cause issues related to excess humidity,such as mold and mildew.
Contact a Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning NATE certified HVACprofessional for additional information about a heat pump. We can assist you in selecting the heat pump system thatis right for your home’s heating and airconditioning in Katy, TX. We serve Katy, Plano and the surroundingareas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.