Charlotte, NC Heating FAQ: Advanced Heat Pump Features

Posted by Chris Allen

Heat pumps were originally popular in commercial buildings, but now they’ve turned into common devices for residential use. Heat pumps offer many great advantages, but recent developments in HVAC technology have made them even better. Heat pumps now offer more bonus features along with their dual purpose performance. We’ll go over a few of them in this FAQ so you’ll know what to expect when you choose to get a heat pump installed.

What’s the big deal about heat pumps?

Even without the new advanced features, heat pumps are a great package comfort solution, since they operate as both an air conditioner and a heater, depending on what you need from it. They run at high efficiency levels as well because they don’t consume fuel to provide heat; they transfer heat from one place to another.

What else can a new heat pump do for me?

It can last longer than a standard AC or heater working on its own. The reason for this is that new heat pumps use two-speed compressors to adapt to current heating/cooling needs. You’ll have much less wear and tear because the compressor will not have to work at the same level all the time.

Does the variable speed also apply to motors?

On some advanced heat pumps, yes. Dual- or variable-speed motors for the indoor and/or outdoor fan give you extra control over airflow and another tool to reduce overwork.

What is a scroll compressor?

The standard compressor in a heat pump uses a piston, but the new scroll compressor uses two spiral-shaped scrolls, one which turns around the other, to squeeze the refrigerant. They run quieter than piston compressors and are less prone to breakdowns.

Now is the time to see if a heat pump and its newest features are the right fit for your home. Our professionals at Air Conditioning Experts can get the job done right. Call us today to schedule an appointment to make heating Charlotte, NC much easier.

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