Energy-efficiency is really important to a lot of families in Colorado. Heat pumps are an innovative, energy-efficient way to heat and cool your home. Instead of physically changing the air temperature, they use an eco-friendly system that moves air in and out of your home to keep you comfortable. At Blue River Plumbing & Heating, we are your reliable heat pump contractors. Not only can we help install a unit in your Castle Rock, CO home, but also we can repair and maintain your existing unit, ensuring you have comfortable temperatures in any weather.
Looking for heating alternatives for your home? Be sure to ask about our radiant heating services and how they can help you save money this winter.
How Do Heat Pumps Work?
Heat pumps work by moving heat from one location to another. They are super energy-efficient, in part because they pull existing heat from the air or ground to warm your home.
Heat naturally flows from areas with a high temperature to areas with a lower temperature. Heat pumps work by reversing the natural movement of warm air. They pull heat out of a low-temperature area and transfer it to a high-temperature area. In the winter, that means pulling heat from outdoors and transferring it into your home to warm it.
Despite its name, a heat pump can actually cool your home in the summertime too. The pump pulls heat out of your home and transfers it outside where the air is warmer. Your home is cooler as a result.
Unlike traditional systems that physically change the temperature of the air, your heat pump cuts on costs by simply moving air to satisfy your temperature needs.
Benefits of Heat Pumps
A heat pump can both cool and warm your home, so you don’t need separate heating and cooling systems. Since a heat pump does double the work, it runs much more often than an air conditioner or furnace. So how can these systems help your home? Some of the benefits include:
- Energy Savings: Heat pumps are much more energy-efficient than furnaces because they pull existing heat from the air and ground rather than creating it. Furnaces consume energy by burning natural gas to generate heat and to power blowers that spread the warm air.
- Improved Air Quality: Since they don’t use gas, heat pumps can improve your indoor air quality. Gas combustion in a furnace pollutes the air and then blows it throughout your home. It can also produce dangerous carbon monoxide.
- Affordable Installation: Heat pump installation is often less expensive than installing a furnace because heat pumps don’t need an accompanying duct system. They’re an economical option for home additions that you have not connected to your existing duct system.
Heat pumps work best in regions with a moderate climate. If you live in an area that experiences below-freezing temperatures, then there may not be enough warmth outside for the pump to pull into your house. You may want to keep a backup furnace or ample wood for your fireplace on winter’s coldest days if you live in the beautiful northern Colorado mountains.
Want to be sure your furnace is ready for the winter? Schedule a furnace tune-up and enjoy peace of mind knowing your home will keep warm even on the coldest days.
Your Heat Pump Installation Pros
Blue River Plumbing & Heating is proud to offer heat pump services to all our customers in and around the Castle Rock area. Not only are these systems energy efficient, but also they can improve your health and keep you comfortable int he summer and winter seasons. Whether you’ve decided it’s the right option for you or would like to speak with one of our heating contractors, we’re here to help by going above and beyond for all our customers!