Learn how your energy bills (and your home comfort) will benefit from heat pumps
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Heat pumps: are they air conditioners? Do they provide heat? Where can you install them, and how long do they last? If you are new to the world of heat pumps, you may want all of these questions answered and more. Here is everything you need to know about heat pumps, and how you can utilize them in your Mercer, Somerset, or Middlesex county home to stay comfortable all year round.
Where Heat Pumps Can Be Installed
Perhaps the most surprising thing about heat pumps is that they can serve as both an air conditioner and a furnace. Heat pumps offer both heating and cooling modes depending on your needs, and can serve as a replacement for your central AC, furnace, or both.
Trane heat pumps also come in ductless configurations, called ductless mini splits, which can act as a supplement to your central HVAC system and can be installed in a number of areas for targeted heating and cooling.
Common areas for ductless heat pump placement include:
- Bonus rooms
- Finished garages and basements
- Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and She Sheds
- Recently added square footage
How Heat Pumps Work Efficiently for Heating and Cooling
When it comes to weighing the pros and cons of heat pumps, their versatility is just the beginning of their benefits. Heat pumps—and Trane heat pumps in particular—are remarkably efficient. This efficiency is due to a two-way process of moving heat, depending on your comfort needs. In the summer, a heat pump will take the heat inside your home and move it outdoors, leaving your home cool and dry.
Then, in the winter time when you transition to heating mode, the process reverses. Even on some of the coldest winter days here in New Jersey, a heat pump will be able to absorb and accumulate ambient heat from the outdoor air, and use it to heat the inside of your home — this is where the efficiency of a heat pump shines! Instead of using natural gas, propane, or oil to create heat, a heat pump will use a relatively small amount of electricity, while still providing all the heat you need to stay warm.
How Long Heat Pumps Will Last
If you are going to upgrade your AC or furnace with a Trane heat pump, it's good to know how long this efficiency and versatility will last. With the lifespan of average heating and cooling equipment topping out at around 15 to 20 years, we get many optimistic homeowners coming to Princeton Air asking, “Can a heat pump last 30 years?”
With proper care and maintenance, your heat pump will last longer and continue to keep your home comfortable and energy efficient for years and years to come. However, the warranty options for the Trane heat pump equipment that Princeton Air installs can range anywhere from 5 to 25 years, depending on the model, and the average lifespan of a heat pump is similar to that of an AC or furnace (even though a heat pump is used year round). When your heat pump does eventually require replacement, you can replace your heating and cooling system all at once, instead of waiting for two expensive pieces of equipment to deteriorate.
Call Princeton Air for Trane Heat Pumps
If you are looking to upgrade your home heating and cooling system to something more efficient, more reliable, and more versatile, ask Princeton Air about Trane heat pumps. Our professional HVAC technicians are well versed in the many options and configurations available, and we can find a customized solution for your unique comfort needs that will maximize the efficiency and energy savings of your system.