Advanced Features That Give Heat Pumps Improved Performance

Recent technological improvements have enhanced the year-round performance of heat pumps. These particular features can help you get the most comfort, energy savings and versatility out of such a unique appliance.

Compressor Options

The compressor in a heat pump alters the pressure of the refrigerant, which allows it to carry heat to and from your home. The newer Scroll compressor operates more efficiently and quietly than piston compressors, and since it has fewer moving parts, it also lasts longer. A dual-speed compressor runs at two different speeds, and when temperatures are mild throughout the year, it will run on a lower speed most of the time, which lowers energy consumption.

 

Dual-fuel Heat Pumps

Some heat pumps can switch from harvesting outdoor air to a compatible combustion furnace equipped with a burner that uses gas or propane. These heat pump features combine the heat pump’s efficiency with the dependability of heating with fuel.

Indoor Blower Options

A system that features a variable-speed motor in the indoor blower can adjust the speed of the fan to meet your home’s air conditioning needs. When it requires just a few degrees of heating or cooling, it’ll run on a lower speed, which is quieter and circulates conditioned air more thoroughly. These types of motors can be set to run nearly continuously, and because they’re operating at a lower speed, more air passes through the air filter daily. Indoor air quality will also improve as more airborne particulates are trapped by the heat pump’s high efficiency pleated air filter.

If you’d like to learn more about these heat pump features and more, contact Airtron Heating & Air Conditioning. We provide top-notch HVAC services for Indianapolis homeowners.

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