Why Choose a Heat Pump for Your Heating & Cooling?
Your heating system consumes a large amount of energy during the heating season. Staying safe and comfortable is paramount, but energy efficiency is also important because an inefficient system can result in high heating costs. Gold Star performs expert heat pump installation services and also maintains and repairs heat pumps.
Our company often recommends heat pumps because they are so efficient and deliver a consistent temperature and humidity level. Our heat pump installation experts can help you choose the perfect unit for your home. If you already have a heat pump, we can provide the precision maintenance and repairs you need. Call us today at 1-302-485-1649 or contact us online to learn more and schedule an appointment.
How Do Heat Pumps Work?
As the technology has become more sophisticated, more and more homeowners throughout the Delaware Valley have opted for a heat pump installation. Heat pumps both heat and cool your home. They handle temperature fluctuations well and are often more efficient than a traditional furnace. In addition, since you have a single unit to both heat and cool, the total cost is much lower over time.
Heat pumps operate by transferring energy as opposed to generating heat directly. The most commonly installed heat pumps transfer energy from the ambient air. In winter, for instance, they transfer the heat from the outside into the home. In addition to air-source heat pumps, there are ground and water source heat pumps. In the Delaware Valley, heat pumps are often paired with furnaces that can handle the most extreme temperatures while the heat pump provides great efficiency most of the time.
Types of Systems
The most prevalent type of heat pumps currently are air source heat pumps. These units transfer heat from the ambient air in heating mode and to it in cooling mode. But there are heat pumps that use different sources than ambient air. These include ground source and water source heat pumps.
Water Source Heat Pumps
Water source heat pumps are actually a subset of ground source heat pumps that use a large body of water rather than the Earth itself. Since water holds heat well, water source heat pumps are very efficient. They do require more maintenance, however, and are often impractical for homeowners since you need a relatively large body of water on your property.
Air Source Heat Pumps
The least expensive and thus most popular style of heat pump is air source. These units take up the same amount of space that a central air conditioner does but are more cost-effective long term since they both heat and cool. They are more efficient than furnaces but also more efficient than air conditioning and split heating systems.
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Heat pumps that use a ground source are also known as geothermal heat pumps. Rather than transfer energy from the ambient air, they transfer it from the ground, which is warmer than the ambient air. These systems generally involve underground piping. While they are impressively efficient, the ground source heat pump installation can be expensive and labor-intensive.
Emergency Heat Pump Repair Service
Heat pump failure is always an inconvenience, but the timeliness of that breakdown can turn a hassle into a serious cause for concern. That is why Gold Star has heat pump repair technicians on call 24/7/365. Whether your heat pump fails in the middle of the night, on a weekend, or during a holiday when family is visiting, our repair team will make you a priority and get your heating or cooling back on as soon as possible.
Heat Pump Installation & Replacement Services
The typical modern heat pump will last 15 years at peak efficiency typically without any real problems occurring. Of course, a heat pump does require seasonal maintenance to remain at peak efficiency and to prevent the need for serious repairs. Regular maintenance will extend the life of your heat pump, but even with that service, the time will come when it is best to replace it. When that time comes, Gold Star is here for you. Our heat pump installation experts will help you choose the perfect model for your home.
Heat Pump Maintenance Is Important
The team at Gold Star cannot emphasize the importance of heat pump maintenance enough. It is essential to maximize the life of your system but also to maintain it at peak efficiency and thus keep your heating and cooling bills as low as possible. While a heat pump is a single unit, it requires seasonal maintenance, such as a tune-up in spring before the cooling season and a tune-up in autumn before the heating season. Gold Star offers a Front-of-the-Line Family Plan for heat pumps. It helps you save money and stay on schedule and includes two precision tune-ups a year.
- Air Filters & Coils
- Inspect Registers
- Thermostat Functionality
- Electric Connections
- Compressor & Condenser
- Check Refrigerant Levels
Financing for a New Heat Pump System
At Gold Star we know the need for a new heat pump installation can be sudden and expensive. Our heating and cooling company offers convenient financing options in order to help ease that burden. You should never have to delay your comfort just because you cannot afford a new heat pump up front. If you require financing for your heat pump installation, call us at 1-302-485-1649 at your convenience to discuss your options.
Choose Gold Star for Your Heating & Air Conditioning Services
Gold Star has been an established and trusted name in the Delaware Valley for years. Many homeowners have relied on us for their heat pump installation and many other heating and air conditioning services. Our skilled HVAC technicians are professional, honest, and customer-oriented. They will be delighted to answer your questions and ensure that you have all the information you need to make a confident decision. Call us today at 1-302-485-1649 to discuss your heat pump installation or to schedule an in-home consultation.