How to determine if a heat pump is right for your home

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It keeps your home warm in the cold-weather months and cool in the warm-weather months. It runs on electricity, but is extremely efficient. It can also work in conjunction with your existing heating system to increase overall efficiency and save money. Once you learn just how great heat pumps are for homes here in South Louisiana, you may wonder why you don’t have one yet.

If you are interested in upgrading to a new heat pump, give us a call for a free in-home estimate. We’ll help you determine if a heat pump is right for your home. Plus, at Southern Air, we also offer financing with approved credit.

Here's how to determine if a heat pump is right for your home here in South Louisiana.

Our mild winters make South Louisiana ideal for heat pumps. To see if a heat pump is right for your home, give us a call for a free in-home estimate.

What does a heat pump do?

It’s common for people to ask how heat pumps work. Simply put, they remove heat from the air in one place and move it to another. In the case of a home, it moves the heat from the outside to the inside in winter and from the inside to the outside in the summer.

Does that sound familiar? It should because the air conditioner that keeps you cool in the summer is half of a heat pump. It pumps the heat from inside your home during the warm summer months. If you check the outside of your working air conditioner, it will be hotter than the surrounding air.

Where is a heat pump installed?

You will find heat pumps installed outside homes on concrete pads. The heated or cooled air is delivered into your home by insulated tubes. The thermostat can usually be found on an inside wall indoors. It is like that which you already use with your central heat or air conditioning.

Heat pumps installed in conjunction with a conventional gas or oil furnace have a thermostat that coordinates the activity of both devices. This thermostat manages the devices to provide maximum comfort and efficiency.

Can a heat pump be installed in my home?

Homes with ductwork adapt easily to heat pumps. For homes without ductwork, we have ductless solutions that work just like heat pumps—cooling and heating your home depending on the season.

Even if you have conventional ductwork, you might want to consider a ductless system. Our ductless solution permits you to separate your home into several heating and cooling zones. The ductless arrangement allows you to heat and cool only the spaces you need and not the entire home.

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