Atlanta Heat Pump Tip: Why Install a Heat Pump

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Are you interested in a new heating system in your Atlanta area home? There are many decisions that you’ll need to make about which type of heater is right for you, including which type of heating system can provide the most cost-effective heat for your home. Many customers in our area choose high-efficiency heat pumps because these systems can both heat and cool their homes efficiently.

If you aren’t sure which type of heating system is best, call the professionals at Henson Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning to go over the different types of systems that we can install for you. To get you started, here are just a few of the many benefits of heat pumps.

Unlike furnaces, air source heat pumps do not use combustion to heat your home. Only a small amount of electricity is used to run the pump that draws in the air from outside. Then the refrigerant is used to both cool and heat up the air, depending on the time of year.

Because of the way they work, the efficiency of a heat pump is perhaps one of the greatest benefits of installing this type of system. Be sure to compare the efficiency ratings and understand what they mean before you start looking at heat pump models. In addition, keep in mind that there are a few different types of heat pumps: split system, ductless, and geothermal heat pumps.

Air source heat pumps are either split into two main components or installed as a ductless system that does not use air ducts to distribute the air.  Geothermal heat pumps us the constant ground temperature and are installed as underground pipes connected to the main unit indoors. The type of heat pump you choose will depend on the size and layout of your home, as well as your heating and cooling needs. That’s why it is a good idea to go over your options with a heating and air conditioning professional.

Don’t hesitate to call the Atlanta heat pump experts at Henson Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning if you have any questions about heat pumps, or our installation services.

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