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Heat Pumps in Colorado Springs, CO
Most homes need to have both a heating and cooling system to handle the year-round climate in Colorado Springs, CO. The standard set-up is an air conditioner and furnace that share a single air handler. But homes can also have heating and cooling combined into a single unit: the heat pump system of hybrid system. Think of a heat pump as an air conditioner running back wards, instead of cooling it heats. Much like an electric Hybrid car, a heat pump uses a combination of electric and gas.
Instead of getting a regular central A/C, ask our sales representatives about a heat pump for the best efficiency. If a heat pump installation is in your future, or you have a heat pump that needs repairs or maintenance, leave the work to Happy Heating & Cooling. We started in 1994, and we specialize in providing residential comfort. We know what it takes to keep our customers content throughout the year. That’s why our motto is “We’re not happy until you’re happy!”
Contact our friendly staff today for all of your heat pump service needs in Colorado Springs!
What a Heat Pump System Actually Does
Simply put, a heat pump is an air conditioner that’s capable of running in reverse. It uses a compressor to circulate refrigerant between two coils: an indoor coil, which is part of your air handler (shared by your furnace), and an outdoor coil, the condenser, also known as your A/C unit. The refrigerant absorbing heat from the indoor coil and then exhausting it to the outdoor coil or A/C, the heat transfers through the refrigerant. So technically we don’t cool a house, we remove the heat in the air and reject it outside.
The difference with a heat pump is that by making a simple adjustment on the thermostat, the direction of the refrigerant reverses. Now the heat pump absorbs heat from the outdoors and releases it indoors. Presto! Cooling becomes heating. In really cold weather, usually outdoor temp below 30 degrees, the furnace comes on and helps. But a heat pump is like 250% efficient, that’s how an electric heat pump can heat more efficiently than a gas furnace, especially if you’re on propane or all electric utilities.
How a Heat Pump Installation Can Benefit You
The most obvious benefit of a heat pump is that it takes care of both hot and cold weather comfort. It can also help a home save money on heating performance, especially a home that has relied previously on an electric furnace. Because a heat pump uses electricity to move heat rather than generate it (as in a furnace), it consumes much less power. Making the switch from an electric furnace to a heat pump can mean hundreds of dollars saved each winter—and with the summer weather taken care of as well.
You Might Need a Dual Fuel Heat Pump
Colorado winters can be brutal. You may have read the description of a heat pump and thought, "How can a heat pump draw heat from outside during our cold weather?" There’s also some heat available in the air, no matter the temperature, and contemporary heat pumps are getting better at handling below–freezing conditions. But there is also the option for a dual fuel heat pump. This unit combines a heat pump with a backup furnace (usually propane–powered). The furnace will only turn on when the heat pump starts to lose efficiency because of extreme cold.
We Also Do Heat Pump Repair and Maintenance
Make sure you turn to us for your heat pump installation or replacement work: we’ll make sure you have the right type of system. We’re also here to assist you with anything else you may need to ensure a long and efficient service life from your heat pump. Our service specialists will take care of fast repairs when your heat pump needs them, and we offer excellent heat pump maintenance with our 2.5 Hour Super Tune–Up. Arrange for all your comfort services in Colorado Springs, CO, with Happy Heating & Cooling.