Can I Install a Heat Pump Where I Live?

A heat pump is one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool your Indianapolis residence. That’s due to the fact they transfer warm or cold air, as opposed to making it. But not all families have been able to take advantage of this energy-saving technology.

In the past, heat pumps were only advised for temperate locations, as they weren’t as effective when temperatures were around or below freezing. When the heat pump couldn’t meet demand, the heating system would then switch to pricier electric heat as an emergency heat source to keep the residence comfortable.

With new technology, heat pump systems are now great for chillier locations. Most can operate properly at much chillier temperatures, although some could still need a backup heating system if temperatures get too chilly. But it’s crucial to note that today’s auxiliary heating systems can also be more energy-efficient than in years past.

We’ll go over the varying kinds of heat pumps so you can choose the ideal one for your residence.

Air Source Heat Pumps: Ideal for Moderate Climates

Air source heat pumps are the most common style of heat pump. They use an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler. These systems move heat from either the indoor air during the warm weather, or outside air during colder weather, keeping you comfy no matter the weather.

With updates in heat pump technology, these systems can now be installed in a full range of climates. But you should know that you will likely need an emergency source of heating if temperatures get colder than 10 degrees Fahrenheit. This could entail a dual-fuel system with a gas furnace. Heating alternates between the two to provide the most energy-efficient heating comfort all over your residence.

Due to the demand for dual-fuel systems in cold climates, air source heat pumps are recommended locations without wide temperature changes and decreased heating requirements.

Mini-Split Heat Pumps: Best for Spaces Without Ductwork in Colder Climates

Mini-split heat pumps are one of the most versatile kinds of heat pumps as they don’t have to have ductwork. This means you can add them just about in any room in your house, including a garage or addition. They’re also highly energy efficient, with most receiving ENERGY STAR® designation.

Mini-splits use an outdoor unit that links to as many as four quiet, small indoor units mounted on your wall or ceiling. This gives you the ability to have zoned heating and cooling, with accurate temperature control in each area.

Outdoor air on even the coldest days holds some heat that your ductless heat pump can use and move indoors. Depending on the kind you select, some cold-weather mini-split heat pumps from Mitsubishi can work in temperatures as cold as -13°F.

Geothermal Heat Pumps: Recommended for Harsh Temperatures and Spacious Yards

Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of even subterranean temperatures to significantly reduce your heating and cooling expenses, usually by 25%–50%! These systems have buried pipes to move heat to and from your residence.

Geothermal doesn’t make a lot of noise and can run for years—around 25 years for the indoor unit and about 50 years for the loop.

It doesn’t require a lot of service and is best if you are in a climate where temperatures vary greatly. A lot of the time, geothermal does not have to have an auxiliary heating system.

However, you’ll have to have a good amount of space and the correct makeup of soil to put in the underground loops. It’s also important to note that installation can run around $20,000–$25,000 for a 2,500-square foot house. Although the installation cost is pricier, continuing energy savings might help the system pay for itself over time.

Because geothermal is so efficient, installing it may make you eligible for federal tax credits and other rebates from your local energy provider.

Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed with Our Heat Pump Installation

There’s a reason why we call our Broad Ripple Service Experts heating and cooling professionals Experts. That’s due to the fact they have an A+ when it includes helping homeowners like you choose the best heat pump system for their residence.

But their work doesn’t end with heat pump installation. We support our job with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year, as we want you to enjoy the very best comfort available from your new heat pump.

And bear in mind special offers, rebates and financing for qualified customers. Getting a new heat pump is even more economical than you may think it is. Give us a call at 317-527-0271 to schedule your free home comfort assessment now!


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