Is An Air Sourced Heat Pump Right For You in Las Vegas
If you’re upgrading your home’s HVAC system you might be curious if an air-sourced heat pump is suitable for your needs. Here at A-Tech Heating and Cooling, we are often asked this question and have decided to put together a resource that addresses it along with other related questions.
We hope the information we provide in this piece will help you during your project. If you have any questions which haven’t been answered, or are interested in receiving a quote, give us a call at 702-489-5500.
What is an Air-Source Heat Pump?
Air-source heat pumps, also known as ductless heat pumps, work in the same way that geothermal pumps work. They condense heat during the summer and pull it out of the home, letting the heat disperse into cool outdoor air.
During the winter, air-source heat pumps work in reverse. They condense heat from the outdoors and direct it into the home. Whereas geothermal pumps require a hefty investment to install deep into the ground, air-source heat pumps are much more affordable.
Why Do People Use Air-Source Heat Pumps?
In many states across the country, people using these pumps can save up to 300 gallons of oil every season. It may sound crazy to heat your home during the winter using “air from the outdoors,” but it works! An air-source heat pump is very effective and can condense heat from outdoor temperatures as low as -17 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ductless heat pumps are also a great addition to a home that is being remodeled. They can work alongside furnaces, either as main units or as backup units. Running a ductless heat pump full-time can save up to 40% on energy bills when compared to an electric furnace.
Is an Air-Sourced Heat Pump Right For You?
Air-sourced heat pumps are cost-effective and provide year-round benefits in the state of Nevada. There are some climates in which a geothermal pump would be more beneficial for a homeowner to run, but in Las Vegas they are definitely an option.
Deciding whether an air-sourced heat pump is the right option for your specific home and needs is a little bit trickier to determine. It depends on whether you’re looking to heat and cool your home using only an air-sourced heat pump, in how many years you want the HVAC system to pay for itself in terms of efficiency, the size of your home, and many other factors.
At A-Tech Heating and Cooling we believe in providing homeowners with customized solutions, and not cookie-cutter products. That’s why we don’t feel comfortable recommending a heat pump for a home we have not yet evaluated. And this is the same reason that we offer free quotes with zero obligations. If you’re interested in having your specific home and needs taken into consideration when determining if an air-sourced heat pump is right for you, get in touch with us at 702-489-5500. Our customer service team is available around the clock to help you setup an appointment that is convenient for you and your family.
What is the Difference Between Multi-Zone and Single-Zone Systems?
A single-zone air-source pump is designed, and implemented, in only one area of a home. This is perfect for a remodeling addition or to get rid of hot or cold spots within a house.
A multi-zone system on the will have two or more “indoor heads” that condense or distribute heat as needed. This setup is used when cooling or heating multiple rooms, or when an air-source heat pump is used to cool an entire home.
Which Air-Source Heat Pump is Right for Me?
In order to determine which model of heat pump is suitable for your needs, you will have to take your home’s size, design, and comfort needs into account. Cooling efficiency of air-source heat pumps are specified using a SEER rating (seasonal energy efficiency ratio). Heating efficiency will be specified using a HSPF rating (heating performance factor).
Use the ratings of desired pumps to compare them to your current HVAC system, or other HVAC system options before investing in an air-source heat pump. Otherwise, you might find yourself spending more money on a solution that did not cater to your exact needs, home design, and budget.