Heat Pump Systems
For climates that have moderate cooling and heating requirements, heat pumps provide an energy-effective alternative to air conditioners and furnaces. As with your refrigerator, the heat pumps utilize electricity that will move heat from cool spaces to warm spaces, making a cool space cooler and a warm space warmer.
Within the heating season, the heat pumps will move warmth from the cold exterior inside your heated home; within the cooling season, the heating pumps will move warmth from the cooler home inside the warmer exterior. Due to them moving heat instead of generating heat, the heat pumps could offer up to four times the quantity of energy they will consume.
The more usual kind of heat pump will be the air-source heating pump that transfers heat in between your home and the exterior air. If you will heat using electricity, the heat pump could trim the quantity of electricity used for warming by as much as thirty to forty percent. Higher-efficiency heating pumps additionally dehumidify better than regular central ACs that results within less energy use and improved cooling comfort within the summertime.
But, the effectiveness of many air-source heating pumps as heat sources dramatically drops at lower temperatures, making them inappropriate for colder climates, though there will be systems which could overcome that issue.
For houses without air ducts, air-source heating pumps will also be available within the ductless version referred to as the mini-split heating pump. Additionally, a unique kind of air-source heating pump referred to as the "reverse cycle chiller" will generate cold and hot water instead of air, permitting it to be utilized with the radiant floor heat systems within heating mode.
High efficiencies will be accomplished using geothermal (water-source or ground-source) heating pumps, that transfer heat in between your home and the ground or the water source nearby. Though they’re more expensive to put in, geothermal heating pumps possess lower operating prices due to them taking advantage of consistent water or ground temperatures.
But, installation will depend upon the size of the lot, the landscape and subsoil. Water-source or ground-source heating pumps could be utilized within extreme climatic patterns than the air-source heating pumps, and consumer satisfaction with these systems will be high.
A newer kind of heating pump for home systems will be the absorption heating pump, additionally referred to as the gas-fired heating pump. The absorption heating pumps utilize heat as an energy source, and could be driven with a huge array of warming sources.
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Even though the time for air conditioner use has long since passed, if you're thinking of replacing your heating system, it might be a good idea to consider doing the same for your cooling system. If they are both close in age, need constant repairs, or have just been acting a little out of the ordinary, it's probably time they were updated. Replacing your systems will make them run more reliably and efficiently, while also making it more cost-efficient for you.
Paying for your new complete Nicor system replacement will also be cost-efficient with these rebate offers:
- Installing a high-efficiency furnace with an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of 92% and a central air conditioner with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) of 14.5, gets you a rebate of $700
- A high-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 92% and a central air conditioner with a SEER of 16 receives $800 rebate
- A high-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 95% and a central air conditioner with a SEER of 14.5 receives $800 rebate
- A high-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 95% and a central air conditioner with a SEER of 16 receives $900 rebate
- A high-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 97% and a central air conditioner with a SEER of 14.5 receives $900 rebate
- A high-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 97% and a central air conditioner with a SEER of 16 receives $1,000 rebate