Heat Pump FAQs

How Does a Heat Pump Work?

Heat pumps works by transferring heat from one place to another by different air or heat sources. Air source heat pumps effectively move heat between the air inside a home and the air outside the home. Where ground source heat pumps transfer heat between the air inside the home and the ground right outside the home.

Where Do Heat Pumps Work Best?

Homeowners in need of a new heating or cooling system can consider the type of climate they live in before going ahead and buying a heat pump system. In colder regions, like the Northeast and the greater New York City area, heat pumps can be combined with furnaces for energy-efficient heating during the cold, winter months. When the temperature outside drops too low, however, the heating pump might not operate as effectively. Instead, the system will use the furnace to generate the heat required to warm up the home. This is called a dual fuel system, where the heating pump and furnace work together to heat a home. It is a very energy efficient and cost-effective way to warm a home in the winter.

What is the Difference Between a Heat Pump & an Air Conditioner?

There are some similarities between a heat pump and an air conditioner, but the key difference between the two is that heat pumps can provide both heating and cooling from a single system. Whereas air conditioners can only provide the cooling aspect. So if you want something that can get you both, a heat pump-based system is what you want.

Is a Heat Pump Cheaper to Run Than Electric Heat?

Yes, heat pumps are significantly more energy efficient than electric resistance heating. When you use a heat pump-based system, you can expect to reduce heating costs by up to 50% simply by making the switch. NorWest Air Conditioning & Heating Corp can help you make the switch, as we are a trusted supplier of name brand heating pumps.

How Cold of Temperatures Can a Heat Pump Work In?

Most heat pumps can provide effective heating down to ambient temperatures of about 5-15 degrees Fahrenheit before they need supplemental electrical heat. So they work well in the cold, winter months, unless there is a blast of cold weather. Then you may need something stronger, such as geothermal heat pumps, which can work in temperatures that go below zero. As well as accompany the heat pumps with a furnace system for these times where it is too cold for just a heating pump.

Contact NorWest Air Conditioning & Heating Service 

We are a supplier of heat pumps and can hook you up with what you need. Heat pumps are commonly used as part of home heating and air conditioning systems and we supply and install these pumps for homes and buildings across the greater New York City area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx, as well as Long Island, Connecticut and Westchester. Get a heat pump professionally installed when you turn to NorWest Air Conditioning and Heating Service. When you turn to NorWest, you get the expertise to properly evaluate your heating situation and help you come to the right conclusion on the parts you need. Request a quote today.

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When you reach out to us, we can provide you with a no-obligation consultation and go over what you are looking. Get the best heating and A/C services when you turn to NorWest! The reason we are able to professionally install heating pumps is due to the fact that we are a full-service heating and air conditioning company. We perform maintenance, repair, sales and installation of all PTAC units. Get the team that will work for you at an affordable price!