Heat Pumps in Branson, MO
For climates with moderate heating needs, such as the Branson,MO area heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to a furnace. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house — and because they move heat rather than generate it, can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one-quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating appliances. If you’re considering having a heat pump installed, here are some ways they can be beneficial to your home:
They provide warmth and can be used for cooling: As we mentioned, one of the biggest benefits of installing a heat pump is it’s ability to provide warmth. But did you know that it can also be put in reverse cycle and bring a cooling relief during the warmer weather?
They are convenient: A heat pump enables you to increase or decrease the temperature of your room, or switch from heating to cooling in the push of a button. Once the room reaches your preferred temperature, the heat pump maintains the temperature for as long as you require it to.
The improve air quality: Since heat pumps don’t create smoke or add fumes to the air, they help the air around you and are also safe to have in your home. When your heat pump circulates the air in your room, the filters also clean and purify the air, removing dust, dirt and mold spores.
They are energy efficient: Heat pumps are the most cost-effective form of heating. In fact, the energy savings can return the initial investment several times during the heat pump’s life. This will not only save energy, but will reduce your utility bills as well.
The popularity of heat pumps has risen dramatically over the past few years, due to their high-efficiency ratings, in addition to their practical, convenient and environmentally friendly benefits that owning one can bring. To learn more about CoolPoint Air's heat pump services, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 417-231-1083
How They Work
A heat pump's refrigeration system consists of a compressor and two coils made of copper tubing (one indoors and one outside), which are surrounded by aluminum fins to aid heat transfer. In heating mode, liquid refrigerant in the outside coils extracts heat from the air and evaporates into a gas. The indoor coils release heat from the refrigerant as it condenses back into a liquid. A reversing valve, near the compressor, can change the direction of the refrigerant flow for cooling as well as for defrosting the outdoor coils in winter.
The efficiency and performance of today's air-source heat pumps is a result of technical advances such as the following:
Thermostatic expansion valves for more precise control of the refrigerant flow to the indoor coil
Variable speed blowers, which are more efficient and can compensate for some of the adverse effects of restricted ducts, dirty filters, and dirty coils
Improved coil design
Improved electric motor and two-speed compressor designs
Copper tubing, grooved inside to increase surface area