Heat pumps are popular for a reason – or rather, a few reasons. Primarily, folks like them because they are affordable and efficient. But, it makes sense if you aren’t quite sure what they do or how they work, since the terminology sounds like they’re just heaters. In fact, did you know that heat pumps are largely used for cooling, and not just heating? Read on to get all the details on heat pumps, and how they can make your life easier – and more comfortable –in Middlesex and Norfolk counties and the surrounding areas.
The name suggests these pumps are for “heat,” but they’re also used for cooling. In fact, heat pumps were once found mostly in Southern states, but as technology has advanced, they have become more and more practical in colder climates like ours. Heat pumps are now the year-round comfort system of choice for a growing number of homeowners in our region.
The reason behind the confusing misnomer is that heating and cooling both involve managing heat. Traditional air conditioners cool down warm air, and traditional furnaces generate heat. But, heat pumps “gather” the heat that already exists in and around a home with a compressor to harness its potential, either by circulating the consolidated heat to warm a space, or expelling the gathered heat to cool the space.
That’s why heat pumps can be used all year, no matter how hot or cold it is outside, to help reach your desired temperature inside.
Needham installs more heat pumps than just about anyone in the area. The top-name brands of heat pumps that Needham Oil Complete Heating & Cooling installs provide consistent energy-efficient cooling on the hottest days and dependable warmth when the temperature drops. Our home comfort experts can help you choose the best equipment for your needs and your budget through:
Winters around here are hard, and summers are no picnic either. When you become a customer and choose a heat pump from Needham, we can make things much easier for you – and more comfortable! Every member of our team is totally committed to your comfort, and our everyday goal is 100% customer satisfaction, so contact us today.