Heat Pumps | Air Conditioning Dallas, TX
Heat Pump vs. Geothermal Heat Pumps
A heat pump system is an energy efficient alternative for your home’s heating and air conditioning needs. Our Carrier heat pumps provide efficient air conditioning in Dallas, TX in the summer, and heating in the winter. While heat pump options include electricity and gas, electric heat pump systems are more common for residential needs.
With the new federal standards effective for 2015, heat pumps are even more energy efficient than last year’s model. However, energy efficiency is not the only benefit of a heat pump system, the additional benefits include:
- Environmentally Friendly – During the heating season, heat pumps save energy and do not pollute the environment with harmful exhaust gases. Other systems, which rely on fossil fuels, exhaust carbon monoxide and other byproducts of combustion.
During the cooling season, the heat pump performs as the finely tuned machine it is. Providing greater than ever humidity control, and optional variable speed technology, air conditioning in Dallas, TX has never before achieved the precise control available today. By ensuring your home’s HVAC system produces no more, or less than the cooling and dehumidification it requires for ideal comfort, you save money.
- Increases the Home’s Value - The benefits provided by a heat pump add to the overall value of your home, and increase its potential to sell when you list your home.
- Provide Increased Comfort – Heat pumps offer improved comfort for your home and office. By taking advantage of advanced technologies, such as variable speed fans, and variable speed compressors, heat pumps offer reduced energy consumption, and greater control over humidity, temperature, and energy usage of your heating and air conditioning in Dallas, TX.
The energy efficiency, comfort features, and proven reliability are all factors responsible for the growing popularity of the heat pump. Once considered a system only for mild weather regions, the new environmentally friendly refrigerant utilized in newer heat pumps provides a heat pump more tolerant and capable of performing in colder temperatures than ever before. Garland Heating and Air Conditioning can provide your home with a professional installation for efficient heating and air conditioning in Dallas, TX.
Heat pumps are available in a variety of types with the conventional heat pump being the most frequently sold. The geothermal heat pump is also seeing an increase in sales, and a growing popularity.
Geothermal Heat Pump
The geothermal heat pump takes advantage of the mild temperatures underground, being both cooler during the summer and warmer in the winter, than the outdoor air temperature. The ground temperature remains a consistent 50 to 60 degrees just 4 - 6 feet below the surface. This provides an ideal environment for the system’s loop to sink heat into the ground or draw heat, providing your home with a system that is superior for energy efficient heating and air conditioning in Dallas, TX.
How the Loop Works
Fluid circulates through a series of pipes buried within the ground. These pipes comprise the loop and are a closed system. The geothermal system is also available as an open system where the pipes are located within a pond or lake. Being located underground, or underwater where the temperature is mild compared to the outdoor air temperature, the loop allows the heat pump to produce heat or air conditioning in Dallas, TX with less effort, reducing the need for energy, along with wear and tear on the system.
Because geothermal systems consume half as much energy as a conventional heat pump, they can save up to 50 percent on energy costs. While the cost of a geothermal system is higher than a conventional heat pump (primarily due to the excavation and installation of the loop), the long life of the system, and its incredible energy savings can mean a return on your investment in as little as 3 years depending on your climate and use.
Furthermore, tax credits and rebates from federal, state, local, and utility sources can lower the cost of installation and the time required for the return of your investment. Currently the federal credit is 30% of the cost with no upper limit. If you plan to invest in a geothermal heat pump, there is no better time to invest than now. However, the credit expires December 31, 2016, so do not delay or the credit will be gone.
The long lifespan of the geothermal system is an additional reason a growing number of homeowners are investing in the technology for their home’s heating and air conditioning in Dallas, TX. The heat pump component averages a lifespan of 20 years, while the loop can have an incredible lifespan of as much as 50 years. Once your investment has paid for itself, the energy savings is like free money in your wallet.
If you would like further information on the various heat pump systems, and additional benefits, contact our licensed, NATE certified HVAC specialists at Garland Heating and Air Conditioning. We specialize in high efficiency heating and air conditioning.
Contact a Garland Heating and Air Conditioning certified professional for additional information about our Carrier heat pumps. Our HVAC technicians are available to assist you in selecting the heat pump system right for your home’s heating and air conditioning in Dallas, TX needs and budget. We serve Dallas, Plano and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating. Our dedicated technicians offer convenient 24-hour emergency HVAC service, and are only a phone call away.