Heat Pumps For Ingham County, Eaton County, Portland, DeWitt, Lansing, MI, and Surrounding Areas
A Very Efficient Alternative to Electric Heat
Heat Pumps from Gary’s Heating Service
When applied as a component of your HVAC system, a heat pump uses outside air to provide both heat in the winter and cool air in the summer.
How Do They Work?
The simplest way to understand a heat pump is to consider it as something that transfers heat from one place to another, depending on the outdoor temperature. It pulls warm air from your home in the summer and from the heat energy that’s present outdoors in the winter. Believe it or not, even in cold outdoor temperatures, heat energy is there. When it’s warm outside, the heat pump reverses directions to act like an air conditioner by removing heat from your home.
Heat pumps consist of two main components: an indoor air handler and an outdoor unit not unlike a central air conditioner. The outdoor unit includes a compressor that uses refrigerant to absorb and release heat between the indoor and outdoor units.
Heat pumps and air conditioners use the same technology and share the same energy-efficient features, cooling your home in the same way. There’s no real
difference in comfort quality, energy efficiency, or energy costs.
The Difference Between Heat Pumps & Air Conditioners
Unlike an air conditioner, a heat pump can also heat your home.
While a furnace burns fuel to create heat, a heat pump uses electricity to transfer heat from one place to another. Since a furnace burns fuel to create heat, it’s not as energy efficient as a heat pump. Gary’s Heating Service uses Trane heat pumps, which are among the industry’s most efficient. It’s also worth noting that heat pumps emit none of the harmful emissions that furnaces produce.
Heat pumps have SEER ratings like air conditioners and HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) ratings for measuring heating efficiency. The higher the SEER and HSPF rating, the greater the energy savings. Because winters can be so severe in Michigan, Gary’s Heating Service matches a backup heating source so you’ll always be comfortable during even the coldest days of winter. We offer advanced features, such as 2-stage compressors and variable speed fan operation. These features improve the comfort level of your home while providing additional energy savings.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
These technologically advanced innovations tap into the earth’s surface, using the energy and consistent heat in the earth, pond, or well water. This is much more efficient since outside air fluctuates in temperature so greatly. Geothermal heat pumps provide cooling and heating, maintaining the highest efficiency on even the coldest winter nights and hottest summer days.
The highly experienced technicians at Gary’s Heating Service have the training necessary to provide expert installation of energy-efficient heat pumps.