- Energy Efficiency
- Heat Pumps
- Indoor Air Quality
Heat pumps have become an increasingly popular alternative for heating and cooling St. Louis area home, because of their efficiency and versatility. SmartHouse has helped many homeowners replace their old AC units and supplement their furnaces with heat pump technology, so they can reduce their annual heating and cooling costs while gaining complete control over their home comfort. Read on to see what all the buzz is about when it comes to heat pump installation, and see if a heat pump is right for your home.
Throughout summer months, heat pumps work just like a highly efficient air conditioner: they transfer the heat and humidity inside your home to the outside, and provide cooler, more comfortable indoor air. They differ from air conditioners in the added benefit of their ability to reverse this cycle and provide heat in cooler temperatures.
In the winter months, a heat pump finds heat in the air outside (even at nearly freezing temperatures) and brings it indoors, where it is sent to the rooms of your home. On the rare nights where the temperatures drop below the range that a heat pump can draw enough heat to keep your home comfortable, you can supplement with your existing gas furnace or boiler.
Heat pumps can be installed in-line with your existing ductwork, to be used as a whole home heating and cooling solution. There are also individual heat pumps, called ductless mini-splits, that can be installed directly into the room or area that needs additional cooling. These mini splits utilize the same heat pump technology, without needing ductwork.
SmartHouse installs quality heat pumps by highly trained, NATE Certified Technicians who are committed to helping homeowners solve their comfort needs as efficiently as possible. We also provide heat pump repair, replacement, and maintenance — which you can even have included or discounted with a flexible warranty!