Design Air, Inc. is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of forced air (air to air) heat pumps in Missoula, Montana, and its surrounding area. A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from indoors to outdoors or from outdoors to indoors. For homes with no access to natural gas, heat pumps offer an efficient and reliable solution for heating and cooling.
How Do Heat Pumps Work?
In the winter, a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer, the process reverses, and it will remove heat from your home and transfer it outside like an air conditioner. Heat pumps do this so well that many people in warmer climates exclusively rely on a heat pump for year-round comfort. For those living in colder climates, heat pumps are used in conjunction with a backup gas or electric furnace. Smart system technology allows the system to run the heat pump most of the year, but has the ability to bring in the auxiliary heat when the temperatures outside grow too cold for the heat pump to work efficiently on its own. This technology combination produces a maximum efficiency year-round to save money on utility costs.
Forced air heat pumps work with a series of coils drawing energy from the air. In this way, they are very environmentally friendly and are the most energy-efficient way to heat and cool your home. Heat pumps also work extremely efficiently, because they simply transfer heat, rather than burn fuel to create it. This makes them a greener alternative to traditional gas or oil furnaces.
Are Heat Pumps Expensive?
Installation costs of heat pumps are higher than with a traditional furnace or air conditioner, but the savings over time in annual energy costs can make up for the difference. Proper operation and maintenance of your heat pump will also save you money, as you’ll use less energy. Be sure to have your system maintenance at least annually and ask your Design Air technician for the proper thermostat settings while remembering to consistently change or clean your filter as recommended. The energy difference between a well-maintained system and a neglected one can be anywhere from 10 to 25 percent.
To determine if a forced-air heat pump is right for you and your home, call us today at 406-251-7997 or request service online for a free in-home evaluation.
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“Amy is so very friendly and pleasant to talk to. She goes above and beyond with customer service! Your service men are always extremely courteous, helpful and knowledgeable. They are prompt – I only had one incident a few years back where the serviceman was going to be late due to an emergency call, and he not only called to let me know, but also gave me a time frame as to when he would be there – and yes, he arrived on time. I highly recommend Design Air for any heating or a/c service!”
– Anonymous A.