Dave Broussard A/C & Heating is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Acadiana area, 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, they use electric-powered heat pumps in conjunction with their gas or oil furnace resulting in lower heating costs.
Heat pumps work with a series of coils drawing energy from air, water, or the ground. 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. Though you may think you’re unfamiliar with them, they traditionally heat swimming pools and hot tubs, so you most likely have come in contact with them and not even known it.
Different Types of Heat Pumps
There are three types of heat pumps: air-to-air, water source, and geothermal. As mentioned above, they collect their heat from the air, water, and outside-your-home ground and concentrate it for use. Call Dave Broussard A/C & Heating to discuss the basic differences between these types and which one would work best for you and your home.
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 make up for the difference in five to ten years. Performing proper operation and maintenance of your heat pump will also save you money, as you’ll use less energy, thus resulting in less cost. Be sure to ask your HVAC professional for the proper thermostat setting and the indoor pump’s fan operation. Not following the recommended guidelines can inhibit the maximized running of the pump and can degrade the unit itself. Regular maintenance can prevent degradation as well. Consistent filter changing or cleaning is necessary for a well-running heat pump. Seasonal cleaning of coils and fans go a long way in preventing poor energy efficiency that can end up costing you more money. The energy difference between a well-maintained system and a neglected one can be anywhere from 10 to 25 percent.
To determine the appropriate type of heat pump for you, which can be contingent upon the geography and climate around your Acadiana area or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 337-221-0574 or request service online for an evaluation.
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“As always, I received professional and courteous service from DB.”
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“Overall great experience. Previously used another company that refused to work on my aging system. Dave Broussard tech originally came out and offered an estimate to fix, but recommended I get a quote for a new system. Provided a through inspection to offer correct products and options. Not only did I get multiple quotes to fit with my budget, but Dave Broussard’s pricing was much better than my old company. Ended up getting the system I wanted for less than what the other company quoted me on a smaller unit. Installation was fast and techs did an amazing job! They even fixed a separate issue that was discovered in my attic during the inspection. Highly recommend working with Ryan, Joe, Sage, and Michael!”
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“Nice and quiet! Went about his business without any commotion and did a very thorough job of explaining the needed repairs. A very nice fellow. Hope to see him again.”
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“Excellent service. Very knowledgeable and friendly. He offered good suggestions as well”
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“Daine came in and did a great job for us!”
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“Great technician. Worked until the problem was fully repaired. He is an asset to Dave Broussard AC and Heating”
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“Great service, office staff called before service man Nason showed up. Work was done Professionally, an estimate was given for a needed replacement part to prevent future service call. Pleased as usual with my service.”
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“Did a great job in a timely manner.”