Heat Pumps: A Greener Path To Heating and Cooling

The latest in clean, green, top-of-the-line, energy-efficient technology for heating and cooling is here. And it’s available to you, the local Rochester homeowner or business owner who is tired of the same old – 

Inconsistent temperatures from one room to the next 

Insanely high energy bills in peak summer and deep winter 

Tired of refilling your propane tank 

Heat pumps are a fantastic option for tackling any of these concerns. Heat pumps are not a new technology, but they are new to the residential heating and cooling scene, making them a proven. There are two types of heat pumps, and several integration options, so let us break it down for you. 

What is a Heat Pump? 

Heat pumps pull heating or cooling from their surrounding environment. During warm months, they pull warm air from inside the home acting as an air conditioner. During winter, they use electricity to move warm air into the home. 

What are the Benefits of a Heat Pump? 

Heat pumps are cleaner energy sources as they do not rely on the burning of fuels to heat a home. They are energy efficient, costing the homeowner far less on their energy bills, sometimes completely offsetting energy costs. They are a one-and-done heating and cooling system that require less maintenance than traditional HVAC systems. 

Two Types of Heat Pumps 

Your choice of heat pump will depend on up-front budget availability and the location and size of your home or business. We are happy to assist you in determining the type that best fits your needs when it’s time for equipment replacement or an annual maintenance visit. Here is a brief run-down of the two types: 

● Air Source Heat Pumps – Cold-climate Air Source Heat Pumps use heat from the outside air to warm the inside of a home. To cool a home during the summer, the same process is done in reverse, extracting heat from inside the home. Air Source Heat Pumps can be used to control the temperature of single rooms within a house, or

integrated with existing ductwork to heat or cool entire homes. They are more affordable to install than ground source air pumps, however, while they are exceedingly more efficient and cost-effective than traditional HVAC, they do not completely offset energy bills like their geothermal counterparts. 

● Geothermal Heat Pumps – Geothermal, or Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP), use underground pipes to extract heat from the ground to warm a house in winter and reverse the process to cool a home during the summer. GSHPs are extremely reliable, long-lasting, and require very minimal maintenance. They have the ability to heat and cool entire homes with such high efficiency, often negating monthly heating or cooling costs to the homeowner. GSHPs require lawn space to install and are more expensive up front than Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pumps, but NYS has incentives for making the switch.

Making the Switch 

At Parina Heating & Cooling, we love helping our customers achieve the best, most efficient, and most comfortable home energy solutions. We can look at your existing ductwork and explore all your home’s energy, efficiency, and comfort needs to determine which heat pumps could be best for you. Contact us to schedule a consultation. 

Whatever type of heat pump you choose, New York State has incentives to help offset costs for the homeowner switching to green energy. Parina Heating & Cooling is a NYS Clean Heat participating contractor and as such, we have made a commitment to encouraging our customers to explore clean energy options. We are expertly trained to bring you the highest-quality heat pump installations and energy efficiency services for your home. 

Sources: 

The Benefits of Switching: NYS Clean Heat