What Are Heat Pumps?
A heat pump is essentially an air conditioner that can run backward to provide heat. Heat pumps are usually split systems, like a furnace and air conditioning unit combination, with the heat pump taking the place of the AC unit outside. These systems are mostly matched with an air handler or blower coil connected to your ductwork system, but there are some unique packaged or wall-sleeve varieties that are used in condos or similar applications. Beltway Air Conditioning & Heating has been installing heat pumps for as long as they’ve been made, so we can help if you need a heat pump repair or replacement. We have accounts with all key suppliers to ensure access to the right products for every home.
Why Should I Consider a Heat Pump?
Many homes in Baltimore City & Anne Arundel County are heated primarily by heat pumps as they can be more cost effective heating systems than oil or propane furnaces. If you heat with either of these fuels in the Baltimore Metro area, you should call today to get a free evaluation of the annual savings available to you by installing a heat pump. To keep investment costs down, you may even be able to keep your oil or propane unit to act as a backup, which all heat pump systems in our area require. Obviously, natural gas is still the best choice if you have access to it, but a heat pump is a close second. If you have a long-term outlook, or you just want to install the most efficient system possible, a geothermal heat pump solution might be the best fit for your home. Some geothermal heat pumps can be 30-40% more efficient than the top of the line “air-source” heat pumps, and they can provide hot water too.