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How Do Heat Pumps Work?

September 19, 2022 | Blog

With the cold winter months right around the corner, it’s important to be sure that your heating system is working at its full potential. If you’ve recently noticed it’s been performing less than ideally, then it may be time to look into upgrading.

There are many different options to consider when it comes time to replace your HVAC system, which can make choosing the most practical and cost-efficient way to heat your home feel overwhelming. Luckily, our qualified professionals at Barker’s Heating & Cooling will help make that process as simple as possible from start to finish. As we’ve recently noticed a growing interest in sustainability amongst homeowners, heat pump systems have become an increasingly popular choice. Depending on where you live and what type of weather is common in your area, one of these units might be the right option for you!

What Are Heat Pumps?

These energy-saving and humidity-regulating systems are great alternatives to air conditioners and furnaces. Their advanced technology allows them to operate as an all-in-one solution to fulfill your home’s heating and cooling needs. By utilizing a particular component called a reversing valve during the cold winter months, these units are considered to be one of the most sustainable heating options available.

How Do They Work?

Heat pumps run on electricity and require an indoor and outdoor unit to function. They work exactly as an air conditioner in the summer by removing hot air from inside your home while simultaneously pumping through cool air.

During the winter, the unit basically runs in reverse. This “run in reverse” process collects heat from the outside air and pumps it into your home, saving a considerable amount of energy when compared to more traditional options.

Heat Pumps VS Other Systems

The most recent data collected from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that natural gas-powered units are the most common type of home heating systems in the U.S. Because these types of heaters involve the generation of new heat through specific processes, they tend to be costly over time and produce carbon emissions. This is typically not the case for heat pumps since they essentially transfer heat from one place to another rather than creating it.

In fact, The Department of Energy (DOE) says that switching to a heat pump from a fuel-powered heater can save homeowners up to 6,200 kWh per year, while those switching from an electric system would save about half of that. This overall decrease in energy consumption results in hundreds of dollars reduced from your electric bill over the course of a year.

College Station Heat Pump Installation

Our skilled technicians here at Barker’s Heating And Cooling will be able to determine if a heat pump will work with your home’s existing air ducts. Our knowledgeable team will work to give you the best possible experience throughout the heat pump installation process and be able to answer any questions you have before, during and after your service. We’ll do everything to ensure you feel totally confident in your home’s brand new heating and cooling system!

Contact Barker’s Heating And Cooling!

It’s no wonder why heat pumps have been an increasingly popular choice as many homeowners are becoming more concerned about energy consumption and sustainability. When it’s time to make the upgrade, contact Barker’s Heating and Cooling for all of your College Station heater replacement needs!

Why Choose Barker's?

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You will save a minimum of 30% on your heating and cooling costs or we will refund double-the-difference of your savings not realized during the first year.
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If we do not have your new system operating by the date promised, we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.
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We guarantee that the equipment we have installed will perform as we have stated, or we will remove it and return 100% of your investment.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Very Professional

Chandler did an excellent job checking out our heat pump. He was very professional, communicated well, was responsive to our questions and I was very happy with everything he did.

Steve M.

Honest and Trustworthy

Our AC went out during a late summer heatwave. Called Barkers and Victor worked very hard to get the outside unit up and running. Two hours later we conceded to the death of a 29 yo unit. Victor notified the office the next morning, and within 24 hours we had a complete new system installed, and the house cooled by the time I got home from work. Highly recommend. Honest and trustworthy.

Susan H.

Very Impressed

We were impressed by this company from the first phone call. Reed was an exceptional young man; very personable and professional. The installation team of Mike, John and Cody did an excellent job. Barker’s is a business with high standards and we are very satisfied with everything about them. So glad we found this company!

Donna D.