Heat pumps can save money on Woodbridge, VA, energy costs. They achieve high heating efficiency by using electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat with a furnace. Ductless and geothermal pumps can save on air conditioning costs as well. There are air source and ground source systems, and they both work on the same principle.
How Do Air Source Pumps Work?
In summer, air source systems transfer heat from inside your home to the air outside, and they remove humidity more efficiently than central systems. Air source systems can save you up to 50 percent on heating costs. Although they used to provide adequate heat only in warm climates, they can now provide sufficient heat in colder climates like Woodbridge, VA, as well.
How Do Ground-source Pumps Work?
Also called geothermal systems, these ultra-efficient HVAC units can cut heating costs by up to 70 percent and cooling costs by up to 50 percent. Rather than moving heat from your home to the air outside in summer, they transfer heat to the ground outside. The heat pump component is easy to maintain, and it can last for up to 25 years. The outdoor below-ground component can last for up to 50 years.
What Are Some Attractive Features Of These Systems?
- Ductless mini-splits are an energy-efficient heating and cooling option in homes without ductwork.
- Two-speed compressors increase efficiency.
- Variable-speed fan motors improve air circulation.
- Heat pumps can provide hot water at a lower cost than electric water heaters.
To learn more about cutting energy costs with a high-tech air source or geothermal HVAC system, visit Brennan’s Heating & Air Conditioning or call (703) 491-2771 to schedule a no-cost residential cooling consultation in your Woodbridge, VA, home.