Heat Pump Installation and Service in
New Jersey’s Monmouth & Ocean Counties
Although heat pumps generate some heat, their main job is to transfer heat from one place to another. In the summer, that means your heat pump removes heat and humidity from inside your home and sends it outdoors. In the winter, the system removes heat from outside, and pumps it inside. Sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t it? What heat is there on a below-freezing day? We could teach a physics class here, but it’s easier to think of a heat pump as an air conditioner running in reverse.
If you have ever put your hand on the outside of an air conditioner, you know that the front side is blowing out cold air while the back side blows out hot air. In the winter, the heat pump reverses so that hot air blows out the front (or top) into your home, and cold air blows out the back (outside of your home).
Proper air temperature in your home is what helps you and your family members stay comfortable. A heat pump installation in your home can make your home more efficient by lowering your homes’ energy consumption year round and increasing performance of your heating system. Increasing the performance of your heating system will result in your home being evenly heated, making you and your family more comfortable all year long.
Some things you should know about heat pumps and heat pump installation:
- A heat pump works different from a conventional furnace. Heat pumps don’t generate their own heat. Instead, heat pump systems use outdoor air and pump it into your home, using much less energy than the conventional furnace.
- Heat pumps deliver a lower supply of air at a slightly lower temperature over a longer period of time, providing more constant heat.
- At times, the temperature of the air coming out of the vents is less than your body temperature, but is still providing heat for your house. When your heat pump can no longer keep up with your home’s heat loss, the second stage automatically kicks in—bringing in much warmer air.
- Water run-off: During the heating cycle, you may notice water running from the outside coil. This is normal. Moisture from the air is condensed on the outside surface of the coil, where it gathers and runs off.
- Outdoor coil defrosting: At certain conditions (low temperature, high humidity), frost and even ice may build up on the coil of the outdoor unit. Luckily, heat pumps are smart, and will automatically defrost themselves. Steam rising from the outdoor unit is the big clue that defrosting is underway; when the cycle is completed, the system will automatically switch back to heating. While this is going on, the heat pump tells the air handler to kick in and take over … so you never see a difference in your home’s temperature.
Heat Pump Service & Maintenance
As with any heating or cooling system, after installation, your heat pump will require regular maintenance to perform its best. Lucky for you, we service, install, and perform maintenance on a variety of heat pump makes and models in New Jersey’s Monmouth and Ocean counties.
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If your heat pump isn’t giving you 100% all of the time, or you’re interested in a heat pump installation, give us a call: 732-201-3840. We’re here, day or night for your New Jersey home’s heat pump installation and service needs. Always your 1st Choice, and always the right choice.