We understand why you are interested in finding a trustworthy company to install a heat pump in your home. After all, installing a heat pump system is one of the best ways for homeowners to reduce their carbon footprint without sacrificing comfort.

Or perhaps you are interested in finding the best heat pump because you wish to lower your heating and cooling bills, and you heard that installing this type of system is one way to make that happen.

Common Heat Pump Questions

Regardless of your reasons for installing a heat pump, we would like to help you learn how to select a heating and cooling company for the job. But first, let’s answer a few more common questions about heat pump systems.

What is a heat pump?

Heat pumps are an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. They are appropriate for all climates.

During the summer, heat pumps move heat from your house into the outdoors. Conversely, during the winter, a heat pump draws heat energy from the air outside and moves it into your home. We know this sounds confusing, but it’s helpful to know that a heat pump works by transferring heat rather than generating heat by combusting a fuel source.

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The result is comfortable temperatures inside your home, no matter how hot or cold it is outside.

Are heat pumps known for energy efficiency?

Yes! Electric heat pumps provide (on average) two to five times more heating energy than the energy you put into them. Yes, you read that correctly.

In addition, a quality heat pump uses inverter technology, which lets the compressor run at a variable speed. With the help of a variable capacity compressor, your heat pump unit will only use the exact amount of energy necessary to maintain the temperature in your home.

And an Energy Star heat pump emits less carbon than other heating and air conditioning systems. This means that the right heat pump installed in your home is good for your wallet and the environment.

As a bonus, your efficient heat pump also runs quietly. You will certainly appreciate this if your current outdoor unit air conditioner sounds like a jet plane taking off every time it operates.

What are the best heat pump brands?

While you certainly can’t go wrong with a Trane heat pump, perhaps the better answer is “it depends on your needs.” What size heat pump do you need? Are you looking for ductless or ducted heat pumps? Perhaps you need more heat in certain sections of your home, and you need a ductless version called a mini-split heat pump.

Maybe you are intrigued by geothermal heat pumps offered by some heat pump manufacturers.

Also, there are a variety of heat pump options to consider. Some have zone control systems, and others have electric resistance heaters as a backup for cold weather,

As you can see, finding the best heat pumps for your situation requires a great deal of knowledge. Therefore, if you are searching for the most efficient heat pump system, you need to seek the opinion of energy experts.

How do you select a heat pump installer?

As you can tell, a lot goes into selecting the right type and brand of heat pump for your home. Additionally, the installation process is complicated, and the job should not be trusted to a low-level contractor in an attempt to save a few bucks.

Besides your home and your car, your heat pump and air conditioning systems may be some of the most significant purchases you make during your life. Besides paying tens of thousands of dollars for your system, you are making a selection that will make your home more comfortable and affordable.

Consult With Your Local Heat Pump Contractor

For all of your HVAC needs, reach out to your local subsidiary of HOP Energy. Not only can they share more heat pump faq questions and explain how a new heat pump system might be the best for your situation, but they can also help you by comparing the available heat pump options.

Perhaps you are interested in the energy savings you can achieve with efficient heat pumps but are concerned about costs. Your HOP Energy consultant can also discuss gas-fired central heating systems, oil-fired heating systems, and electric heating systems.


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Do you need to replace your gas furnace or air conditioning system? Your HOP Energy consultant can also discuss efficiency ratings and approximate energy costs for these HVAC products.

Hop Energy’s Heating Technicians are Certified Experts

Perhaps it’s not time for a heat pump replacement, and instead, you are searching for a company that works on Trane heat pumps, Coleman heat pumps, Ruud heat pumps, Carrier heat pumps, Goodman heat pumps, Rheem heat pumps, or York heat pumps. HOP Energy offers repair and maintenance services for your Carrier heat pump, Lennox heat pump, Bryant heat pump, or any type of heating or cooling system.

We know you have burning questions about selecting the most affordable, efficient, and reliable heating option for your home.

Call your local HOP Energy branch and let us know you’re looking for an efficient HVAC system for your home. We will walk you through all of your options and discuss heat pump sizing to find the right system for you.

Contact us today