Heat pumps are ideal for enjoying efficiently delivered warm and cool air to your home, no matter what season it is. There have been some recent advancements that make some heat pumps even more innovative and efficient than ever.

Look for these features when shopping for a heat pump:

Variable-speed motors: Motors with multiple speeds minimize cool drafts and keep air circulating throughout your home at a comfortable and quiet velocity. When it becomes too cold outside for the lower speed to keep up, the blower can run at full speed to bring the house back to a comfortable temperature. In the meantime, you save money and energy while the motor operates at a lower speed.

Desuperheater: When in cooling mode, heat pumps give off waste heat on the exterior, which models equipped with this feature can use to heat your home’s water. This way, you reduce energy waste and heat your water with two to three times greater efficiency.

Scroll compressor: Standard heat pumps come with piston compressors, which are noisier and have a shorter lifespan than new scroll compressors. Scroll compressors can deliver air that is 10 to 15 degrees warmer than piston compressors can produce.

Backup burners: When New Jersey winters get unbearably cold, heat pumps lose their efficiency. To keep you warm more effectively, a backup burner system takes the place of the heat pump. This is more efficient than electric resistance heaters which are typically used as heat pump backups.

When compared to a furnace, a heat pump is certainly a more efficient option. What is even more efficient is a new heat pump with a number of these energy-efficient and comfort-enhancing advancements. To learn more about using an advanced heat pump in your New Jersey home, contact Pipe Works Services today. Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about heat pumps and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide. Pipe Works Services serves Chatham, NJ, and the surrounding areas.

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