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Can You Heat Your House with a Heat Pump?

Ductless heat pumps offer adaptable heating and cooling.

heat pump heating rockaway, nj Home heating technology has changed quite a bit in recent years. Households in Rockaway, Morristown, Denville and other North Jersey communities have more options than ever to stay comfortable in the frigid winter months.

One option you can consider is an air source heat pump system. These electric heating and cooling options have been popular in Europe and the Southern U.S. for a while, but they haven’t always been a viable heating option for homes in the Northeast.

Technological advances in recent years have made it possible to heat your New Jersey home with a heat pump. However, many Dixon Energy customers chose to retain an oil- or gas-fired heating system as a backup.

How a Heat Pump Works

Unlike a furnace or boiler, an electric heat pump does not generate heat. Instead, it transfers heat between the inside of your home and the outdoor air. To do this, it employs three basic components:

  1. An outdoor compressor/condenser
  2. An indoor air-handling unit
  3. A combined power cable/copper tube/condensate drain connecting the outdoor and indoor equipment.

You can connect multiple indoor air handlers to a single outdoor compressor/condenser.

While the winter air outside might be cold, it still contains some heat. Your compressor absorbs this heat and transfers it to the air handler to warm up your home. In the summer, this process is reversed. The indoor air handler absorbs heat from your rooms, then expels it outside and returns cooled air to the room.

Benefits of a Heat Pump

There are considerable benefits to having a heat pump in your home. They include the following:

Pairing a Heat Pump with a Supplemental Heat Source

While heat pump technology has advanced quite a bit, these systems can still struggle to keep a house warm during periods of sustained freezing weather. For this reason, many homeowners elect to hold on to their furnace or boiler and find themselves switching over to heating oil or gas heating when temperatures plummet in the dead of winter. We can look at your home systems and advise if a “hybrid” heating solution is right for you.

Talk to Dixon Energy about your heat pump options.

Are you interested in exploring some heat pump systems? Connect with the friendly HVAC technicians at Dixon Energy. We perform many heat pump installations and can show you a range of top-quality products for leading manufacturers like Fujitsu. Together, we can find a heat pump product that works for your home.

Don’t hesitate to contact Dixon Energy today to receive a free, no-obligation consultation.