Colorado experiences a wide range of temperature changes throughout the year; sometimes even within the same day. While a furnace is often used to keep a home warm, many people in Colorado elect to combine their furnace with a heat pump to increase their energy efficiency and save money on heating bills.
A heat pump uses electric refrigeration technology to move hot and cold air to and from your home as needed. Because it does not actually create heat, a heat pump alone is probably not sufficient for the Denver metro area’s colder climate. However, when combined with a furnace, a heat pump can take on the heavy load of heating your home when the temperature outside is just above freezing. When the colder air hits our area, the furnace can kick in to properly heat your home.
Some people are surprised to learn that a heat pump is also beneficial during the hot summer months. Heat pumps can actually cool your home in the same manner it heats it, and they work like any other air conditioner during the summer.
At Indoor Air Quality, Inc. we can help you determine the correct size of heat pump for your home by performing a load calculation which analyzes your home’s:
- Directional positioning
During a load calculation we will also ask you specific questions regarding:
- How many people are living in your home
- How hot or cold you like your home to be
- How you want to improve the heating or cooling of your home
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Geothermal heat pumps are the most efficient way to heat and cool your home as well as provide domestic hot water. These systems use electricity to move the earth’s stable and abundant thermal energy from the ground into your home.
Advantages of geothermal systems include:
- Highly energy efficient: they are eligible for a 30% federal tax credit with no cap (unlike the $1,500 cap for eligible furnaces)
- Reduced utility bills
- Heating, cooling and dehumidification for comfort all year
- Remarkably quiet
- No open flame, no fumes or odors
- Fewer moving parts to wear out
- Environmentally sound technology
Once we have determined the proper size, we can discuss the different heat pump options available, including highly efficient models. All of our technicians are North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (NATE) certified so you can have peace of mind knowing that you are getting the most efficient system possible. The NATE certification program is recognized by the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry as the leading non-profit technician certification program.
If you would like to learn more about how a heat pump can make your home more comfortable year-round and reduce your heating and cooling bills, please contact the NATE-certified technicians at Indoor Air Quality, Inc. today to schedule a review of your heating system.
Service areas include: Highlands Ranch, Castle Pines, Littleton, Ken Caryl, Englewood, Centennial, and the entire Denver Metro area.