Heat Pump Installation & Replacement Services in Lancaster, OH
Heat Pump Installation Done Right.
With heat pumps increasing in popularity as effective, affordable year-round HVAC systems, we at Lancaster Furnace & Air Conditioning are happy to provide heat pump installation and replacement services to the people of Fairfield County. Because they give us that cool and crisp indoor air during the hot months of summer and that cozy heated air during winter, they aren’t just an alternative to the traditional electric or gas furnace. They are also effective replacements for your existing air conditioning system. Interested in a heat pump for your home? Learn more about heat pump installation today!
Heat Pump Installation & Replacement Quick Guide
Is a Heat pump Right for me?
Choosing the Right Heat Pump
How Does Installation Work?
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When it is time to get a new HVAC system, it is best to ask for an estimate or HVAC quote from a contractor to give you an idea of how much it will cost to replace your system.
Things you’ll need to know:
- How big is your home? (sq. ft)
- What year was your home built?
- Where is your current heating system located? (basement, closet, etc.)
Should You Have a Heat Pump?
Heat pumps are rising in popularity as an essential part of residential HVAC systems across Central Ohio, but is it right for your home?
What is a Heat Pump?
A heat pump is both a heating and cooling system, extracting heat from the air and moving it via an air handler to another location. In the summer months, a heat pump will extract heat from your inside air and relocate it outdoors, essentially cooling your home. In the winter months, a heat pump system will move heat energy from the outside air into your home.
The ability to either heat or cool a home, combined with the fact that it moves heat rather than creates heat, makes a heat pump an excellent choice for consumers interested in energy efficiency and versatility.
How does a Heat Pump work?
A heat pump can switch from air condition mode to heat mode by reversing the refrigeration cycle, making the outside coil function as the evaporator and the indoor coil as the condenser. The refrigerant flows through a closed system of lines between the outdoor and the indoor unit. Air from the inside of your house is pulled into ductwork by a motorized fan. The refrigerant is pumped from the interior coil to the exterior coil, where it absorbs the heat from the air. This warmed air is then pushed through connecting ducts to air vents throughout the home, increasing the interior temperature. The refrigeration cycle continues again, providing a consistent method to keep you warm.
If you’re considering the purchase and installation of a heat pump for your Lancaster, Ohio, area home, keep in mind that heat pump installation involves the replacement of both your A/C and your current home heating system. As such, having a heat pump installed is probably a good option if you meet the following criteria:
- Your current home cooling system needs to be replaced.
- Your current electric or gas furnace needs replaced.
- Your HVAC system is inefficient or outdated and your energy bills are high.
Choosing the Right Heat Pump
There are three main types of heat pumps to consider for your home:
Inexpensive to install and commonly used, air source heat pumps function well in moderate climates, using outside air as a medium for heat exchange.
Water source heat pumps dissipate heat by way of water instead of air. They require well, lake, or other water source access, and aren’t as common.
Ground-source or geothermal heat pumps take advantage of thermal energy stored underground, transferring heat in a similar manner to air source heat pumps. Due to the constant temperature of the ground, they offer much more efficient operation, however, installation is pricier and more complicated due to the need for excavation and installation of underground piping.
There are also a few different ways to install heat pump systems:
The most common installation on ducted systems, with an indoor evaporative unit located in a closet, basement or attic, and the condenser and compressor unit located outdoors in a large metal box.
All mechanical components are housed in a larger metal outdoor box. (Only ductwork is located in the home.)
Mini Split or “Ductless”
Great for homes without ducts, these work similar to air source heat pumps, albeit on a smaller scale.
These units sit in your windows and take up minimal space.
Our Installations are Quick & Easy
At Lancaster Furnace & Air Conditioning, we make the installation process a breeze for our customers. First, we’ll dispose of your old HVAC equipment in an environmentally friendly manner. Then, we’ll begin installation according to which package you’ve chosen. We’ll reconnect the ductwork, calibrate the new system controls, and perform tests on the new system to ensure everything is 100% working order. We’ll be sure to clean up after ourselves and be on our way — leaving you and your family more satisfied than when we arrived!
HVAC Financing Options in Lancaster, OH
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At Lancaster Furnace & Air Conditioning, we have some outstanding HVAC finance offers we have available for our highly valued customers. In addition, we have partnered with several different financial institutions to help our customers keep their homes comfortable year-round. Learn more and apply today!
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