As you are probably aware, air source heat pumps use much more advanced technology than other heating and air conditioning systems. Unlike old-fashioned heating systems, they don’t generate heat by converting electrical energy into thermal energy. Nor do they simply blow air around with fans to cool you off like traditional air conditioners. Instead, they use refrigerants to capture thermal energy and transport it where it is needed.
If it’s too cold in your office, for example, the refrigerants will absorb thermal energy from outside and bring it inside. If it’s too hot in your office, they’ll absorb the thermal energy inside and move it outside. If you’ve never used an air source heat pump for heating and cooling before, you may find their technological sophistication a little intimidating. However, there’s no reason to be concerned. In today’s blog, we’ll address some common concerns and misconceptions that might make you hesitant to invest in a heat-pump based heating and air conditioning system.
- Ease of use
You might be concerned that, if you installed and an air source heat pump, operating it would be complicated, simply because it’s such an advanced machine. This isn’t the case. Air source heat pumps are very easy to operate. In most cases, all you have to do is choose your desired temperature and the system will do the rest. Some pump based systems do come with additional features that may seem less easy to master. However, the hardest part is understanding what your system can and can’t do. Once you understand that, the way each feature operates should become self-explanatory. Furthermore, many systems come with remote controls that make interfacing with them easier.
Anyone who’s ever owned a high-end laptop or tablet knows that advanced technology can be fragile. You may therefore be concerned than an air source heat pump might break down more regularly than a more traditional heating or cooling system. However, the opposite is true in most cases. Because heat pumps use fluid refrigerants to heat and cool buildings, they have fewer moving mechanical parts than their more conventional counterparts. In short, there are fewer parts of them that can break. Ergo, they are much more durable than most other heaters and air conditioning devices.
You may think that it’s easy to maintain and repair older heating systems because they are simpler. What’s more, a larger number of repair professionals are familiar with them. All this is true. However, air source heat pumps often need less maintenance than older heating and air conditioning systems, due to their heightened durability (which we discussed in Point 2). Reputable suppliers also offer regular maintenance and servicing programs.
Here at I-HT, we believe that air source heat pumps are the future of climate control and we are proud to provide an extensive range of heat pump-based systems. We also maintain and service these systems to keep them in working order. We understand that cutting edge climate control technology can seem a little overwhelming if you’re used to more old-fashioned systems. However, we also believe that it’s worth the investment. If you’d like to know more (or have another concern you’d like us to address), get in touch today.