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Lessons with Tommie: Heat Pumps 2

Hey Guys!

I'm Tommie, the Office Manager here at Privette!

In case you didn't know, this is my blog into all things HVAC related that I have learned with a lot of help from my coworkers or through just good old fashion research. Because like you, when I started this job I had quite a learning curve. In my previous post we discussed Heat Pumps, What are they? See here

Fun fact: Did you know the best time to check your heat pump is then the temperature is lower than 70 degrees!

In this post, we are going to continue with our discussion on heat pumps and talk about air-source heat pumps and geo-thermal heat pumps.

These are the two most common types of heat pumps. Air-source heat pumps are more popular for residential heating and cooling. They transfer heat between the air inside your house and the air outside your house. Geo-thermal heat pumps, also called ground-source heat pumps, transfers heat between the air inside your home and the ground outside. These units are more expensive to install but are typically more efficient and have a lower operating cost due to the moderate temperate and consistency of the ground from one season to the next.Typically in East Texas, we don't use geothermal Heat pumps. Michael (Owner/Lead Technician) says that regular, air-source heat pumps are so efficient now that there is no need to spend thousands of dollars on geothermal heat pumps. You likely will not see a return on your investment for many, many years. With that being said there are exceptions. If you have any questions, contact us and our experts can tell you exactly what the best option for your home is.


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