Think of heat pumps like an air conditioner running in reverse. They simply move heat from one place to another. A heat pump can extract heat out of very cold air, and then move it into the home through various methods. This can be through a centrally ducted system or using individual heat pumps known […]
Heating and Cooling
How efficient are heat pumps in cold climates like Vermont?
Heat pumps work well in cold climates like ours and can keep your home comfortably warm when it’s well below zero – as well as pleasantly cool and humidity-free when the summer heat hits. They use energy super efficiently – rather than burning fuel to create heat, they can extract existing heat from the air […]
How many zones for the ducted heat pump system?
The specifics of your home heating design have been created with the support of many experts in our local community and are tailored to the needs of each floor plan. During your design process the specifics of your heating system can be reviewed in detail and will explain how to balance your heating systems and […]
How often do heat pumps need to be cleaned/maintained?
The condenser (outside unit) should be professionally cleaned once a year, and the filter in the head (inside unit) should be cleaned every few months. The inside filters are easy to check for dust and clean (sort of like a vacuum filter!). Interior mini-splits should also be professionally cleaned from time to time, and we […]
Is there a backup heat source?
The centrally ducted heat pump includes a backup resistance heating booster if necessary. The heating system will also be backed up with the battery storage system. In some instances, backup radiant electric heating is also provided. The specifics of your backup heating system are best discussed in the context of your particular plan, as each […]
How do heat pump hot water heaters work?
These work the same way that your heat pump system works. They extract warmth in the air to get water to your ideal temperature. An added benefit of the technology is that they dehumidify the space they are in, helping to keep basements dry. These heat pump water heaters are much more energy efficient than […]