A heat pump is simply an air conditioner that contains a valve allowing it to let you decide whether you want heat or cool air to circulate throughout your home. The heat pump valve can be adjusted based on your specific needs - providing you with a cool breeze or reversing its flow of Freon, located in the air conditioning refrigerant, and delivering a toasty feel to the room. The heat pump is an electric component that has come a long way from the proprietary gas furnace.
Most people are at least familiar with heat pumps and how it can be a cost-effective way to provide the very best in central air conditioning . Depending on your climate and your heating and air conditioning needs, choosing an advanced heat pump system can range anywhere from $2,000 up to a top-of-the-line, more popular brand that is around $8,000. Some of the best heat pumps can be very expensive but are very quiet and are sure to give you more "bang for your buck."
Maintaining your heat pump system so it can last you years, comes from taking care of the entire air conditioning system and air conditioning parts . Cleaning the air conditioning air filter at least once a month properly (some air conditioning systems now even have disposable air conditioning filters, ) doing an annual air conditioning inspection with a creditable air conditioning company , and simply paying attention to the heat pump thermostat are all ways to make your heat pump air conditioner last.
If you are shopping around for a new heat pump thermostat , look for one that has a variety of features to deliver an overall performance that will give you the best in temperature control. There are two main types of heat pump thermostats and the options are simply based on preference. There are electro-mechanical and electronic heat pump thermostats, used for residential purposes. Many buy the electro-mechanical who do not really want a lot of fuss and are weary of new technology. The electronic heat pump thermostats can provide any temperature you'd like and are entirely programmable, where you can set it to 60 degrees at night and then have it programmed to be at a comfortable 70 degrees when you wake up in the morning. Electro-mechanical thermostats contain a bi-metal coil or strip that are two different types of metals, which expand and contract at different rates. When this takes place, the coil or strip moves and connects to a device that will provide the electrical circuit. They are set at standard temperatures and you adjust them with a little switch to the appropriate temperature.