What Does a Heat Pump Do?

What Does a Heat Pump Do?

  • Maintenance

What is a heat pump?

If you’re considering a replacement for a Springfield heating system that’s in need of heating repair, a heat pump is a cost-saving option. A heat pump installed by One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of Springfield can be up to 50% more energy efficient than a top-rated gas furnace. With the average home in Springfield expending 30% of household energy on heating costs, a heat pump offers significant savings.

Instead of generating their own heat like conventional heating systems do, heat pumps move heat from one area to another. They work something like air conditioners in reverse operation. While air conditioners cool rooms by using refrigerants to absorb warm household air and direct the heat outside, heat pumps use refrigerant to absorb outdoor heat and conduct it indoors.

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of Springfield offers several types of heat pumps. Air-source heat pumps pull heat from the air outside and bring it inside your home. They are highly effective in areas where outdoor temperature rarely fall below 30 degree Fahrenheit. Absorption heat pumps work the same way as air-source pumps except that they’re powered by a source like natural gas.

Geothermal heat pumps are ground-source devices that pull heat from the earth instead of the air. The temperature beneath the earth’s surface remains at around 50 degrees Fahrenheit year round, providing a constant source of heat even when air temperatures are frigid. These highly efficient devices can reduce your energy costs by as much as 70%.

The age of your system is important when you’re calculating whether it’s more cost-effective to repair or replace your heating system. Modern heating systems are far more energy-efficient than those manufactured a decade ago. The experts at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of Springfield can help you determine whether you’ll enjoy more savings by replacing an outdated system with a super-efficient heat pump.

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of Springfield not only installs and repairs heat pumps but also offers seasonal heating system maintenance to ensure that your new heat pump keeps your family comfortably warm for years to come. Call us today at 417-886-3456 for all your home heating needs.

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What Does an Air Handler Do?

What Does an Air Handler Do?

  • Air Conditoning
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Maintenance

What is an air handler?

An air handler (AH) is a critical component of a Springfield home’s heating or cooling system. In a central air conditioning system, the AH is typically housed indoors in the system’s central unit, a metal box that contains an air filter, a blower, dampers and other components that help the air conditioning system distribute and remove air in your home. One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of Springfield is pleased to offer air conditioning service in Springfield that includes AH installations, service and repairs.

Handlers typically use a large blower powered by a motor to blow air through your home’s duct work. Because the handler is the equipment that determines the amount of air that is circulated throughout your home, it’s important to ensure that your AC system has the right-sized AH. AH equipment can improve the energy efficiency and functionality of your Springfield’s air conditioning too, through the use of variable speeds, high quality air filters and humidity controls.

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of Springfield can ensure that your HVAC systems are enhanced by quality handlers that will help keep your home at the ideal temperature and humidity level while conserving energy. From handlers designed to vary their speed according to the cooling needs of your home to those designed with whisper-quiet operation for installation near living areas, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of Springfield can install the best AH for your AC system.

Air conditioning repair often involves accessing the AH in your home’s central air conditioning system. Because AH inspections are part of regular air conditioning maintenance service, by scheduling regular AC service, you can help prevent AH repairs, ensure that your system is operating at peak efficiency and extend the life of your air conditioning system.

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of Springfield HVAC technicians are experts in all aspects of your Springfield home’s air conditioning system, from the AC’s air handler, blower and air filter to the system of duct work. Whether you need service, an installation or a repair, call us today at 417-886-3456 for all your air conditioning needs.

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