February 27, 2018
More and more homeowners are becoming unhappy with their central air for a number of reasons. First, there’s the need for regular cleaning of ducts and registers. This needs to be done because ducts collect dirt, debris, pollen, dead insects or animals, and allergens that trigger or aggravate people’s allergies. Also, dirty ducts create poor air quality which contributes to other health problems such as respiratory diseases.
Another cause of inconvenience is the issue of uneven heating and cooling. A traditional HVAC setup has either a single thermostat to control the temperature throughout the home or one thermostat on every floor.
A typical home loses about 20 percent to 40 percent of the air through its ducts, making your HVAC fairly ineffective. These leaks also allow outdoor pollutants to enter your home through your ducts.
If any of these scenarios sound familiar to you, you might want to look into upgrading to a heat pump instead.
Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning is a top HVAC company in Champaign, IL that can help you find the right heat pump for your home.
Why Choose a Heat Pump?
Because of their high-efficiency levels, reasonable prices and ease of installation, heat pumps are becoming a more popular choice for homeowners.
During winter, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during summer, they move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because these devices move heat rather than produce heat, heat pumps can provide similar space conditioning as a conventional heating system, only it heat pumps consume less fuel.
Here are some of the reasons why homeowners prefer heat pumps over other HVAC systems:
- Lower operational costs
- Lower maintenance
- Lower carbon emissions
- Provides both heating and cooling for your home
- Longer lifespan
- Safer than combustion-based HVAC systems
Features of the Lennox Elite® Series XP14 Heat Pump
With an efficiency rating of up to 16.00 SEER / 9.50 HSPF, this product can save you hundreds of dollars each year, compared to a standard heat pump.
Its precision-engineered scroll compressor has a special compressor sound-dampening system that assures smooth, quiet operation.
Its High-Efficiency Outdoor Coil provides exceptional heat transfer and low air resistance for high-efficiency operation.
The XP14’s precision-balanced direct-drive fan delivers quiet operation with a patented-pending fan design.
Its high-efficiency outdoor coil provides exceptional heat transfer and low air resistance for high-efficiency operation.
It is designed to work with the Humiditrol whole-home dehumidification system.
The XP14’s sound levels as low as 71 dB are much quieter than a standard heat pump.
Its dual-fuel capability can be combined with a gas furnace to enhance comfort and fuel efficiency by alternating between electric and gas heat, optimizing energy use and minimizing heating costs.
It uses a PermaGuard Cabinet, which is a heavy-gauge, galvanized steel construction, louver coil guard, baked-on powder finish and durable zinc-coated steel base provides long-lasting protection against rust and corrosion.
SmartHinge louver design allows quick, easy access to interior components from all sides for cleaning and maintenance. It protects coils from damage and provides a clean appearance.
Its chlorine-free R-410A refrigerant provides exceptional comfort without exacting a costly environmental toll.
Drainage holes prevent damaging moisture from collecting inside the basepan.
Why Choose Bratcher Moraine Heating and Air Conditioning?
At Bratcher Heating & Air Conditioning, customer satisfaction is our number one priority. We believe that you deserve no less than outstanding HVAC products and services.
We care about our customers and employ the best in the business: NATE-certified technicians, attentive office staff, and excellent products from the best manufacturers in the world, most notably Lennox Industries.
Since 1983, we have been exercising the best business practices; that is why our customers continue to depend on us when it comes to their home comfort.
Whatever your Champaign heating and air conditioning needs may be, we are here to keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient all year round.