February 20, 2018
Many homeowners still use central air and are complaining about comfort issues such as inconsistent cooling and heating in their homes, which significantly reduces their comfort. The truth is that you cannot effectively control the temperature of the whole house with just a single thermostat.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, an average duct system leaks about 20 to 30 percent of its air. On the other hand, older systems can allow up to 50 percent of heated or cooled air to escape into the ceiling or attic space causing discomfort and throwing away a lot of energy. These leaks cause poor air quality that triggers allergic reactions and certain respiratory diseases.
In order to offer effective solutions to theseissues, Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning partnered with Lennox Industries, a manufacturer of some of the best heat pumps in the industry. We are a trusted HVAC company in Peoria, IL that delivers top-notch heating and cooling products designed to maximize your home comfort.
Advantages of Heat Pumps
Heat pumps provide an effective way of heating and cooling your home. During winter, it provides warmth not by transforming electricity directly into heat, but rather by taking in the heat from the atmosphere or ground, multiplying it and then transferring the heat to your home.
Heat pumps have a lot to offer both to homeowners and the environment. That is why they have been so popular in recent years. They can be used to heat or cool space through radiators, air convectors, and under floor heating systems, and can also be used to heat water for general use in your home.
When installed according to manufacturer’s guidelines, heat pumps can provide a very effective control over room temperature.
A heat pump is also economical to operate since it uses less fuel. Typically, heat pumps can be 200 percent to 400 percent more efficient than other systems. This fuel efficiency translates to a lower carbon footprint and more savings for you.
While it may cost you a substantial amount to invest in a heat pump, but you will be repaid by getting lower monthly utility bills once it is operational.
With an efficiency rating of up to 17.00 SEER / 9.50 HSPF, this product can save you hundreds of dollars each year, compared to a standard heat pump.
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
Its High-Efficiency Outdoor Coil provides exceptional heat transfer and low air resistance for high-efficiency operation.
High-efficiency outdoor coil provides exceptional heat transfer and low air resistance for high-efficiency operation.
Designed to work with the Humiditrol whole-home dehumidification system.
The XP16’s sound levels as low as 74 dB are much quieter than a standard heat pump.
Its Precision-Balanced Direct-Drive Fan delivers quiet operation with a patented-pending fan design.
Its two-stage scroll compressor operates at low stage most of the time for quieter, more efficient performance.
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.
Ask the Heating and Cooling Pros
There are many other reasons why having a heat pump installed in your home is a great choice. If you need more information about this product or any other HVAC concern, call Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning.
We have been the trusted Peoria heating and air conditioning company since 1983. You can put your trust on our seasoned and experienced technicians who have been factory-trained to install and service all brands of heating equipment.