In the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, including Harrisonburg, Staunton, and Waynesboro,  Split-system Heat pumps can be an energy efficient choice for heating and cooling your home or business.  Heat pump systems can generally condition your home for  a quarter of the cost of operating a traditional furnace and air conditioning equipment.  Heat pumps for comparative purposes are rated using a combination of HSPF (Heating Season Performance Factor) for heating mode, SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) for cooling, and COP (Coefficient of Performance) factor.  All Systems are matched and certified by an independent organization known as AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute).  AHRI.org

 

Heatpumps, like your refrigerator, absorb heat from one area and move it to another.  With a typical air source heatpump found in many local homes, heat is absorbed through indoor evaporator coil/air handler unit during the summer months , transferred via refrigerant to the outdoor coil, and then released into the outdoor air.  During the cooler winter months, the refrigerant cycle reverses.  Warm air is absorbed through the outdoor coil, and moved into the home via refrigerant lines, then released into the air by the indoor coil and air handling unit.    American Plumbing Heating Cooling can help ensure your existing heat pump runs at peak efficiency, or assist you with a new high efficiency heat pump system installation.  Contact Us to schedule an appointment today.

 

Ductless or "Mini Split" systems offer high energy efficiency heat pump options to homes that do not currently have traditional ductwork systems installed or are space limited.   Ductless systems, like forced air heatpumps, have an outdoor compressor/condenser section and an indoor wall-mounted air handling unit.  The two units are connected via refrigerant lines, line and control voltage wiring.  Mini-split systems often compliment homes with radiant style heating systems where ducts are not used.  They are also a great choice for home additions in which the existing heating and cooling system can't be extended.   American Plumbing Heating Cooling installs Ductless systems made by the leading manufacturers like Mitsubishi, LG, Sanyo, and Fujitsu.  Call Us to schedule an appointment today.

 

Ground source and water source, or "Geothermal" heat pumps use the same heat transferring concept, but use the relatively constant temperature of the earth or ground water to provide an even lower operating cost than air source heat pump systems.