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FAQ about Heat Pumps

Investing in a new heating and cooling system is a big decision that takes much research. One of the more recent technologies to come out are heat pumps. Today, we're answering your questions about what they are, how they work, their advantages, and more to help determine if this is a good option for you.  

Q: What are heat pumps?

Let’s start with the basics. Heat pumps are one of the most energy-efficient heating and cooling technologies to come out in recent years. It is a system that controls your indoor climate, just like a furnace or boiler.

Q: How do heat pumps work?

Rather than generating heat like a furnace, it is transferring heat between the air inside a building to the air outside. Just think of a heat pump as a transporter that is constantly moving warm air from one place to another.

If you want to get more detailed, heat pumps work by circulating a refrigerant through a cycle of evaporation and condensation. The refrigerant will absorb heat molecules and transfer them inside the unit.

Q: What are the advantages of heat pumps?

  • Single-zone and multi-zone heating

  • Less drying than traditional furnaces

  • Delivers more heat than is consumed in energy use

  • Lower operational cost compared to other heating and cooling systems

Q: Are heat pumps only for residential buildings?

Heat pumps are versatile and can be installed in commercial buildings, as well as residential homes! Here at Del-Air Mechanical, we can provide commercial heat pump services for your business.

Q: Can heat pumps only heat?

Despite its name, heat pumps can both heat and cool your building! When you need it to be cool, it will remove heat and humidity from your home and transfer it outdoors. It is constantly transferring warm air to where it’s needed or not needed, depending on the season.

Q: Will my electricity bill go up with a heat pump?

While it’s different for every building, heat pumps are known to reduce overall heating costs. And it is the most energy-efficient option when compared to most other forms of heating and cooling.

Are you in need of commercial heating in Knoxville? We provide a variety of heating solutions, allowing you to choose the best option for your business based on efficiency, installation, and operating costs. Get started by filling out a contact form online or calling us at (865) 205-9929.