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Heat Pumps in Milford, CT

Advantages of Having a Heat Pump

In many areas of the country, homes are equipped with a furnace, which burns oil or gas to heat the home in the winter and an air-conditioning system which cools it in the summer. In Connecticut, where the temperatures are extreme and regularly dip far below the freezing mark, a heat pump system is often is the best solution. Unfortunately, many residents often overlook this extremely attractive alternative to improving home efficiency. In addition, by utilizing heat pump efficiency, many of the homes in the very cold regions of Connecticut benefit economically from having a heat pump for the non-extreme times of the year.

If you’re interested in a heat pump, give Tri-City a call. We are here to answer any of your questions as well as help you find and install the right heat pump for your home.

Why Use a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is a device for heating and cooling buildings using the same principles as a refrigerator or freezer. Heat pumps are an environmentally friendly and generally energy-efficient system that uses electricity to compress and decompress a refrigerant gas. It works by transferring heat to the outside from within the home in hot weather and reversing the process in the winter to warm interior air. Thus, a heat pump does the work of both a furnace and a central air conditioning system.

There are three primary types of heat pumps:

  • Air to air
  • Ground source
  • Water source

Many people find they prefer a ground source heat pump because out of the three types, it has fewer moving parts, is extremely quiet, and has an average lifespan of 40 years.

Heat Pump Availability & Installation

If you find yourself intrigued, and wondering, “Where can I find a heat pump?” then you should know that Tri-City is a highly qualified local source that services all of Milford and the surrounding communities with heat pump installations, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Many homeowners have had our team install a heat pump for use in milder winter weather, saving their furnace (a generally more expensive means of heating a home) for all but the coldest weather. They typically find that their heat pump pays for itself in just a few short years. It is important that any heat pump be the correct size for the space it is to heat and cool, and that it be correctly installed.

Let Us Help You Find the Right Heat Pump

A heat pump’s efficiency is measured by its coefficient of performance (COP), a measurement of the ratio between the output of the heat to the amount of electricity consumed. Key to performance is a correctly sized heat pump.

If you’re wondering what size heat pump you need, the smart thing to do is to discuss your space and circumstances with a qualified Tri-City representative, as we regularly make these calculations. It’s not an equation you want to miscalculate! Also, ask about the wisdom of getting a heat pump with on-demand defrosting controls. The way heat pumps transfer heat sometimes cause it to become icy on the exterior, and having the means to defrost the unit as needed can be a tremendous advantage. It also serves to minimize the amount of energy the heat pump requires.

Your Tri-City representative will be happy to discuss the heat pump models that match your specific needs. Call us now at (203) 303-5700 if you’re interested in a heat pump in Milford, CT.

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