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More About Heat Pumps - Frequently Asked Questions

Here, True Comfort has collected frequently asked questions concerning heat pumps. If you don’t find your question answered here, please contact True Comfort in Mount Pearl for more information. We have heating and cooling experts at the ready to assist you.

Q: What is a heat pump?

A: A heat pump extracts heat from the air and transfers it to where you need it. One area gets cooler while the other area gets warmer, making this system ideal for heating your home in the winter or cooling it down in the summer. It can also dehumidify, circulate, and filter the air.

Q: Are heat pumps better than other forms of heating?

A: Heat pumps are cheaper to run, giving you more heat for what you pay for. You can also use a heat pump year-round unlike other systems. A heat pump is also safer and easier to use than fires or electric heaters. Lastly, heat pumps are also environmentally friendly.

Q: Will a heat pump take up a lot of space?

A: No. A heat pump is specifically created to be unobtrusive in design and size. Various types of heat pumps exist, and some can be easily fitted into existing fireplaces or recessed into your walls. You can also mount a heat pump on a wall close to your ceiling and hide ducted split systems in the ceiling as well.

Q: Do heat pumps run quietly?

A: Typically, heat pumps generate noise from air impinging on the grille as it is forced out of the unit. While air noise is marginally higher than ambient background noise, it is usually not distracting. A modern inverter heat pump from a top manufacturer is very quiet. Call True Comfort today to learn more.

Q: Are heat pumps expensive?

A: Costs depend on the amount of heating you need. Normally, heat pumps can produce 3 to 4 times more heat than other systems and their efficiency is somewhere between 300% to 400%. Heat pumps are roughly one quarter the cost of electric heating and one third the cost of gas heating.

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