A heat pump can provide efficient heating and cooling for your home. When properly installed by Integrity Home Heating, a heat pump can deliver one-and-a-half to three times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes. This is possible because a heat pump moves heat rather than converting it from fuel.
A heat pump's refrigeration system consists of a compressor, two coils made of copper tubing (one indoors and one outside) and copper tubing connecting the coils. In heating mode, liquid refrigerant in the outside coil extracts heat from the air and evaporates into a gas. The indoor coil releases the heat from the refrigerant as it condenses back into a liquid. In cooling mode, a reversing valve near the compressor can change the direction of the refrigerant flow for cooling the home ( as well as for defrosting the outdoor coil in winter).
For climates like Oregon, with moderate heating and cooling needs, heat pumps offer an energy efficient alternative to electric resistance heat types. Today's heat pump options can reduce your electricity use for heating by 30% to 50% or more, compared to electric resistance heating such as baseboards, wall heaters or ceiling heat.
Integrity Home Heating partners with Ruud to offer a complete line of heat pump options: single stage, two stage and variable speed, to offer a wide range of HSPF and SEER efficiency options. Ruud heat pumps are engineered to perform both efficiently and quietly, delivering indoor comfort you can count on when you need it most.
Contact us today at 541-520-6227 for more information about a heat pump for your home.
HSPF: Heating Seasonal Performance Factor:
The ratio of BTU heat output over the heating season to watt-hours of electricity used. The higher the HSPF rating of a unit, the more energy efficient it is. The Federal minimum in the North Region (Oregon) is 8.2 HSPF, with ratings as high as 13 HSPF possible with specific models.
SEER: Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio:
The ratio of BTU cooling output during a typical cooling season to watt-hours of electricity used. The higher the SEER rating of a unit, the more energy efficient it is. The Federal minimum in the North Region (Oregon) for an Air Conditioner is 13 SEER, and for a Heat Pump is 14 SEER, with ratings over 20 SEER possible with specific models.