Heat pumps provide versatile heating, cooling, and humidity control—they move heat outside your home in the summer and pull heat into your home in the winter. For those in moderate climates, where the temperature doesn’t regularly drop below freezing, a heat pump can be the answer to both heat and cool your home for all your comfort needs.
This compact model is simple to install, only wires and piping need to run between the indoor and outdoor units. The 38MARBQ model also features premium energy efficiencies of 21.5 SEER and 13 HSPF making it a great choice for retrofit applications.
What To Look For In A Heat Pump
Heat pumps vary in the number of stages or speeds they offer. Different speeds, or stages, can affect your comfort and the consistency of indoor temperature. The most basic is a single-stage heat pump, with airflow on or off, which can cause fluctuations to your indoor temperature and comfort. Two-stage models offer high- and low-stage heating and cooling to more efficiently heat or cool your space when outdoor weather changes to very cold or very hot conditions. These advanced features can provide more consistent comfort levels than a single-stage model. Premium, variable-speed heat pumps have multiple stages for more precise temperature control and more consistent comfort.
Heat pumps are rated by their Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF), which is a measure of a heat pump’s overall energy efficiency during the heating season, their Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and their Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER). These ratings are similar to miles per gallon (MPG) for a car: the higher the rating, the more energy-efficient the system.
Another energy saving option is investing is a geothermal heat pump, which delivers energy-efficient performance to give you comfortable indoor comfort.
One way to dramatically improve your home’s comfort is to keep indoor humidity levels steady throughout the year. Two-stage and variable speed heat pumps offer better control because they operate for a longer period of time at lower speeds and use less energy. These pull more humidity out of the air than models with a single-stage compressor.
Variable-speed and two-stage models provide ultra-quiet operation compared to models with single-stage compressors. In addition, heat pumps that include sound blankets and our Silencer System II™ design can further reduce sound levels.
Residential Heat Pump System For Any Home – Any Budget
Carrier offers a wide selection of heat pumps or a heat pump system to virtually any home or budget. With a variety of options available from the Infinity, Performance, and Comfort series, you are sure to find the right option to keep your home comfortable. Contact a local Carrier HVAC expert to help choose the best cooling and heating systems for your needs.
Energy Efficient Electric Heat Pumps
Many Carrier residential heat pumps are Energy Star® qualified, providing energy efficient heating or cooling for your home. A local Carrier expert can help you choose a heat pump system with an impressive HSPF and SEER rating that might qualify for local utility rebates.
What Does A Heat Pump Do?
Wondering, what is a heat pump? You’re not alone – it’s a common question. An air source heat pump is a versatile heating and cooling system that utilizes an air handler to move heat from one place to another. In the summer, heat pumps work by moving heat from inside your house to an outdoor unit, efficiently cooling your home. In the winter months, a heat pump reverses the process, drawing heat from outside air (yes, even when it is cold outside there is heat in the air) and releasing it inside to heat your home.
The Difference Between A Heat Pump And Air Conditioner
A heat pump is an alternative to an air conditioner. As cooling systems, an air conditioner and a heat pump system are very similar, drawing heat from the air inside your home and releasing it through an outdoor unit. But, unlike air conditioning, a heat pump can reverse the process, heating your home by collecting heat from seemingly cold outside air and releasing it inside. Learn more about the difference of a heat pump vs air conditioning.