February 6, 2019
We’re officially in the thick of another winter here on Long Island, and that may be bringing back painful memories of last year’s high heating bills. If you have a furnace or boiler that runs on oil, you know the pain and expense that comes with scheduling regular oil deliveries. Often when it’s time for another delivery, it seems as though you’ve only just had it filled!
What if you could say goodbye to oil for good and rely on a much more efficient heating system to keep your home comfortable all winter? With an air source heat pump, you can.
What Is an Air Source Heat Pump?
An air source heat pump is an energy efficient heating (and cooling) unit that uses electricity to move the heat already in the air from one place to another. In the winter, a heat pump absorbs ambient low-temperature heat, compresses it, and moves it indoors to heat your home. In the summer, it absorbs excess indoor heat and moves it outdoors to keep your home cool.
There are two main types of air source heat pumps: ducted heat pumps and ductless mini-split heat pumps. Ducted heat pumps connect to ductwork to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. Ductless mini-splits, on the other hand, are installed directly in the rooms they condition. One or more indoor air handlers are connected to an outdoor unit via refrigerant lines, eliminating the need for ductwork.
What Are the Benefits of Switching to a Heat Pump?
As you can imagine, heat pumps are extremely versatile. With flexible system options, you can install just one indoor air handler in a hard-to-heat room or opt for a whole-home heat pump system to replace your old heating system. You might consider a central, ducted heat pump if your home already has ductwork, or ductless heat pumps if you’re replacing a boiler. The choice is yours!
Heat pumps offer many other benefits as well. With an energy efficient air source heat pump system in your home, you can expect perks like:
Customizable indoor comfort
Simple professional installation (especially with mini-splits)
Reliable year-round comfort
Greater energy efficiency
Lower energy bills
Reduced reliance on fossil fuels
No more oil deliveries
Say Goodbye to Oil with Green Team LI
If still you’re relying on oil to heat your home and seeing higher energy bills with every winter, now is a great time to consider making the switch to a heat pump system! With Green Team LI, saying goodbye to oil is simple. Our heating experts specialize in designing and installing high efficiency heating systems for home here on Long Island — including energy efficient heat pump systems. To get started, simply get in touch with our team to schedule a heating installation consultation!