Why a heat pump could be the perfect way to heat and cool your home.
The heat pump is gaining in popularity here in Salem, OR. The advantage of a heat pump is the overall energy savings. Typically a heat pump will save you 15 to 20 percent in utility costs over a conventional system.
Heat pumps are a great solution for your home comfort system. That’s because they work to provide both heating and cooling. Whether it’s the hottest day of the summer or the coldest day of winter, heat pumps work day in and day out to provide your family with premium comfort.
For climates with moderate heating-and-cooling needs, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. Heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space into a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house; during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide up to four times the amount of energy they consume!
There are, however, many homeowners who are badly misinformed about heat pumps and their operation. To help ensure that you're not one of them, we’ve included some of our FAQs (frequently-asked questions) about heat pumps:
Q: Are heat pumps effective only in mild climates?
A: At one time that may have been true, but not any longer. Advances in materials and technology have made heat pumps a viable choice in almost every part of the United States. Additionally, our local range of heating-and-cooling temperatures make heat pumps an exceptional choice for our area.
Q: Is the quality of heating different from that of other heating systems?
A: Not in terms of the end result, which is a warm, comfortable home. In its heating mode, the temperature of the air supplied by a heat pump is not as hot as the air supplied by a furnace. Air entering a room from a heat pump is normally about 100º Fahrenheit compared to about 120º to 130º Fahrenheit from a furnace. Thus, a heat pump warms a room gradually and more uniformly than a furnace.
Q: Do heat pumps only provide heat for your home?
A: Judging by their name, you might think that’s the case. However, heat pumps got their name because they pump heat into your home in winter and out of your home in summer. Thus, they function like a furnace during the winter and a central air conditioner during the summer. This ability to both heat and cool makes them very economical and efficient home-comfort systems.
Q: Are heat pumps only for new homes?
A: While a home does need to meet basic minimum insulation requirements to be a good candidate for a heat pump, it definitely does not have to be a new home. When considering recommending a heat pump as one of the choices for your home, we collect information and run calculations to make sure it’s a good fit. If you’re still uncertain about heat pumps and their operation, let us answer any questions you have.
When it comes to home comfort, a heat pump can be the most advanced, energy-efficient heating-and-cooling system. Call today to find out if a heat pump is in your future! Salem 503-363-4822 and Corvallis 541-452-5111
A word of appreciation to Day Heating following our annual maintenance visit
A word of appreciation to Day Heating following our annual maintenance visit by Alan. Alan is a positive representative on behalf of DH. We’ve been DH customers since 1976 (rural Amity)when Richard installed our first heat pump, a second pump 15 yrs later at Amity – and now (south of Salem) annual maintenance. Alan was on time, thorough examining our machine and did not seem to be ill at ease with me hanging around visiting while he worked. Please thank him for a job well done.
– Richard S.
Day Heating is remarkably efficient
“Day heating is remarkably efficient. After we discovered our heat pump was not working, we requested an estimate from Day Heating, based on reviews in Angie’s List. The estimator was punctual, and thoroughly explained why the system he recommended would best meet our needs. He explained all the rebates, verified that we had sufficient electrical capacity, and scheduled the installation for three days later. The installer arrived on time and installed the new one by the afternoon. We had electric heat that evening, and used it for the next day and a half until the compressor was installed. They sent the specialists needed when needed, and they worked until their part of the job is complete. It would be hard to overstate how fast and competent these individuals are. The building inspector was scheduled promptly by Day Heating, and they made a follow-up visit after the inspection. The overall results are terrific. The new system has a ten year warranty. It is very quiet and the house is comfortable. Day Heating is a quality company.”
– Chris H.
I am past due in telling you what a great job you and your team did
“I am past due in telling you what a great job you and your team did replacing our 22 year old HP system and installing our new heat pump and furnace. Earlier in my career, I was a heat pump installation inspector for an electric utility’s heat pump program. Our job was to insure that the units were installed correctly with proper airflows etc. I was introduced to Day Heating by a Service Tech-Charlie who finally figured out what was wrong with my daughters unit. Charlie was the 1st tech that I had encountered (several other companies had been out under her home warranty program) that 1- actually knew what absolute zero was- he told me (I didn’t bring it up to him), and 2- knew how to actually test the outdoor stat on her unit and determine that was the problem (I had suspected and pointed this out to the other techs). In 2012 I had several companies give me bids for our replacement. YOU were the only one that followed up. In April of 2013 we decided it was time especially with the Federal Rule change regarding gas furnace efficiency. I found your previous emails and contacted you. You promptly responded and came back out to our home to update the bid. We agreed upon the equipment and price on a Monday and work began on Wednesday! Your crews were top notch. On time, neat, knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. The system is QUIET. I have to put my hand over a duct to feel if it is on! It kept us warm during the few cool days in May and has kept us COOL in these 90 degree days that we have had in June. We actually set the temp at 71 on Wed and Thurs because of the humidity. THE UNIT PULLED IT DOWN AND MAINTAINED THAT, even on Friday and Sat. I will let you know how it does in the high 90’s on Sun-Tues. The house is even more comfortable than before. I think the new return and kitchen supply really helped. We are very happy with our purchase.”
– Steve S.