Thermacon Service Company is a local heating and cooling company located in Beaumont, and we've had a few questions recently about heat pumps in Port Neches TX. What are heat pumps? Can they save residents of Port Neches money on energy?
What are heat pumps?
Most homes and businesses in Port Neches TX have a standard forced air system with an air conditioning split system, and they're often equipped with a furnace as well. A standard heat pump can provide both heating and cooling. It eliminates the need for a furnace.
A standard mechanical heat pump is like a reversible air conditioner. The direction of the refrigerant flow can be changed automatically or with the flick of a switch, and it can either remove heat from the interior and add it to the already hot exterior, or remove heat from the cooler exterior and add it to the interior. Like a standard split system, a heat pump has an indoor unit and an outdoor unit, and the conditioned air is circulated through a duct system with a fan.
A geothermal heat pump is a different animal. It too takes heat from one area and adds it to another. However, rather than working with the exterior air, it uses the ground as a heat sink. Many feet underground, it's always a constant temperature. Heat will naturally flow from a hot interior area to a cool underground area, so a geothermal heat pump is a renewable energy system, and it's eligible for government discounts. If a geothermal heat pump is right for you, we will help you get the best price possible.
Heat Pumps in Port Neches TX
Not all areas of Port Neches can support a geothermal heat pump. We can let you know whether or not it's a good option on your land.
Mechanical heat pumps are viable in the Port Neches TX climate, and they're especially effective if you can use them for compatible purposes. For example, a heat pump can heat a pool by cooling a home interior.
Things to consider
Heat pumps can be a real energy saver, but only under the right circumstances. As a home or business owner, you owe it to yourself to look into whether a geothermal or mechanical heat pump is the right choice for you. Thermacon Service Company has the expertise to help you make that call. Educate yourself before investing in a system that will determine your energy costs for decades into the future. Talk to us today.