Heat pumps were once found mostly in Southern states, but as the technology has advanced, they have become more common in colder climates like ours.
Studies, and our own installation experiences, have shown, however, that many people who install heat pumps do not remove their existing heating system, whether it is powered by heating oil, propane gas or natural gas. Homeowners want to keep their boilers or furnaces as a backup heat source to compensate for the inadequacy of many air-source heat pumps to keep homes warm enough on bitter cold days. Why spend more money on labor to remove a perfectly functioning oil or gas heating system when it can serve as your “safety valve” against extreme cold? People really appreciate having a backup heating system whenever the latest Polar Vortex does some cold calling!
The most cost-optimal outdoor temperature to switch over a heat pump to your oil- or gas-fired heating systems is 30°F. We can add integrated controls to your system so it would automatically switch over at or below this temperature so you can avoid feeling any chill in your home.
You should also be aware that as an electrical system, a heat pump will significantly increase your home’s electric use. That’s something to keep in mind during a time when electric rates have been steadily going up.
Heat pumps work much the way a central air conditioning system does, moving heated air from one location to another. But thanks to a special valve, heat pumps can reverse the process to produce heated air instead of cooled air.
As the area experts in home comfort, the equipment specialists at Wilson have done extensive research into the most efficient, durable and reliable heat pump brands. We only install systems that meet our high standards for quality, efficiency and dependability. And because our technicians are highly trained industry veterans, they understand all the steps involved to ensuring your heat pump installation is done correctly for maximum performance.
Just as important as which heat pump system you buy is who you choose to install it. Wilson HVAC installation technicians have installed hundreds of systems and are certified by North American Technician Excellence (NATE), the industry-standard certification and training organization for HVAC technicians.
From the moment we arrive at your home to install your new heat pump to the moment we turn it on, you can expect the utmost courtesy and professionalism from every member of the Wilson team. We will go about the heat pump installation process with as little disruption to your daily routine as possible. We will clean up after ourselves at the end of the day and return your home to you in the condition we found it. Every Wilson employee is totally committed to your comfort, and our goal is 100% customer satisfaction.
All the heat pump manufacturers we partner with, such as Carrier, stand behind their equipment with multiyear warranties, and Wilson stands behind its heat pump installation work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Contact Wilson and one of our highly trained heat pump installation experts will get right back to you and tell you more about our efficient, affordable heat pump options.
We’re the people you can trust! Wilson designs, installs and services heat pump systems throughout the Delaware Valley, including the towns of Media, Wallingford, Swarthmore, Springfield, Broomall and Newtown Square.
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