If you’re interested in installing an energy efficient heat pump, but live in a condo, you might be wondering if it is a good choice for your home. Most information about heat pumps is presented in the context of a single family residence, so condo owners might be left wondering if they also can take advantage of the many benefits of a heat pump.
Heat pumps are a great addition to your condominium home — in fact, it could be the best option for you in terms of energy efficiency and ease of comfort. Many condos are already on electric heat, which means the installation of a heat pump should be relatively pain-free. Many condo owners have their heat pump installed on their balcony or patio, which is often very convenient placement for excellent home heating. Installation can be as fast as one-half a day.
Heat pumps excel at providing energy efficient heat because of the process they use to warm a room. The exterior unit of the heat pump attracts errant heat in the outside air, sending it through a refrigerant within the coils of the unit. The heat energy continues its journey to the indoor condenser, where it is distributed to the interior space. In this way, the heat is being moved from one place to another — it isn’t being created by a furnace, as in other conventional home heating systems. Because of this, more energy efficient heat is practically guaranteed.
Heat pumps are a terrific choice for condo owners. Heat pump systems are reversible in the summer months. If you don’t have a current air conditioning (AC) unit, the good news is that you get AC with the installation of a heat pump, with no additional cost. This is all achieved with the same extraordinary energy efficiency.
If you’re ready to increase the energy efficiency in your condo unit, call our office today to schedule your free, in-home energy assessment. You can also use our contact form to get in touch. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!