The certified technicians at Fenwick Home Services provide professional air source and water source heat pump installation services to homes in areas of Florida such as Fleming Island, Atlantic Beach, Orange Park, Saint Augustine, and Jacksonville. We will install the system safely outside your home. Give our staff a call by phone at 904-217-5694 to begin enjoying lower heating bills and better energy efficiency.
What Does a Heat Pump Installation Involve?
After you decide to perform a heat pump installation on your property, a professional HVAC technician can help. Heat pumps allow you to warm up your home during cooler weather for less money than natural gas or propane. The entire installation includes things like an indoor air handler and an outdoor unit.
How Does a Heat Pump System Work?
A heat pump installation allows you to save money on your bill. During cold weather, the heat pump works to transfer heat using a substance known as refrigerant. The refrigerant goes through evaporation and condensation.
On one side of the system, the refrigerant goes through a low-pressure exchanger coil to absorb heat. In the next coil, high pressure causes the refrigerant to compress. This causes some of the heat to be released, which results in your home being warmed.
The 2 Main Types of Heat Pump Systems
Once you make the decision to have a new heating device installed, the next step is considering the different types of heat pump systems. Depending on your budget and unique requirements, you may want a water source or air source heat pump.
- Air Source Heat Pumps: This kind of heat pump installation is known for being inexpensive, which is one of the reasons why it is so popular. It is an ideal option for a moderate climate because it uses the outside air to bring heat into the home.
- Water Source Heat Pumps: With a water source heat pump, heat is dissipated using water instead of air. These types of pumps tend to be less common because a water source is required, such as a lake or well, in order for the pump to work.
How Long Does the Average Heat Pump Last?
A typical heat pump system should last for about 10-15 years. Some heat pumps wear out around the ten-year mark, but many of the newer models can last longer.
The lifespan of your heat pump depends on how well you take care of it. To ensure you do not have to perform a premature heat pump installation project, you will need to work with a professional to perform continuous maintenance on your system. Ideally, you should have a technician inspect it at least once a year to identify and resolve potential problems.
During the maintenance process, the technician will clean the coils, replace the air filters, and clean the fins. To prevent damage to your heat pump, plants shouldn’t be grown within 18 inches of the pump.
Industry-Leading Heat Pump Installation Services
If you are interested in scheduling a water or air source heat pump installation, Fenwick Services is here to help. Our team of expert technicians offers convenient heat pump replacement services and will work with you to find the correct type of system for your home. We offer heat pump solutions in locations such as Neptune Beach, St. Johns, Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Atlantic Beach. Next, our staff will help you review your budget and set up a timeline for the installation process.
Whether you want to install a new heat pump or repair your current HVAC system, Fenwick Home Services has the experienced team you need. We also provide trusted and efficient maintenance services for furnaces, air conditioners, and ductless mini-split systems. To find out more about our heating and cooling services, call us today!
Updates to the Regional HVAC Equipment Efficiency and Testing Standards
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.