Many Portland residents and commercial property owners in Maine are now considering heat pumps as an energy efficient alternative to more costly methods of home heating and cooling like oil furnaces and air conditioners. Heat pumps, expertly installed by Laplante Electric, are the perfect way for Portland residents to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
How do Heat Pumps Work?
How they work is confusing to many people, although it is actually easy to explain. There are two main parts to the heat pump system. An outdoor unit contains a compressor that draws heat into the home no matter how cold it is. The heat energy is sent inside the home using refrigerant and a piping system powered by an indoor fan wall unit. During the summer, the process is reversed by drawing heat energy from inside the house and sending it out through the outdoor compressor.
Heat pumps can cover as much space as an air conditioner or heating system at a much lower cost. It is estimated that heat pumps save people seventy-five percent of what they usually pay for conventional heating or cooling. Heat pumps are also environmentally friendly. The Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority has identified heat pumps as one of the most energy-efficient ways of heating your home. A small amount of electrical energy is needed to run the compressor. Most heat pumps have a timer that can be set for typical hours of operation to save even more money.
Why Maine Residents Buy Heat Pumps
- Use less energy
- Air-source heat pumps are great for cold climates
- Keep air cleaner
- Compatible with existing ducts
- Compatible with radiant floor heating systems
- Ductless systems available
- Ability to regulate and control single zones (rooms) in a home
Maine Heat Pump Financing
Because of the high efficiency rate of heat pumps, Efficiency Maine can help local homeowners pay for energy upgrades with home energy loans for qualified applicants. Borrowers have to be Maine residents and have a good credit rating. Loans are only paid to Efficiency Maine residential registered vendors and those vendors must install the upgrade. Now is the time to consider heat pumps for a more efficient and less expensive way to heat or cool your home. Laplante Electric has the equipment and expertise to turn your home into an environmentally safe one with heat pumps that use less energy and save you money while contributing to a healthy environment.
Choose Laplante Electric as your Portland Maine Heat Pump Installer
Laplante Electric is committed to providing you with the heating/cooling system that best suits your needs. If you think that an upgrade to your current system is in order, call us to schedule an appointment! We will discuss all of the details with you.
We stand by our service commitments, so you can be confident that we will be on time to provide the service you would expect from an experienced, professional electrical contractor. Get ready for year round comfort and real savings with a new, environmentally safe heat pump system from Laplante Electric. You’ll be glad you did!