Geothermal & Heat Pumps
With heating, cooling and dehumidifying capability, heat pumps offer everything you need to keep your home comfortable. They look and act the same as an air conditioner during the cooling season, but in colder months, when heat is needed, they reverse operation to supply warmth. Electric heat pumps are one of the most efficient home heating systems available. They do not convert electricity into heat, but absorb warmth from the atmosphere or ground, multiply it, and deliver it to the home, without generating dry air. You’ll avoid the frequent temperature fluctuations associated with other systems, and will enjoy the ability to quickly increase or decrease the temperature of a room with the simple touch of a button. Quiet, long-lasting and low in service needs, heat pumps are a rewarding choice for any home, and can be combined with an additional heating system to maximize efficiency.
There are literally dozens of brands on the market, offering a wide variety of warranties, features, claims and tempting promises. Count on the helpful professionals from Henry Smith Plumbing, Heating & Cooling to guide you through the maze, and give you straight answers you can trust. As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, our factory-trained technicians keep up with all the latest technology and equipment to deliver the highest quality and cutting-edge products to our customers. Carrier offers a wide selection of heat pump configurations. The most popular is called a split system and utilizes components both inside and outside of the home. The heat pump itself is located in the yard, keeping noise levels low. Inside the home, an evaporator coil converts refrigerant and a blower motor moves the treated air.
Environmentally-Friendly Heating & Cooling
There is a priceless energy source hidden right in your own backyard. The earth absorbs almost half of all solar energy and holds near constant at temperatures between fifty and seventy degrees Fahrenheit. Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of this consistent temperature to exchange energy between your home and the earth as needed for heating and cooling. While this technology runs on electricity, it draws from the earth’s thermal energy to pre-condition refrigerant used to heat and cool your home, providing higher energy efficiency, no matter how extreme the outside weather. Since geothermal energy requires between 25% and 50% less electricity, compared to conventional heating and cooling systems, far less greenhouse gases are produced. With operating efficiencies of 350% to 550%, geothermal outperforms any fossil fuel heating system. These systems also last much longer, estimated at around 25 years for the inside component and 50 plus years for the ground loop.
Upgrading your home’s heating and cooling system is more affordable than you might think. By maximizing energy savings and taking advantage of flexible financing from Henry Smith Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, you can invest in year round comfort without stretching your budget. At Henry Smith Plumbing, Heating & Cooling we draw from over six decades of experience and understand the unique demands of Elkhart area weather. As a family owned and operated business, it’s our goal to make luxury affordable. Count on our knowledgeable technicians to offer the assistance you need, from the moment we answer your call until the swift and satisfying conclusion of your project. Through conscientious installation, we ensure your new heat pump delivers dependable performance year after year.