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Air Source Heat Pump

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Ecotellignet Homes can help you install an air source heat pump for your Metro Detroit home. An air source heat pump can replace your home’s air conditioning unit. While it replaced your air conditioner, the air source heat pump can be used to both cool and heat your home.

Why should you consider an air source heat pump?

An air source heat pump is an efficient replacement for your home’s air conditioner and it’s an efficient alternative to heating your home. Heat pumps run on electricity and are recommended for homeowners looking to electrify their homes. Electrification is a process of switching your home to run on all electrical power to get away from equipment that burns natural gas or other fossil fuels. The electrical consumption can easily be offset with renewable energy, like solar energy panels on your home or provided through a utility program.

How does an air source heat pump work?

An air source heat pump captures heat from outside into a liquid refrigerant. The pump uses electricity to heat or cool the liquid refrigerant depending on the season. It is then condensed back to be released and distribute the warm or cool air throughout your home.

Do air source heat pumps work in Michigan’s colder weather?

Yes, air source heat pumps work year-round in Michigan. During the start of fall and early spring when it is mildly cold, an air source heat pump can heat your home on its own. As it gets colder, the air source heat pump requires backup assistance. We recommend pairing the air source heat pump with a high efficiency furnace for the times when the heat pump can’t fully heat the home. In Michigan, the cost for electric heat is still much higher than natural gas, so unless you have solar panels on your home to help offset that cost, we recommend a high efficiency furnace to help keep your operating costs down.

Why do I need an energy audit before installing an air source heat pump?

To ensure an air source heat pump can properly heat or cool your home, it is important you have the right size heat pump. Through our energy audit, Ecotelligent Homes can evaluate your home’s insulation, drafts as well as your home’s furnace and ductwork. These factors and potential upgrades you could make in these areas will help determine what size air source heat pump to install for your home.

Interested in learning more about an air source heat pump for your Metro Detroit home?

Metro Detroit cities such as Ann Arbor and Royal Oak are striving to reach climate goals making now a great time to focus on reducing your home’s carbon footprint. Let the Ecotelligent team help you make the switch to an air source heat pump. Give us a call at 248-291-7815 or send us a message through our website.

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THE ECOTELLIGENT DIFFERENCE

Ecotelligent Homes is a home performance contractor, which means we are a one-stop-shop and we manage the project from start to finish. We follow a three-step process when assessing and improving the comfort and energy efficiency of your home.

We can identify the source of your comfort, health and efficiency issues and present you with a solution to resolve the problem at its root.

Our licensed and insured team will install your improvements to industry-leading standards.

Our quality assurance check confirms the quality of our work and its impact on your home’s energy efficiency, comfort and health.