High Efficiency Heating
An Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) is a device that uses a vapor compression cycle to absorb heat from one section and inject it into another area to cool or heat your home. Humboldt County’s mild climate makes heating pumps, which are about 300% efficient, ideal for extracting heat below 0 degrees Fahrenheit without using backup electric heaters. We’re able to take two kilowatts of FREE heat from the atmosphere and combine it with one kilowatt of electricity to produce three kilowatts of heat for your home.
Benefits of a Heat Pump
Types of Heat Pump Installations We Offer
Air-to-water heat pumps
This heat pump technology takes heat from the atmosphere and transfers it (via a heat exchanger) to water. The hot water can be used in radiant floors to heat fan coils in every room and European style radiators. For maximum efficiency, we keep the supply water temperature to the heat emitter low because air to water heat pumps operate most efficiently at 100 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Air-to-air heat pumps
This technology takes heat from the atmosphere and transfers it to an air handling device. This can be ducted or unducted with mini-split (no ducts, one room), multi-split (no ducts, multiple rooms), or ducted (air handler in garage or attic).
How Heat Pumps Work
Air source heat pump
Vapor compression cycle