Heat Pump

Heat Pumps

Most heating and cooling systems in the Springfield area are traditional split systems with both an air conditioner and a furnace. This type of system can be very inefficient. A heat pump is a great alternative, which can result in significant energy savings for your family.

How does a Heat Pump System work?

A heat pump is basically an air conditioner that runs backwards, producing heat in the winter. During the summer it pulls the the heat out of your home. During the winter it pulls the cold air out of your home and replaces it with warm air.

A Heat Pump system also requires a secondary heat-producing source, for extreme cold periods. This is provided by either an electric heat strip or a gas furnace. Both have merits worth considering.

Why a Heat Pump?

If you’re building a home or looking to replace the heating and/or cooling system at your residence, here are some things to consider:

• Energy efficiency – A heat pump is generally more efficient than a typical heating and cooling system, particularly in moderate climates like Southwest Missouri.
• Reliable – Heat pump technology has been around for years and has proven to be a system that lasts a long time.
• Environmentally friendly – Unlike gas furnaces, there are no carbon emissions released into the air with a heat pump.

If you have an emergency and need service, please give us a call at 417-725-2020. For non-emergencies, you can contact Larson Heating, Air and Plumbing for an appointment.