We install standard and high efficiency gas, heat pump and ductless systems in Murfreesboro tn
Electric Heat Pumps- Split and Package Units
In the Middle Tennessee area, there are certainly plenty of houses with heat pump units- and there’s a very good reason why. Although gas does heat an environment faster than anything, it also uses the most energy. Because Tennessee doesn’t have a lot of heavy winters, an electric heat pump is a great alternative because it can provide just enough heat to keep you satisfied most of the year. Back up heat strips are also in place to ensure your home stays relatively warm when the temperature drops into freezing. We have a great selection of 13-seer, 14-seer, 16-seer, 18-seer, and 23-seer heat pumps that will be efficient, quiet, and reliable for years to come.
Propane and Natural Gas- Split and Package Units
Gas units have 2 endearing qualities that people really rave about. First is that they can heat up a living environment in no time. You can’t say the same for an electric system. Gas units put off a lot more BTU’s, which is basically the amount of energy needed to heat up one pound of water. In most cases, gas units will carry at least 30,000 BTU’s more than same size heat pumps. Another thing people love is that they are generally more reliable. Heat pumps have lots more electrical components that can malfunction such as a reversal valve or defrost control board. Since heat pumps run on refrigerant, they are often times needing to be repaired and charged to maintain their peak performance. Selecting the right unit for your home or place of business really depends on you and what you’re looking for in a unit. We have a great selection of 13, 14, 15, and 16 seer gas units.
Mini Split Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to boilers, furnaces and air conditioners. Some models provide cooling and others can both heat and cool. Like a refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to remove heat from a cool space and send it to a warm one, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, a heat pump extracts heat from the colder outside air and sends it into the building. During the cooling season, heat pumps extract heat from inside the building and then sends it outside the building. Because they exchange heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide much more energy than they consume.
Air-source heat pumps are the most popular because of their lower cost. They transfer heat between the building and the outside air. With SEER ratings as high as 26, heat pumps do an excellent job of heating, cooling and summer dehumidification. The efficiency of most air-source heat pumps drops at low temperatures. We recommend that when we are going to have extended periods of temperatures’ below 5 degrees you consider a secondary heat source such as your existing system or a wood stove. For homes without ducts, air-source heat pumps are also available in a ductless version called a ductless mini-split heat pump.
All of the mini split products we carry are super-efficient, energy star rated, and reliable. One of the biggest selling points is that both the indoor and outdoor units are basically silent. When combined with a solar electric system using a heat pump is the ultimate way to provide free space heating and cooling with zero pollution. If you are building a new high efficiency home a split zone heat pump may be the perfect, cost effective, environmentally friendly, heating and cooling system.
Dual Fuel Units - Split and Package Units
If you are a Tennessee resident and you want the best of both worlds, a dual fuel heat pump is the way to go. Dual fuel heat pumps are a type of air source heat pump that can work in combination with a gas furnace system. One of the advantages of this system is that the forced air furnace may be an existing system or a new system. In addition, it can be fueled with propane or natural gas. Because there are two sources of fuel being used for heating, this type of heat pump is not only efficient but also cost effective. You can get the efficiency benefits of running the heat pump on those mild winter days, and the comfort benefits of running gas when the temperature drops into freezing.