If you need a new HVAC system for your Maryland or DC-area home, a heat pump is your most cost-effective choice. Because the weather in Maryland tends to be mild in comparison with other parts of the country, a heat pump, designed to use outdoor air to heat and cool your home, can eliminate the costs of installing two separate systems and still keep you comfortable year-round—keeping your energy bills down in the process!
When you need heat pump installation in Maryland, there’s only one name you need to know—Michael Bonsby HVAC & Plumbing! We know how important it is to have a reliable heat pump that will last you for years—especially given how hot and sticky our summers can get. Our licensed, friendly HVAC technicians have been installing heat pumps in homes throughout Montgomery County, MD and NW Washington, DC for over 20 years. We offer competitive rates and financing options with approved credit, as well as free install estimates for all new heat pump installations.
Why should you install a heat pump?
Heat pumps are efficient because they don’t burn fuel to create heat. Instead, they use the principles of an air conditioner in both the summer (when they function as air conditioners) and in the winter. When you install a new heat pump, you could see:
- Increased energy efficiency
- Lower energy bills
- Fewer repairs and maintenance issues in the near future
- Lower noise levels
- More even room temperatures
- And more!
How do they do this? Air conditioners don’t actually produce cool air—instead, they remove heat from hot summer air and then blow the air back into your home (this is why the air around your compressor always feels so hot). In the winter, heat pumps do the same thing, but in reverse—they pull heat from the outside air and use that to heat the air in your home. This transfer of heat allows them to effectively heat your home without burning fuel—doesn’t get any more efficient than that!
How do heat pumps work when it gets really cold?
We get this question all the time, and it’s no surprise really—after all, it’s hard to imagine that there’s any heat in the air when the outside temperature is 40 F or below. But think about this—how cold can your refrigerator get? Pretty cold, right? Refrigerators work like mini heat pumps, pulling out heat energy even when it seems really cold in the fridge already.
Your heat pump operates the same way. Just because it doesn’t FEEL warm outside doesn’t mean there isn’t heat in the air (unless the temperature gets to absolute zero: -460F), and a heat pump can pull that heat out and blow it into your home. In fact, most heat pumps have an operating range as low as 25 F!
Best of all, heat pump technology is improving every day! Many modern heat pumps include what are known as Reverse Cycle Chillers (RCCs), which eliminate the periodic blowing of cool air that most heat pumps go through during their defrost cycles. RCCs also allow heat pumps to operate at much lower temperatures—in fact, some RCCs can provide hot water at 115 F even when it’s 15 F outside!
If you live in Maryland or Washington, DC and are tired of paying too much on your monthly energy bills, call Michael Bonsby HVAC & Plumbing. We can provide you with quality heat pump installation to keep you warm for less!
Why Call Michael Bonsby HVAC & Plumbing’s Maryland Heat Pump Installers?
When you’re in the market for heat pump installation in the Montgomery County, MD or nearby Washington, DC area, we know you have many options to choose from. That’s why we offer the most energy efficient systems, installed right the first time around and at the best price. In fact, your neighbors have been coming to us for all their heat pump needs for over 20 years. Here are just a few reasons why:
- We are a family owned and operated, local HVAC company
- We guarantee complete customer satisfaction from start to finish
- Our HVAC technicians are trained, educated, and licensed
- We offer accurate quotes for time, materials, and equipment
- We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured
- We are a Member of Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
- We were featured as an HVAC provider on This Old House
- We offer 24-hour HVAC service – usually by the next day
- Special HVAC financing is available
If you are ready to get started on heat pump installation for your Maryland or DC-area home, you’ve come to the right place. Schedule your appointment online or by phone at 301-990-7970 today!
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Heat Pump Installation FAQs
What’s the best type of heat pump?
With so many different heat pump options available, there is a heat pump to meet every need:
Single-split ductless heat pumps – with one indoor unit and one outdoor unit, single-split ductless heat pumps are suitable for an individual room
Multi-split ductless heat pumps – with multiple indoor units connected to one outdoor unit, multi-split ductless heat pumps are best for heating and cooling multiple rooms.
Ducted heat pumps – with one outdoor unit connected to one or more concealed indoor units, ducted heat pumps distribute heat via ducting tubes to individual rooms. Ducted heat pumps are best for heating the whole home.
How Long Will It Take to Install a Heat Pump?
That will depend on the complexity of the job. Installing the heat pump itself may take as little as 4 to 6 hours, or one working day. More time will be needed if old equipment must be removed, if air ducts must be installed or replaced, or if the installation is extraordinarily complex.
How Long Will a Heat Pump Last?
Most heat pumps will last 12 to 15 years, or even longer with excellent maintenance.
To learn more about heat pumps and other HVAC topics, visit our FAQ page.