“Back in the day,” very few homes in Maine had, or needed, air conditioning. Most homes now have one or two room air conditioners that get dragged out of the attic on these few, hot sticky nights. More recently, we have seen record breaking heat and more people are looking to air condition their home — either all of it or at least a part of it.
With heat pumps becoming an increasingly popular home comfort option here in Maine, you’ve probably heard that installing a heat pump is a great way to heat your home more efficiently. But did you know a heat pump can cool your home as well?
As summer temps hit their peak for the year, here are some reasons you may want to consider a heat pump for your summer air conditioning needs.
Convenient Year-Round Comfort
Heat pumps are so-named because they move heat from one location to another. In the summer, a heat pump absorbs indoor heat and moves it outdoors. In the winter, it does just the opposite, absorbing low-temperature outdoor heat, compressing it, and moving it indoors.
This means that with a heat pump system installed in your home, you can rely on that one system to keep your home comfortable not just in the summer but all year long. Plus, you won’t have to sacrifice one of your windows to an AC unit in the summer — giving you the freedom to open and close your windows as you please.
Flexible Home Cooling — Where You Need It
There are a number of ways to design a heat pump system, so you can rely on your heat pump system to provide exactly the summer comfort you are looking for.
If your house has existing ductwork, for example, you can install a ducted heat pump and use that ductwork to distribute conditioned air throughout your home. If your house does not have existing ductwork, you can install a ductless heat pump — sometimes called a mini-split heat pump. A ductless heat pump system uses one or more indoor units installed on a wall, ceiling, or floor to deliver conditioned air directly to specific rooms or areas. You might install one indoor unit in your main living area or in a particularly hard-to-condition room; or you might install multiple indoor units throughout your home.
Ductless heat pumps, in particular, offer a number of flexible benefits over window AC units. You’ll find ductless heat pumps with multiple fan speeds, remote control, and even sensors that detect small temperature changes for fine-tuned comfort.
Get Rid of that Clunky Window AC Unit
Heat pumps eliminate the need to lug heavy window air conditioning units out for just a few summer weeks puts a strain on that back! They also cost less to run than window AC units and are much, much quieter.
Learn More about Heat Pumps for Home Cooling
Want to learn more about using a heat pump to keep your home cool in the summer? Talk to one of our comfort consultants during a free site visit. We’ll answer any questions you may have, help you understand the installation process, and start discussing which heat pumps might be best for your home in York, Cumberland, or Sagadahoc County, ME.