Heat Pumps

How Heat Pumps Are Different Than Traditional Air Conditioners

Many people in San Antonio misunderstand how heat pumps operate vs traditional air conditioning systems. Here’s a quick overview of how heat pumps work and some of system design differences you’ll find among them.

Heat pumps are all electric and are installed in homes that don’t use natural gas for heating. Don’t let the name mislead you as heat pumps don’t just heat the air. And, they don’t operate like a conventional air conditioner, heating and cooling air before pumping it into your home. Heat pumps efficiently transfer air, moving warmer air outside of your home and moving cooler air back inside your home.

Moving air in this manner is a lot more efficient than the conventional air conditioner process. And, heat pumps tend to operate a lot more quietly, and they cost significantly less to run and generate a lighter eco-footprint than conventional air-conditioning units. You can learn more about heat pumps through the Department of Energy website.

Comfortmaker manufactures some of the best heat pumps on the market whether you want a regular heat pump unit or a ductless mini-split heat pump system installed. Air & Plumbing Today is an Elite installer of Comfortmaker Heat Pump systems and we offer great deals on financing. Call us today for a free estimate at 210-519-5959.

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SOFTSOUND® DELUXE 18 HEAT PUMP WITH SMARTSENSE

Model Family: CVH8
Efficiency SEER: Up to 19 SEER
Efficiency EER: Up to 13 EER
Efficiency HSPF: Up to 11 HSPF
Energy Star Rated: ENERGY STAR® qualified
Sound Level: Quiet performance (as low as 56 decibels)
Refrigerant Type: R-410A
Compressor: High-efficiency variable-speed rotary compressor
Factory Warranty Parts: 10-Year Parts Limited Warranty
Factory Warranty Compressor: 10-Year No Hassle Replacement™ Limited Warranty

Manufacturer’s Stated Benefits:

  • 5 stages of variable-speed compressor operation, providing our best temperature and summer humidity control
  • Variable-speed fan works with compressor for best levels of quiet, efficient operation
  • Dual fuel capable with a compatible gas furnace and thermostat for energy-saving heating
  • Durably built with tight wire grille and protective corner posts to withstand bad weather and debris
  • Designed for corrosion resistance and lasting performance
  • Wi-Fi® enabled remote access with the Observer® communicating wall control
  • High-efficiency variable-speed fan motor
  • System protecting high pressure switch, low pressure transducer and filter drier
  • High-gloss, baked-on powder coat finish over galvanized steel
  • Electronic Expansion Valve for efficient heating control

SOFTSOUND® DELUXE 16 TWO-STAGE HEAT PUMP

Model Family: CCH6
Efficiency SEER: Up to 17.5 SEER
Efficiency EER: 13.5 EER
Efficiency HSPF: Up to 9.5 HSPF
Energy Star Rated: ENERGY STAR® qualified
Sound Level: As low as 68 decibels
Refrigerant Type: R-410A
Compressor: High-efficiency two-stage scroll compressor
Factory Warranty Parts: 10-Year Parts Limited Warranty
Factory Warranty Compressor: 10-Year Compressor Limited Warranty

Manufacturer’s Stated Benefits:

  • Dual fuel capable with a compatible gas furnace and thermostat for energy-saving heating
  • Durably built with tight wire grille and protective corner posts to withstand bad weather and debris
  • Designed for corrosion resistance and lasting performance
  • Wi-Fi® enabled remote access with the Observer® communicating wall control
  • 10-Year No Hassle Replacement™ Limited Warranty
  • Single-speed fan motor
  • Advanced electronic control quietly switches between heating, cooling and defrost modes
  • System protecting high and low-pressure switches and filter drier
  • Durable, protective tight wire grille panels allow easy coil cleaning; corner posts for extra strength and style
  • High-gloss, baked-on powder coat finish over galvanized steel
  • Sound-reducing features: soft-mounted compressor, high performance acoustic-absorbing compressor blanket, and Quiet Shift defrost
  • Compatible control: Observer® communicating control installed as part of a complete Observer communicating system for full f

SOFTSOUND® 15 HEAT PUMP

Model Family: CSH5
Efficiency SEER: Up to 16 SEER
Efficiency EER: 13 EER
Efficiency HSPF: Up to 9 HSPF
Energy Star Rated: ENERGY STAR®
Sound Level: As low as 69 decibels
Refrigerant Type: R-410A
Compressor: Single-stage compressor
Factory Warranty Parts: 10-Year Parts Limited Warranty
Factory Warranty Compressor: 10-Year Compressor Limited Warranty

Manufacturer’s Stated Benefits:

  • Dual fuel capable with a compatible gas furnace and thermostat for energy-saving heating
  • Durably built with tight wire grille and protective corner posts to withstand bad weather and debris
  • Designed for corrosion resistance and lasting performance
  • Wi-Fi® enabled remote access with the Observer® communicating wall control
  • 10-Year No Hassle Replacement™ Limited Warranty
  • Single-speed fan motor
  • Advanced electronic control quietly switches between heating, cooling and defrost modes
  • System protecting high and low-pressure switches and filter drier
  • Durable, protective tight wire grille panels allow easy coil cleaning; corner posts for extra strength and style
  • High-gloss, baked-on powder coat finish over galvanized steel
  • Sound-reducing features: soft-mounted compressor, high performance acoustic-absorbing compressor blanket, and Quiet Shift defrost
  • Compatible control: Observer® communicating control installed as part of a complete Observer communicating system for full f

PERFORMANCE® 14 HEAT PUMP

Model Family: N4H4
Efficiency SEER: 14 SEER
Efficiency EER: 11.5 EER
Efficiency HSPF: 8.2 HSPF
Energy Star Rated: No
Sound Level: As low as 69 decibels
Refrigerant Type: R-410A
Compressor: Single-stage scroll compressor
Factory Warranty Parts: 10-Year Parts Limited Warranty
Factory Warranty Compressor: 10-Year Compressor Limited Warranty

Manufacturer’s Stated Benefits:

  • Dual fuel capable with a compatible gas furnace and thermostat for energy-saving heating
  • Durably built to withstand bad weather and debris
  • Designed for corrosion resistance and lasting performance
  • Single-speed fan motor
  • System protecting highand low-pressure switches and filter drier
  • Durable, protective inlet grille panels allow easy coil cleaning
  • Baked-on powder coat finish over galvanized steel
  • Compatible with humidity sensing thermostats

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