George Druziako Heating & Cooling

"Specialists in Heating & Cooling" 585-256-2502

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Heat Pumps

Rather than burning fuel, heat pumps collect ambient outdoor heat and use it to warm your house. Since you're only using energy to operate the pump instead of creating heat, heat pumps use less energy and have lower operating costs than a furnace. Since a heat pump is an air conditioner that can operate in reverse, it will also cool your house in the summer.

During the coldest days of winter, however, a heat pump cannot meet the demand for warmth. A hybrid system uses a heat pump during mild cold, supplementing with a traditional furnace to cover the coldest periods. Using the best option at any given time, a hybrid system will reduce your energy utilization—green for both the environment and your bank account. Although it may seem odd to invest in two disparate heating systems, if you're already thinking about a central air system, a heat pump is a nominal increase in price—a very cost-effective idea when considering the reduction in heating bills it will return.

Service

The best way to keep your system running is regular servicing. The outdoor portion of your heat pump system is subject to an uncontrolled environment—dust, critters and insects, temperature extremes and more. Servicing involves cleaning it out and lubricating fan motors to ensure it operates well. We also check the system's refrigerant levels. Proper servicing ensures that you'll get many years out of the appliance, and keeps it at peak efficiency to hold operating costs down.

Refrigerant

Next year (2025) will bring changes to air conditioning and heat pumps. If you're thinking of installing or upgrading your system, now may be the best time for a while.

R-410a, like R-22 before it, is being phased out due to environmental impacts. Effective January 2025, the import and manufacture of systems must move to the new refrigerants, usually R-32 or R-454B. In the long run, this is good for the environment—but in the short-term, there is the potential for teething problems as technology changes.

R-410a systems, on the other hand, have been refined year over year since coming to market in 1996, and are now at the pinnacle of their design. You can mitigate the risks that come with new technology by installing or replacing your system this year.

While new R-410A will be forbidden in new installations, it will still be available to repair existing systems for years to come. It is also industry practice to collect used refrigerants for disposal, and in the future, R-410A collection will likely transition to recovery and reuse, as occurred with R-22 previously. And as long as the refrigerant is contained in the system, it isn't causing any problem—so if your system is still working well, there's no rush to get rid it.

Airtemp Heat Pump

Airtemp Heat Pumps