Heat Pump 101: What You Need to Know About Heat Pumps for Your Nassau County, NY Home

Have you been considering ways you can improve the energy usage in your Nassau County, NY home – while staying comfortable at the same time? Then you should know that heat pumps are a great way to maximize your heating and cooling budget and help reduce your carbon footprint. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), “for climates with moderate heating and cooling needs, heat pumps offer an energy efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners.” While you may need to use a heat pump in conjunction with a furnace or boiler in this area, you can still reap the benefits heat pumps can offer.

How do heat pumps work, anyway? The DOE explains that heat pumps actually work kind of like a refrigerator, using electricity to move heat from a cool area to a warm area. Because they move heat rather than produce it, they can heat and cool the same space as traditional equipment using less energy – and less of your utility budget. The most common heat pump is called an air-source pump, which moves heat between your Nassau County, NY house and the outside air.

Carrier®, one of the premier manufacturers of heat pumps in the country and the brand we offer at T.F. O’Brien, calls heat pumps “a smart alternative to an air conditioner.” They offer heat pumps that provide heating, cooling and dehumidifying. For cooler climates like ours, heat pumps alone may not be enough during the especially chilly winter months here in Nassau County, NY. In that case, Carrier provides an electric-powered heat pump and furnace configuration know as Hybrid Heat®. This can help you save significantly on your home heating costs.

T.F. O’Brien believes that helping save energy and providing heating equipment that benefits the planet rather than harms it is important. Because heat pumps don’t burn fuels, that makes them much more Mother Nature-friendly than traditional systems. And, the heat pumps we offer use Puron® refrigerant, which is environmentally friendly and non-ozone depleting. Most of the models we offer for installation in your Nassau County, NY home meet ENERGY STAR guidelines for efficiency, all while providing you and your family the best in performance and home comfort.

Because heat pumps are considered to be high efficiency equipment, there are often tax credits and incentives available. Depending on the type of heat pump and the region in which it’s being installed, you may be able to get rebates from government agencies, utilities and manufacturers. If you’re considering installing a heat pump in your Nassau County, NY home, T.F. O’Brien can help you look into the rebates and incentives you might be eligible for. We want you to enjoy the energy savings you’ll receive by installing a heat pump, so we will help you get as much cash back as possible on your heat pump.

At T. F. O’Brien, our focus is always on your home comfort and energy savings. We work hard to make sure that you’re fully satisfied with the work we’ve done for you, and we never consider a job done until you are. When you need a heat pump for your Nassau County, NY home, count on T.F. O’Brien for professional installation and service after the sale. To learn more, give us a call at 516.488.1800 and we will be happy to help.