Which type of heating system to install in my home Heat pump or gas furnace and ac unit?

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That will depend on the cost (and availability) of gas in your area, when compared to electric costs. It will also depend on the climate. At very cold temperatures (below 40 F) the heat transfer element of an air/Freon heat pump does not deliver heat, and the less efficient electric heat kicks in. In a climate that has long periods of below-freezing temps, a gas furnace may be more economical to operate.
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Can you install a heat exchanger on an existing heat pump that will allow you to heat your pool while cooling your home?

Yes, you can, but you will probably have to design and fabricate it yourself as I am not aware of any commercially available kits to help you accomplish this task. What you are asking for is not unreasonable. It makes perfect sense to use the heat that is extracted from your house to heat the pool w ( Full Answer )

What size heat pump system is needed for an 1100 square foot home?

Answer . I just did extensive research before having a new heat pump put on my house. consumer reports and various books at the library said square footage is not the best or the most acccurate way to figure sizing the unit. there is a manual J that a.c.companys should use and also computer soft ( Full Answer )

Why do heat pumps feel cold compared to gas heat?

Heat Pumps verses Gas Heat . Heat pumps do not operate at as wide a temperature difference spectrum so though the air is warmer than outside it is closer to your body temperature and feels cooler to you cuz it is.. ( T.D. = temperature difference ) from the measured media going in to the measur ( Full Answer )

How do you install a compressor in a home ac unit?

Answer . This is not a job for the home fix-er-upper type. There are special tools required, and special training and Federal/EPA training and testing required for refrigerant recovering and recycling. Assuming, then, that you had all of this covered, you would: make the unit safe, disable an ( Full Answer )

Why ac unit fails to heat?

An AC unit isn't supposed to heat! If you mean a heat pump, then you may have a relay switch problem. Or maybe, your thermostat is in the cooling mode. Contact a repairman.

Does the furnace filter keep the heat pump compressor from operating?

\nNot unless your unit has air flow drop sensors that could damage the pumps. If you installed a new filter and the furnace then quit maybe you didn't properly replace the door. There may be a switch attached to the door or filter. Look fer it!

How can Geothermal heat pumps heat a home?

While temperatures above ground change a lot from day to day and season to season, temperatures in the upper 10 feet of the Earth's surface hold nearly constant between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit. For most areas, this means that soil temperatures are usually warmer than the air in winter and coole ( Full Answer )

What types of heat trnsfer does my furnace use?

Mainly convection I should think, if it transfers heat to a water or air heating system. There will be some radiation and conduction to the area immediately surrounding it.

Can I heat my garage with my home furnace?

Mechanical penetrations (Supply or Return Air Vents) are not allowed in garages in residential construction under the International Residential Code.. . Some countries' Building Codes and/or Regulations may allow a garage to be heated by a normal water-heated radiator supplied by the house's furna ( Full Answer )

What is the unit of heat in the CGS system?

In cgs units, one erg is 1 g cm 2 s −2 , equal to 1.0×10 −7 J. The imperial /U.S. units for both energy and work include the foot-pound force (1.3558 J), the British thermal unit (Btu) which has various values in the region of 1055 J, and the horsepower-hour (2.6845 MJ). The energy ( Full Answer )

Is it more expensive to heat a home with a gas furnace?

No, gas is the best heating fuel if you consider price. The only exeption is, are you building a new structure or changing the heat system in an exsisting structure and have to consider new line overages. New gas service is normally installed by the gas provider at a minimal cost unless the distance ( Full Answer )

How do you relight the pilot-light of the home heating furnace?

Turn the knob on the top of the gas valve to "Pilot" and hold it down.. Put your match or lighter near the pilot and it should light.. Continue holding the knob down for about 30 seconds then release, and the pilot should stay lit. If it goes out then you may need to replace the thermocouple (the ( Full Answer )

Is a heat pump electric or gas?

All the heat pumps that I know of are electric. Some may have gas backup-- in very cold conditions , heat pump will not work, so some kind of backup is needed.

What do i ask a sales person about ac heating unit replacement in my home?

What size unit does the home require? Do not just replace what is there without having him do a heat load calculation on your home. What is the efficiency rating (SEER) of the unit he proposes to sell you? Higher is better, but also more $ and more things to go wrong as you get into 2 speed fans and ( Full Answer )

What does a heat pump do in your homes?

A heat pump acts as a furnace in heat mode to warm the home in the winter, then acts as an air conditioner in the summer to cool the home.

Geothermal heat pumps can heat homes by?

By using the ground as the source for heat, much like an airsource heat pump uses air to remove the heat from the air on a cold day a geothermal system using the more consistent earth as the source for pulling heat out of the ground to heat your home in the winter and cool your home in the summer. T ( Full Answer )

Can a 3ton heat pump make up for an undersize ac unit and inefficient furnace for a 2000sqft 2story home?

Any air cooled heat pump is only effective down to around 35*F outdoor temperature. So your climate has something to do with what you are asking. In some areas with mild winters possibly yes. But on the other hand since your heat pump will also be providing your cooling, 3 tons sounds a bit light to ( Full Answer )

How do you pump down a heat pump unit?

The process of pumping down a heat pump is quite simple. First you should switch the unit into air conditioning and put your compound gauge on the suction line. Make sure the unit is running. Then valve off the discharge line and watch your gauge pressure. When it pulls itself down into a vacuum the ( Full Answer )

What is a gas furnace heat exchanger?

The heat exchanger is the metal wall or tubing that is heated up when the burners are ignited. The inside of the heat exchanger allows the toxic flue gases produced from the burners to exhaust out through the furnace flue. The outside of the heat exchanger is where the cold air passes over, beco ( Full Answer )

If your home requires 2 million Btu of heat energy from the furnace what is the cost in dollars to heat the house with natural gas assuming 60 percent furnace efficiency?

If your home actually requires the 2MM btu then that is the output you need, if your furnace is 60% efficient then you would need 3,333,333 btu input to produce 2,000,000 btu output, There are 1000 btu per cubic foot of natural gas therfore you would burn 3333 cubic feet of gas to produce 2MM btu. Y ( Full Answer )

How can i find how much it cost to run a air heat pump in central Illinois compared to a gas furnace?

Find out what you pay per kWh, then determine the wattage used per hour of run time of the heat pump. Then multiply the two for cost of runtime per hour. Do the same with your cost per therm (100 cubic feet of natural gas). Determine the input rate of the furnace in btu per hour (100,000 btu input w ( Full Answer )

How do you install heating thermostat only for furnace?

I am assuming that by asking about a "heating thermostat" for a "furnace" we are not talking about air conditioning/heating units or about electric heating units (baseboard, wall-mounted, etc.). If the furnace already has a thermostat installed then it is just a matter of replacing the existing the ( Full Answer )

Home ac heater unit heat wont come on?

Could be lots of things. If you have a standing pilot light, one that stays on all the time, the thermocouple may be bad. A thermocouple is a small rod that sits in the flame of the pilot light. It then runs to the gas valve. This produces a small amount of electricity that keeps the valve open to l ( Full Answer )

Is a heat pump less expensive for heating as compared to a fuel oil furnace?

That depends on what the cost for each particular fuel is in your area and the btu yield of each. Example: 1 gallon # 2 fuel oil yields 140,000 btu and 1 kW=3413 btu. So you would compare the cost of 41 kW vs 1 gallon fuel oil. Plus you need to add the kW usage of the electric auxilliary strip heate ( Full Answer )

How much is the normal Gas pressure for home heating system?

Low pressure - 6 to 7 inches water column, equivalent to 4 ounces or 1/4 PSI, is the standard pressure supplied by natural gas utilities in the USA and Canada. Check with your local utility if you need to increase the pressure for your use. Most natural gas appliances manufactured for use in the US ( Full Answer )

What is a heat pump unit?

A heat pump is one part, of a two part heating and cooling system and can be used as the primary heating unit in mild winter locations. They can also be used to supplement other heating systems where the temperatures are sub-freezing for longer time periods. Heat pumps also are used in summer for co ( Full Answer )

What is the cost of installing a geothermal heat pump?

Ground source heat pumps can be applied to a wide range of both domestic and commercial applications, ranging from heating a small residential property with a swimming pool to heating and cooling a large commercial building like a hotel. If a house, commercial property or swimming pool need heating ( Full Answer )

How do you change home AC and heat pump thermostat?

It's easier than you think. First, turn off the breaker to the furnace. Then remove the thermostat from the wall, paying close attention to which wires are hooked to what terminals. The terminals are labeled with letters, and are about 99% universal in the industry. They are most likely color coded( ( Full Answer )

Where can you install underfloor heating systems?

The companies or even the local business that offers ElectronicUnderfloor heating system can be as many as the benefits you cangain. Not just due to its functionality but because it iscost-effective. It also depends on your exact address so you will know the neareststore that can help in case probl ( Full Answer )

Are Nordyne Philco heat pump AC units any good?

Philco air conditioning and heat pump units are made by NORDYNE, a company with more than 90 years of experience in heating and cooling. Units made by a major manufacturer are all good; the critical difference is the installation. A good unit can perform poorly if installed incorrectly. Selecting ( Full Answer )

What different types of heat pumps are available for a home?

The most used type of heat pump is the air-source heat pump, which transfers heat between your house and the outside air using conduction. If you heat with electricity, a heat pump can trim the amount of electricity you use for heating by as much as 30% to 40%, even 50%.

What is a closed heat pump system?

You might have heard about the open or closed loop system. If it is a closed loop system, then it is referring to thecontinuous piping loops that are set underground. These loops areto be filled with an anti-freeze-like liquid which is the key totransforming the floor temperature into the geotherma ( Full Answer )