Do you have a building that has multiple families living in it, or even renting out a part of your home? If so, you may be looking at an HVAC system that allows everyone to have control over the temperature of their rooms. This can be impossible with forced air systems that use shared ductwork, which leaves you searching for an alternative. Here is why you should consider a heat pump for your HVAC needs in this situation.
How Heat Pumps Work
A heat pump can be used for either heating or cooling a home, and it works by gathering the heat from outdoor or indoor air and moving it to a different location. In the winter, that hot air from outdoors is moved inside, and the opposite happens in the summer.
Heat pumps use two components that are inside and outside the home. One is the outdoor compressor, and the other is the indoor air handler. However, there are multiple air handlers that can be installed throughout a home to heat or cool down different areas.
Why Heat Pumps Work For Multi-Unit Buildings
The greatest advantage to using a heat pump for a multi-unit building is because each air handle has control over the temperature of the room it is in. There is not a central thermostat that controls all air handlers, which is how a forced air system works with ductwork. This means that every single room that has an air handler can have its own temperature controls.
If you had a forced air system, you would need to divide the building with two separate sets of ductwork, two furnaces, and two air conditioners. For renters, it would be impossible to do this if you ever wanted to stop renting a part of your home and revert back to a single family home. A heat pump gives you the flexibility to have multiple families control their own temperature settings without affecting other people.
Still not sure if you should use a heat pump for your building? Meet with a heating and air conditioning installation contractor for more information. You get a professional opinion on if the system will work for your needs, and receive a detailed estimate for how much it will cost to have the system installed. Since heat pumps do not require ductwork, the installation process will not be that disruptive to your home if you decide to move forward with the system.Share
5 December 2018
Last summer, I began to get extremely hot in my home. My air conditioning system couldn’t adequately keep my home cool anymore. Therefore, I contacted an experienced HVAC contractor. This individual visited my home and thoroughly inspected my unit. If your air conditioner isn’t working like it once did, your air ducts may be clogged up. Thankfully, an expert HVAC contractor can determine if faulty air ducts are the cause of the hot temperatures inside your home. On this blog, you will discover how an HVAC contractor can properly inspect your air ducts. Stay cool and comfortable during the hot summer months!