Gowland's Heating & A/C Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pump Installation’

What You Need to Know About the Inflation Reduction Act and Your Home Comfort

Monday, April 10th, 2023

You may have heard about the recent Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and its possible benefits for your ability to purchase energy-efficient appliances for your home.

We’re happy to tell you that the IRA can help you with improving your home comfort through several rebate programs that will make it easier for you to upgrade to a heating and cooling system that not only helps lower your bills, but also helps to benefit the environment with lower carbon emissions.

In this post, we’ll go into more detail about what the IRA can mean for you specifically when it comes to HVAC equipment. However, there are limits on what we can tell you at this point.

We don’t know all the information about how the IRA will work in Louisiana, since the Inflation Reduction Act provides federal funds to each state, and the states must then set up their own programs and apply for funds through the US Department of Energy.

We’re keeping up with the state developments so we can help our customers get the most benefits from the IRA program in Louisiana.

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Should You Choose a Heat Pump When You Replace Your AC?

Monday, October 10th, 2022

You may have decided that your old air conditioning system has just gone through its last summer of cooling your home. Time to replace it. But replace it with what? 

You might automatically think, “With another air conditioning system, of course.” But this isn’t your only option. You might find that putting in a heat pump is a much better choice than going with a standard air conditioning system.

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Can a Heat Pump Handle Our Summers and Winters?

Monday, February 14th, 2022

Heat pumps offer several major benefits as home comfort systems, but the biggest one is that heat pumps operate as both air conditioners and heaters. They aren’t two systems packaged into one: they use the same set of components to deliver heating or cooling to a house. 

The easiest way to think of how a heat pump works is to visualize a standard central air conditioner. An AC circulates refrigerant between two sets of coils, indoors and outdoors. The indoor coil removes heat from the air, cooling it, and then the outdoor coil releases the heat. A heat pump works the same way—it’s a refrigerant-based system and from the outside looks identical to a central AC—except it can reverse the flow of refrigerant, and this causes the two coils to swap roles. Now the exterior coil absorbs heat and the indoor coil releases it. Presto! An AC becomes a heater.

But here’s the big question: is this system enough to handle our weather? Is a heat pump installation in Kenner, LA a viable choice for you?

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The Heat Pump Difference: Is It the Right AC Alternative for You?

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Let’s talk about the heat pump. If you aren’t familiar with the heat pump as an HVAC option, here’s the lowdown:

A heat pump is similar to an air conditioner. It uses electricity to power a compressor that places refrigerant under pressure. The refrigerant circulates between two sets of coils, indoors and outdoors. Hot refrigerant moving from the compressor first releases heat by condensing in one set of coils, then the cold refrigerant absorbs heat by evaporating in the other set of coils. What’s different with a heat pump is that it can reverse the way it circulates refrigerant. An AC can only move refrigerant so it absorbs heat from the indoor coils and releases heat through the outdoor coils. A heat pump can switch this process, bringing heat from the outside indoors. This means it’s a heating and cooling system in one.

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