What is a Trane heat pump and how does it work in Galena, Ohio?

Since 1986, we have serviced and installed heating and cooling systems in the Galena, Sunbury, Centerburg, Delaware, New Albany, Westerville, Worthington, Powell, Lewis Center, and Columbus, Ohio.

Homeowners in Galena, Ohio have several options when it comes to heating and air conditioning systems for a house. Furnaces are not always economical. Central air systems can be limited. Heat pumps are often the best option possible. Here is what a Trane heat pump is and how it works.

What a Heat Pump Is

A Trane heat pump unlike an air conditioner, can provide heating and cooling. Most homeowners in Galena, Ohio will not even notice a difference between a heat pump and a conventional unit once it is installed and running. The controls and behaviors of the unit are very similar to what most people expect from a central air conditioning system.

How the Heat Pump Works

A Trane heat pump does not directly generate hot air through heating elements or cold air like an air conditioner. There are two applications for a heat pump, one with a furnace and one with an air handler (all electric furnace). On the furnace application, they only heat down to 35 degrees, or what you desire to set it to, before using the furnace to provide heat for the home. On the air handler application, the heat pump is active the whole time, and the auxiliary heat inside the air handler is a backup system.

Benefits of Heat Pumps

Trane heat pumps have a number of advantages over conventional heating and cooling units. The largest is that heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient. They run on electricity so that homeowners do not have to deal with constantly fluctuating oil or propane prices. The pumps are very quiet when running making the house feel more peaceful. A final benefit is that Trane heat pumps in Galena, Ohio are simple to maintain and will last for a long time.

Installing Trane Heat Pumps

Trane heat pumps are installed very similarly to an air conditioning unit. Most homeowners won’t be able to tell the difference between a heat pump and air conditioner. The only physical difference that can distinguish the two is the heat pumps are installed on pump ups (stilts off the ground.) This is to ensure that they can melt off ice buildup during defrost.

Please contact Wise Heating & Cooling for your FREE estimate on a possible heat pump installation.