Heating in the winter and air conditioning in the summer.
Seattle and Puget Sound residents know there’s nothing like a heat pump for air conditioning in summer and heating in winter.
Forced air heat pumps provide heating and cooling. The heat pump cools by moving heat from the inside out. While they might not make your home meat locker cool, the mix of year round use and our mild Seattle weather makes them a good choice for Seattle and the Puget Sound region.
Heat Pump manufacturers say a heat pump can save you 30% on overall cost of heating and cooling your home. Most Seattle utilities agree and have provided heat pump rebates. In fact PSE Electric customers who replace their electric furnace with a forced air heat pump can get $1000. Plus federal energy tax credits of up to $300 are available to Seattle residents for heat pumps.
This is what a forced air heat pump looks like. You can see a heat pump in person at the Washington Energy Services showroom in Lynnwood, WA. Heat pumps come in different sizes depending on the size of your house and heating need. This York Heat Pump is an energy efficient heat pump which comes in your choice of several colors. The picture shows the heat pump unit which sits outside of your home.
Ductless heat pumps
Ductless Heat Pumps are different from air source heat pumps. Seattle homeowners with electric heating can get 25% energy cost savings from a ductless heat pump vs electric heating, and they provide air conditioning too. These ductless heat pump systems are modular and can be installed to affect one room, or provide whole home heating and cooling. And they are soooo quiet. The ductless systems are especially good for old Seattle homes where only part of the house has ducting. You’ll get big rebates on ductless heat pumps from most utilities and ductless heat pumps will qualify for federal tax credits. Seattle City Light customers can get up to $1200 when you switch from electric baseboard heating to a ductless heat pump. That makes a ductless heat pump affordable for most Seattle homes. You can find out more about ductless heat pumps at www.goingductlessnorthwest.com
Okay Seattle, here’s what a ductless heat pump looks like. You can see the ductless heat pump interior register sits on the wall. The outside portion of a ductless heat pump is much smaller than an air forced heat pump and significantly quieter, meeting the noise requirements for Seattle, Kirkland, Bellevue and many surrounding areas with noise ordinance restrictions.
This is a Daiken ductless heat pump shown in the photo. We can install it in Seattle, Tacoma and anywhere in the Puget Sound area from Bellingham to Olympia.