Daikin heat pumps provide reliable, high-efficiency heating and cooling all year long. With a wide range of features and efficiency ratings available, Daikin has heat pumps to fit just about every home. Let’s take a look at some of the options available so you can decide whether a Daikin whole-house heat pump is right for you.
What is a Heat Pump?
Unlike a furnace, heat pumps don’t burn fuel to produce heat. Instead, the heat pump transfers heat from one place to another. During the winter, the refrigerant inside of the heat pump absorbs heat from the outside air, then transfers that heat into your home.
And yes, there is enough heat in the air outside even on very cold winter days. In fact, a Daikin heat pump is so efficient that it can keep your home warm when the outdoor temperatures drop as low as -13F!
During the summer, the heat pump essentially reverses direction. The refrigerant absorbs the heat from the air inside of your home and then transfers that heat outside, leaving you with cooler, drier air inside.
A whole-house heat pump is a split system, like a whole-house air conditioner. That means that there’s an outside unit—the heat pump—that’s paired with an air handler unit containing a coil and a blower fan inside of your home. These units must be matched correctly to obtain maximum efficiency and reliability.
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The Heart of the Heat Pump
The compressor is essentially the heart of any heat pump. Many of Daikin’s heat pumps use scroll compressors, which have fewer moving parts than traditional compressors. This makes scroll compressors quieter and more reliable, often leading to longer lifespans.
Many of Daikin’s 16 SEER and higher-rated heat pump models use two-stage compressors. Two-stage compressors can run at a lower, partial capacity when your home doesn’t need the maximum capacity for cooling. This saves energy and can help to keep your home’s temperature more consistent and comfortable. Plus, longer run times help to decrease your home’s humidity in the summer.
Daikin’s incredibly efficient 21 SEER and 10 HSPF heat pump takes this to the next level. This heat pump’s Daikin Inside variable-speed compressor with inverter technology is able to make tiny adjustments in order to run at precisely the optimal speed. Plus, it can ramp up and down when turning on and off. This makes the heat pump even more efficient and effective at keeping you comfortable.
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A Daikin heat pump can provide energy-efficient comfort on the hottest days and the coldest nights. Purchasing a new HVAC system is an important long-term investment. Talk to our Comfort Consultants to help you choose the best system for your home.