Being comfortable at home has never been so stylish- especially when it comes to heating systems.
Today's sleek, contemporary heat pumps have a look that makes a statement and come in a variety of colors to complement a home's exterior, landscaping and lifestyle. Although homeowners can choose from six designer colors, such as bermuda and terra cotta, these powder-painted steel systems offer more than just a pretty facade.
Heat pumps, such as those by York®, also offer energy efficiency and quiet operation. The Affinity™ heat pump uses a high efficiency scroll compressor that is designed to offer energy-saving efficiency, reduced noise and even comfort levels. Isolated behind an advanced composite material, these are the quietest types of compressors available. A composite base pan distributes and dampens sound, making it so quiet you may never know the heat pump is even running.
With new technology, these heat pumps operate up to four times quieter than older models. And they use higher performing compressors, also said to be 60 percent more efficient than traditional compressors.
Heat pumps with such significantly higher efficiency can dramatically lower operating costs. Available with energy efficiency ratings of 12 through 18+ SEER and HSPF ratings of 7.4 through 8.5 and above, these heat pumps double the efficiency over many older units. When you factor in the reliability and reduced service costs, a new system can pay for itself quickly.
There's also the comfort factor. The new technology can keep a home in the comfort zone-consistently and efficiently-with better circulation and fewer hot or cold spots. The heat pumps are backed with a five-year warranty on parts and a 10-year warranty on the compressors.