Armstrong Heat Pumps
Accurate Heating & Cooling install Armstrong Heat Pumps as a second line of heat pump equipment for residential applications. The Armstrong product line offers lasting performance at lower price point compared with our flagship Trane HVAC products. Call us today at 402-238-2425 for more information about Armstrong or Trane HVAC equipment.
The Armstrong brand started in Columbus Ohio in 1928. Armstrong has a long history of building quality innovative products that are still assembled domestically in the US. There are production facilities located in both Iowa and South Carolina. Most homeowners have heard of the Armstrong product line based on the quality workmanship and performance. Armstrong pricing is favorable as Armstrong does not utilize extensive national advertising. Without the national advertising, Armstrong products can be offered at a more favorable price point.
Advantages of a Heat Pump
A heat pump has some advantages over a conventional air conditioner. During the summer, the heat pump operates just like a traditional air conditioner to cool your home. And during cooler weather, the reversing valve in the outdoor unit changes position. Heat is then drawn from the outside air. This happens even when it is cold outside. The heat pump is able to concentrate the heat in the cold outdoor air. Thus, the heat is transferred to the indoor coil which provides heat to the home. Because of this, the furnace or air handler blower moves air over the warm indoor coil to warm your home.
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Variety of Heat Pump Models Available
Armstrong heat pumps come a variety of SEER ratings from 14 SEER to 20 SEER. The range of heat pump efficiency options offered provide the best balance between efficiency and up front cost. Thus, there are single stage models, two stage models, and variable capacity models. Moreover, higher efficiency models have advanced features will cost a little more up front. The higher efficiency models offer more comfortable indoor air conditions. And, moreover, the higher efficiency units offer lower energy consumption every month.
Single Stage Heat Pumps
Single stage Armstrong heat pumps come in models 4SHP14LB and 4SHP15LE. These models are 14 SEER and 15 SEER.
A 14 SEER single stage Armstrong heat pump image is shown below.
A useful thumb rule for the SEER rating is that 1 SEER is approximately equivalent to 5% efficiency. In real world applications with air conditioners or heat pumps, this means lower electric bills.
The lower SEER rated heat pumps are lower cost up front. However, a new lower SEER HP will usually exceed the energy efficiency of your older heat pump. Many of the older heat pumps in place today have SEER ratings of around 10. So upgrading to a new 14 SEER heat pump will cool your home better and dehumidify better. The new HP will also offer noticeable savings on your electric bill and be much quieter than your older HP. The new unit will also have a warranty that will give you great peace of mind. Armstrong heat pumps offer proven reliability and innovation.
Two Stage Heat Pumps
Two stage Armstrong heat pumps have a compressor that operates at first stage or second stage. The first stage compressor runs on milder days to afford greater energy efficiency. While the second stage compressor is available for hot humid days in summer. The second stage compressor also runs during the cooler days of winter for heat pump heating.
On the coldest days of winter in Nebraska and eastern Iowa, the heat pump is supplemented by the backup heat. This is usually either a gas furnace or an electric air handler. Two stage heat pumps are offered in 16 SEER models to offer greater efficiency. Pairing two stage HPs with a variable speed furnace and the right thermostat will further improve the comfort cooling.
A 16 SEER two stage Armstrong heat pump is shown in the image below.
Variable Speed Heat Pumps
Variable speed Armstrong heat pumps such as the model 4SHP20LX have variable speed compressors. And they match the compressor speed with the load much like a dimmer switch. A dimmer switch allows a range of illumination levels from a light bulb. Matching the variable speed heat pump with a variable speed furnace and the right thermostat will provide optimum system performance.
Again, upgrading to a new Armstrong variable speed heat pump will cool and heat your home much better. Variable speed units dehumidify the air in your home much better in the summer. And they offer noticeable savings on the utility bill. Newer Armstrong units are much quieter than your existing older unit. The new heat pump will have a warranty and will give you great peace of mind with proven reliability.
A 20 SEER variable speed Armstrong heat pump image is shown below.
Whichever model of Armstrong heat pump that you decide on, call the reliable people at Accurate Heating & Cooling. We will professionally install your new heat pump and be back to perform preventive maintenance on your HVAC system. Moreover, Accurate Heating & Cooling has been around for over 20 years. We specialize in keeping the residents of greater Omaha cool all summer and warm all winter. Call us today at 402-238-2425. We happily serve the metro area including Blair, Ralston, Bellevue, La Vista, Bennington, Valley, Waterloo, Council Bluffs, and Elkhorn.
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