There is no universal water pump for wells; nor is there a universal pump for industrial or municipal use. In fact, there are so many different kinds of water pumps, fuel pumps, and semi-solid pumps with multiple uses, your head may be swimming just thinking about it. If you hire an HVAC contractor to help with your heating, cooling, and water heater needs, you may encounter all of the following types of pumps. Knowing what it is you need and what it is you hope to accomplish will help your contractor pick the right pumps for the job. 

Boiler Feed System Pumps

If your home has a boiler instead of some other type of furnace, you probably need a boiler feed system pump. This type of pump pumps water into the boiler where it is heated and turned into steam for heating purposes. Specialty pumps include duplex and triplex applications, which can increase your heating needs without occupying more space under your boiler.

Fire Protection Pumps

If you already have an in-house sprinkler system, then you probably have a fire protection pump. If you do not have a sprinkler system and you want to install one, then the contractor would need to bring a fire protection pump with him/her on the work truck. These pumps attach to your home's main water supply line and pump water through to all the sprinkler heads via a pipe system. The pump regulates pressure so that the sprinkler heads do not erupt unless activated by heat and/or flames. When the heads are activated, the pump kicks in to pull more water from the home's in-line and water supply lines and channels it to your sprinkler heads to douse the flames.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are a type of cooling device. The most basic of pumps under this category move hot air out of the house. The more advanced heat pumps move hot air out and circulate cold air out depending on your heating and cooling needs. When you already have an active furnace but no air conditioning, you may opt for a basic heat pump and installation. When your furnace or boiler goes, then you may want a pump that does both jobs. Be sure to discuss your situation with your HVAC contractor to see which type of heat pump is best suited to your current needs versus which one may be more ideal for future use.

If you need assistance choosing the right pump, talk to a professional at businesses like Aurora Pumps.