A heat pump is similar to a central air conditioning unit but has two functions – heating and cooling. During warmer months, the heat pump takes heat from inside the house and moves it outdoors. During colder months, the function is reversed, and the heat pump moves heat from outdoors into your home.
Heat pumps draw energy from circling air to provide both heating and cooling, which leads to improved air quality and lower energy bills.
In fact, heat pumps are often used as an all-in-one HVAC solution because they provide heating, cooling, air filtering and dehumidification for your home.
If you are thinking about having a heat pump installed in your home, or you have an old unit that has never seemed to work properly, keep reading, but when you are ready, contact HVAC 911 to be referred to one of their affiliated contractors to make sure you maximize your savings and comfort.
Efficiency is the key for heat pumps
Heat pumps are more efficient than most other systems as they are designed to adjust automatically and maintain a set temperature to keep the house comfortable.
Because heat pumps transfer, rather than generate, heat, they use significantly less energy than traditional heating systems. To save money, it is recommended that you pick a temperature that’s comfortable for the season and leave it there.
What heat pumps can help you save
Heat pumps, when functioning properly, can save you money on energy bills. Heat pumps also require less maintenance than traditional systems like furnaces and boilers. By efficiently maintaining a set temperature, heat pumps can reduce energy consumption by 50 percent or more.
If you have electric heat, you will most likely save on electric costs in the winter. If you have central air conditioning, you will save on electric costs in the summer.
When to replace an AC with a heat pump
If your air conditioner or furnace is more than 12 years old, the units have needed frequent repairs or you’re seeing higher energy bills, it may be time to buy replacements – or you can consider making the switch and installing a heat pump.
The professional contractors affiliated with HVAC 911 can help you weigh the pros and cons of the major decision, including sending a technician to evaluate your current system.
The contractors referred by HVAC 911 employ highly skilled service technicians, who we guarantee can get the job done. All contractors referred by HVAC 911 are capable of assisting you with all your heating and cooling needs.
HVAC 911’s referred contractors only employ service techs who have gone through an extensive training program to become fully qualified and licensed.