Have you ever considered rethinking the way you heat and cool your home? Most of us just want to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Like Diane Keaton famously proclaimed when her well went dry in the 80’s classic, Baby Boom, “I just want to turn on the faucet and have running water. I don’t want to know where it’s coming from.” Like if you can relate.
It may be beneficial to rethink your options…
Many people are taking advantage of the New York State clean heat program and opting for heat pumps to streamline their heating and cooling. This eliminates the need for two separate units and carries with it a whole host of other benefits.
What is a heat pump?
In technical terms, it’s a reversible, mechanical-compression cycle refrigeration system installed outside the home to extract and redistribute air.
Ok, in everyday terms, a heat pump acts as both a heater and an air conditioner. It’s installed outside. In the winter, the heat pump pulls existing warm air from the environment and pushes it into the home to warm up your space. In the summer, the heat pump pulls cool air and redistributes that air inside the home.
Traditional units take air and with cooling and heating elements, use fuel to change the temperature of the air before sending it out. With the heat pump, you are dealing with an efficient technology that utilizes existing air already at an optimal temperature.
There are several benefits to a heat pump. We are going to list our top 5.
- Less Equipment: A heat pump is a single unit. Not only does it streamline the process of heating and cooling your home, but it’s also only one unit to maintain. The reduction in units is not only less to think about, but reduced maintenance can mean savings for the homeowner.
- Cleaner Energy: Because the heat pump burns less fuel, uses less energy. This reduction in fuel consumption creates a clean energy source that is better for the environment. Some states are encouraging more energy-efficient modifications by offering rebates for environmentally friendly upgrades. These rebates can be substantial. — New York State Heat Program
- Better Air Quality: While effective in knocking the chill out of your living space, many people find it necessary to run a humidifier in conjunction with their furnace heat to combat air quality and dryness. Overly dry air is not an issue when using a heat pump and homeowners are happy to store their humidifiers away for the winter months.
- Quieter: Additionally, the heat pump is installed outside, making it much quieter. Units sputtering on and off can be jarring, particularly at night.
- Increased Safety: It’s simple. No gas means no gas leaks. The fear of a gas leak can be a real point of anxiety for homeowners. You will have complete peace of mind knowing that the risk of a dangerous or costly gas leak is a thing of the past.
Switching over to a heat pump system can bring a lot of advantages to the homeowner. Investing in the installation of a heat pump, you can sit back and enjoy years of lower energy costs, better air quality, and cleaner. We care about you and want to help you make sure you have the right HVAC system for your family’s needs. If you want to find out more about heat pumps, we encourage you to give us a call today!