From our parents and grandparents who faced hot summers with fans, then cold winters with fires and blankets, to our own experiences with the traditional methods of central air conditioning in the summers and furnace heating in the winter, keeping the most comfortable temperature in our homes has been an ongoing quest.
As technology advances are made, the methods for heating and cooling our homes evolves. One of those advances has been the introduction of heat pumps as a way to heat and cool homes. This method is proving to be a much more efficient, much less costly method to remain comfortable year round.
What is a heat pump?
In the most technical terms, it’s a reversible, mechanical-compression cycle refrigeration system installed outside the home to extract and redistribute existing heat. In everyday terms, it’s an appliance that acts as both an air conditioner and a furnace. In the winter, heat is drawn from the atmosphere and the ground then moved into the home, while in the summer, heat is pulled from the interior and pushed outside.
Here Are A Few Of The Advantages Of Having Your Heating & Cooling Comfort Pros Install a Heat Pump In Your Home:
Two Systems in One
Most people have experience dealing with both a furnace and an air conditioning system. Since a heat pump’s sole job is to redistribute heat, it works as both of these appliances in a much more efficient way. During winter months, heat is drawn out of the air or ground and redistributed in your home. Conversely, when those hot summer days set in, the heat is drawn out of your home and moved outside making the need for two different systems unnecessary.
Energy and Cost Efficient
Traditional furnaces have to create the heat source using fuel. This drives up your monthly utility bills during cold months often creating strain on your finances. Since a heat pump works by drawing existing heat out of the air or ground and redistributing it, it is a much more efficient way to heat and cool your home with much lower monthly costs.
A heat pump compressor is installed outside of the home, making the entire process much quieter. Not only will your home be a comfortable temperature, no one will be startled by a noisy HVAC system kicking on and off.
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.
It’s simple. No gas means no gas leaks. The fear of a gas leak can be a real point of anxiety for busy 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 when you allow a heat pump to control the temperature in your home.
We care about you and want to help you make sure you have the right HVAC system for your family’s needs. As you can see, upgrading to a heat pump gives you a lot of advantages. With the ability to simplify the mechanics of heating and cooling by embracing a more efficient and eco-friendly system, you may find that a heat pump will save you immensely in time, money and stress. If you want to find out more about heat pumps, we encourage you to give us a call at 845-447-3347.