As we continue to analyze what we spend our money on, more and more people are wondering if switching to a Heat Pump is a smart move for them long term. Most of us have been heating and cooling our homes with traditional heating equipment and AC with hardly a thought that there might be other options out there. It’s easy to get caught up in the: if it ain’t broke, why fix it? mentality when it comes to our utilities. It is important, however, to take time to analyze new options, emerging trends and weigh the benefits of a utility overhaul.
Some people don’t even know what a heat pump does and that’s completely understandable. We just want our homes to be comfortable. We don’t want to think too hard about how that is happening. But what if switching to something different could save you money over time provide, better air quality, and be less hassle? What if you could burn less fuel and still have a comfortable home all year round?
If you’d like to entertain new options, then a heat pump would be something to seriously consider. First off, the heat pump replaces BOTH the air conditioner and the heater. It’s called a heat pump, yes, but rest assured this technology is a two for one in the realm of home comfort. Plus, there are benefits to just having one unit. For example, one unit to both heat and cool your home streamlines the yearly maintenance requirements. You no longer have to worry about keeping both a heater and an air conditioner in sound mechanical shape – you just have one system to maintain.
How does a heat pump work?
Both a heat pump and a traditional heater are designed to accomplish the same goal. They heat your home. The difference lies in how they accomplish that goal. A heater takes air and uses fuel to heat up the air to the desired temperature, then that heated air circulates through your home.
A heat pump, however, finds air that is already warm from the outside, pulls it into your home, and circulates it. It’s a very efficient way to capitalize on resources already available. Even in cold weather, there is still warm air outside, and that is what the heat pump utilizes. In this way, you are saving money because there is less fuel being used. Additionally, the warm air that circulates through your house from a heat pump will be less dry and more like outside air.
With less fuel, you create a cleaner greener way to keep your home comfortable and that is why New York State is encouraging people to switch over to a heat pump with a rebate incentive. As a part of their current Clean Heat Program, residents who switch over to a heat pump unit could receive as much as $14,000 in rebates.
When you take those incentives and add them to the money you will be saving simply by utilizing less fuel and having fewer units to maintain, the cost savings over time could be staggering.
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 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 and the rebates currently being offered, we encourage you to give us a call at 845-447-3347.