What do you know about heat pumps?
Is it time to replace that old heating and cooling system? Selecting your new heating and air unit can be one of the most important things you do for your budget. After all, heating and cooling costs comprise the majority of your utility expenses! That is why we always suggest doing research before selecting your new equipment. For example, did you know that a heat pump can be a great substitute for an air conditioner?
Here are a few reasons why:
- Versatility. While an air conditioner strictly specializes in cooling, a heat pump uses the same process to cool AND heat with electricity.
- Ideal savings. Electric heating capabilities can be a big benefit. For example, during the fall a heat pump can use its electric heating power to heat when temperatures are cool enough to need heat, but not cold enough to warrant kicking on the gas furnace.
- Cheaper in some areas. Check utility rates in your area. In some places, it can be cheaper to heat with electricity than gas.
- Year-round heating and cooling in some areas. Live in the South? Temperatures really never reach extreme lows, like in the North. This means you can pair a heat pump with an air handler and never have the need for a gas furnace.
Heat pumps come in a range of efficiency, setups and sizes – there’s one to meet most homeowners needs. Ask your contractor if this is the right system for your home.
So, did you already know this? What do you already know about heat pumps?
Thank you for this helpful information about heat pumps. I did not know that these products were good for cooling as well as heating with electricity. I will have to contact an electrician to see if this is a good option for our home.