So, what exactly is a heat pump?
A heat pump is installed outside of your home and serves as part of the heating and cooling system. In the winter months, a heat pump draws air from the cold outdoor air and transfers it indoors. During the summer months, the cycle can be reversed and the unit acts like an air conditioner. The heat pump systems are powered by electricity and transport heat to provide comfort all year long.
There are many benefits to installing a heat pump for your home. Here are a few:
- Efficiency: heat pumps utilize less electricity or natural gas when compared to other types of systems because they do not count on fossil fuels to generate warm and cool air. Not only do heat pumps minimize the amount of greenhouse gasses being released to the environment each year, they also will help save a substantial amount of money on your utility bill. While this varies for every homeowner, on average, heat pumps owners save $459 per year on their utility bills.
- Flexibility: if you are using a heat pump along with a primary heating system like gas or electric, you’ll experience extra savings by using the heat pump to counteract the primary fuel use. In addition, this allows you to be flexible and choose which you’d prefer to use.
- Low Noise: heat pumps are designed to operate at a fairly quiet noise. Unlike a furnace and air conditioner, the noise of a heat pump operates at a lower noise level than even most dishwashers.
- Minimal Maintenance: heat pumps generally will help save money in the long run as they do not require a great deal of maintenance. Also, since a heat pump generates both warm and cool air, you will only need to sign up for a single maintenance plan rather than two separate packages like you would for your air conditioner and furnace.
Sprung is now an Ecoer dealer for our heat pumps. If you’d like to make the switch or learn more about heat pumps, give us a call today!
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