Many homes have two HVAC systems: one for air conditioning and one for heating. However, when you choose to install a heat pump, you get both in one! Here are the top 7 benefits of installing a heat pump.
Reduces CO2 Emissions
Heat pumps extract heat from the outside air. In the summer, it pumps heat out of the house and in the winter, it does the opposite. Because they convert energy to heat and/or cool your air more efficiently than your traditional HVAC units, they produce fewer carbon emissions.
Compared to combustion-based systems, like furnaces, heat pumps have a longer lifespan. They can last anywhere between 10 to 20 years if properly maintained and cared for. Most heat pumps last for about 15 years, but regular maintenance can extend that lifespan.
While heat pumps have a large upfront cost, you end up saving a lot of money on energy bills. In fact, over the entire life of your heat pump, you could be saving thousands of dollars.
Higher Efficiency and Cleaner Energy
According to The U.S. Department of Energy, heat pumps can reduce your electricity use for heating by approximately 50% compared to electric resistance heating, like furnaces and baseboard heaters. That being said, it’s no surprise that a heat pump is far better for the environment. They use about a third as much electricity and much less energy than most other heaters.
Low Operating Costs
Although heat pumps have a larger upfront cost, they save you money in the long run. In fact, installing a heat pump is a great way to increase your energy efficiency, possibly saving you hundreds of dollars in electrical costs and thousands on utility bills over time.
Minimal Maintenance Needed
Compared to other heating and cooling systems, heat pumps require minimal maintenance. While you want to still check every so often to make sure your heat pump is in good working order, it’s not necessary to have a professional inspect the unit for a few years – unless you have a problem with it.
Because heat pumps offer both heating and cooling in one, you get year-round comfort no matter the season. Since you can also install a heat pump in every room if you were to go ductless, for example, then you can help eliminate those cold spots in certain parts of you hours.
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