Four Benefits Of Heat Pumps


Since most of America is moving into the colder months of winter, many people are considering their heating options for their homes. While most will inevitably continue to use their central heat furnace, there's another option that's been on the market for a few years now that is worth consideration: heat pumps.

Heat pumps operate by taking the air that is outside and transferring it to the desired temperature that is inside. In winter, for instance, a heat pump will convert the cold air into hot air and move it throughout the house, while the opposite takes place during the summer. This allows for a less energy-intensive process that many homeowners love.

Below are a few reasons why you should consider talking to your HVAC company about heat pump installation. If any of them appeal to you, contact a professional today.

Lower Energy Costs

As mentioned above, heat pumps generally take significantly less energy to operate than a standard central air furnace, or just about every other type of system. Though they cost more initially, a geothermal heat pump, for instance, can cost upwards of $10,000 - they make up for it in lower energy costs over the lifespan of the unit. Even his savings of $50 a month can add up to thousands of dollars over time, making the unit pay for itself very quickly.

Longer Lifespan

Central heat furnaces generally last anywhere from 15 to 20 years, and require regular maintenance and repairs to operate efficiently. A heat pump has substantially fewer parts that need repairs, which means that they break down less often and usually last longer. Some heat pumps can even last close to 50 years, so if you want an energy-efficient heating source for your home, you should talk to an HVAC company about heat pump installation.

Better Heating

One of the main reasons that heat pumps have taken so long to be accepted across most of America is their inability to provide adequate heat in, especially cold environments. Recently, a variety of technologies, such as dehumidifier systems and desuperheaters, have significantly increased the capabilities of air-source heat pumps and allowed them to be installed no matter what temperature it drops to outside. Since most of these units also have a backup that is powered by electricity in case the main unit goes out, it virtually ensures you have a heater year-round for your home.

For more information on the benefits of heat pumps, talk to a heat pump installation expert.