If it’s time to upgrade your home’s HVAC system, you have some excellent options that can lower your power bills while shrinking your ecological footprint. Adding a heat pump to your home’s system is a great way to do both. A few reasons that you will love making the switch:
1. You’ll Save Money
According to estimates from the Department of Energy, heat pumps can cut your energy use by 30 to 60 percent. Because they exchange cool air for hot to make your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, you no longer have to have separate heating and air conditioning systems – you can get them both in one unit.
2. Cold Spots Are a Thing of the Past
Do you ever walk from one room in your home to another and find yourself shivering? Conventional heaters blast warm air into a room, leaving it unevenly heated. Heat pumps keep your home at a constant temperature throughout, which means you’ll be more comfortable.
3. More Environmentally Friendly
The reduced energy use means that your home puts a lower strain on our natural resources. You’ll cut your use of fossil fuels immensely. It also means that less pollution is produced because you are using less energy in your home. Look for units with a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (S.E.E.R).
Plus, modern heat pumps use a refrigerant known as R-410A. This refrigerant does not have the ozone-depleting effects of R-22, meaning that your system will cause less degradation to the environment.
4. Less Maintenance, Longer Life
A properly maintained heat pump system can last over 15 years, and maintenance of the system is simple. Just clean the filters once a month (or every other month during periods when the heat pump is not getting a lot of use) and have it checked by a professional once a year.
A heat pump system, whether you choose a package or split system style, is an investment that will yield dividends for many years. From those smaller numbers on your electric bill to the comfortable air to the knowledge that you are doing something positive for the environment, a heat pump system gives you a lot to love.
Call us at (910) 249-4898 to find out if a heat pump is right for your home and get it installed by Fayetteville’s most trusted technicians.