Four Reasons to Invest in a Heat Pump This Fall
Choosing the best heating and cooling system for your home depends on a variety of factors, such as whether your home relies on gas or electric for its primary heating source, how much you are willing to spend and how important energy efficiency is for you and your family. If you are looking for a way to save money, regardless of the type of heating source you have, a heat pump may be the solution to your problem. If you aren’t familiar with a heat pump and the benefits it can provide, here are just four reasons why you should invest in a heat pump this fall.
Why Are Heat Pumps a Great Investment?
Just like with any major investment you make in your home, you want to know that you will be getting a great return. When you invest in a heat pump, your investment is guaranteed. For starters, the heat pump is the only heating and air conditioning system you are going to need to save money. You can use it to cool your home in the summer, and during the winter, the cooling process is reversed and it’s used to heat your home. The heat pump works by absorbing the heat from the surrounding air outside. Then, a refrigerant compresses the heat, which is then converted to thermal energy and used to heat your home.
Heat Pumps are Eco-Friendly
Unlike a typical heating system, which burns fuel in order to create heat, a heat pump uses the existing warmth in the ground or in the air to provide heat — so rather than creating it, it simply transfers existing heat. This means there is less energy used than with a traditional heating system. A heat pump generates more heat than a typical furnace, which makes it a cost-effective solution for your air conditioning, ventilation and heating. As an added benefit, there are no fossil fuels burned during the process and there is a significant reduction in the greenhouse gas emissions from this type of heat as opposed to traditional heating systems.
Eliminates the Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Unlike using a gas furnace, which presents the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, this is a natural heat source, so once you contact a plumbing contractor or an HVAC contractor to install a heat pump, you won’t have to worry about future calls for furnace repair due to carbon monoxide leaks. It is important to note that if your traditional heating source is gas and you will need to use your gas furnace as a secondary heat source, it is essential that you have an HVAC contractor inspect the furnace and provide routine maintenance to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Less Maintenance Required
One of the best benefits of installing a heat pump is that there are significantly fewer needs for furnace repair or AC repair. The main maintenance required is having a plumber inspect the piping to ensure there are no interferences that may prevent the system from working like it should. Heat pumps — especially ground-source heat pumps — are virtually maintenance free. They have fewer moving parts than a traditional heating system, meaning there are fewer things that can go wrong, which significantly cuts your maintenance costs.
Contact Silco Plumbing & Heating today to learn how a heat pump may be the ideal way for your family to have energy efficient heating.