With winter heating, you usually use things like a furnace, a portable heater, and/or a fireplace to keep your home toasty. A heat pump is another heating option. A heat pump distributes heat throughout the home; in the winter, outdoor heat enters the house through the device. In the summer, the pump does the opposite by transferring indoor heat outdoors. Here are six benefits to swapping or upgrading your existing heating source for a heat pump.
1. Environmentally Friendly
HVAC systems use fossil fuels to create harmful emissions that affect the air. A leak from those units is a risk for carbon monoxide poisoning, too. A heat pump uses renewable energy to produce the same amount of heat without causing environmental harm. This device helps reduce greenhouse gases by relying on less electricity as well as natural resources to operate.
2. Device Assortment
Heat pumps come in several forms. There are air-source, geothermal, hybrid, and mini-split devices. Air-source pumps use the outdoor air to heat your home in the winter. A geothermal system is a ground-sourced heat pump that uses the heat inside the ground to warm your house. Hybrid pumps combine the air and ground heat sources to bring warmth into the house. Mini-split heat pumps are perfect for homes without duct vents.
3. Energy Efficiency
HVAC systems are energy-efficient, but to create heat, they burn the energy used to run the unit. Heat pumps find warmth from the air or ground to heat your home. That process adds more heat to your house than HVAC systems while using much less electricity. The result is comfortable temperatures and low humidity indoors on the coldest winter days. The comfort continues when you use the heat pump during the summer. It also has a longer life span than HVAC systems, too. HVAC devices usually last 10-15 years on average, sometimes up to 25 to 30 years. Heat pumps can last as long as 50 years.
4. A Money Saver
If you find heat pump installation expensive, you can balance out the cost by claiming credits, savings, discounts, or rebates. The IRS offers two tax credits, but you can only claim one. They are the Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit and the Residential Energy Clean Property Credit. The Inflation Reduction Act offers incentives as well.
Your local utility company may also provide money-saving benefits. We offer coupon discounts throughout the year, and heat pumps might be part of the deal. At a minimum, you will save with a lower energy bill. Heat pump installation can reduce your energy bill by up to 30%.
5. Heating and Cooling Bundle
Most HVACs have separate heating and cooling systems. That’s two units requiring a lot of space to install and store. A heat pump is one unit that does both jobs. One unit gets installed, and that’s the system you maintain year-round. Its reversible feature means you can use it both for the winter and the summer. The heat pump is also space-saving. Reach out to Affordable Service Solutions Heating & Air Conditioning for more information on heat pump and geothermal installation, repair, or maintenance in Richmond, KY.
6. Indoor Air Quality
An HVAC unit filters air, separating allergens and contaminants from clean air. A heat pump does the same thing. You still get clean air when you swap out the HVAC for a heat pump. However, the difference comes with the humidity level. The pump removes moisture from the air to stop mold and mildew from multiplying inside the house. It also prevents spores from polluting the air and triggering allergic reactions. The result is low humidity levels year-round. Even if HVAC units help prevent mold and mildew growth, it doesn’t stop them from re-polluting the air. Turn to us for indoor air quality solutions!
We Are Your Team for Heat Pump Service and More
When you trust Affordable Service Solutions Heating & Air Conditioning for heat pump service, we will install the device and repair any issues with it. We will perform routine checkups and respond to emergency repairs no matter the time of day. Our technicians also install, repair, and maintain heaters, air conditioners, and boilers. Ask about our indoor air quality service, financing plans, coupon specials, and maintenance agreement plans. Contact Affordable Service Solutions Heating & Air Conditioning for more information about our family-owned business and our services in Richmond.