Heat pumps continue to rise in popularity as more and more homeowners discover their numerous advantages. They have become particularly common in warmer climates like Florida, where their efficient air conditioning power combined with their ability to handle mild winters make them perfect to ensure year-round comfort in your home.
Here are four of our top reasons to invest in a heat pump for your next air conditioning/heating installation!
What is a Heat Pump?
A heat pump is a heating and cooling system that is installed outside of your house. Like your air conditioner, it can cool your home, but it can also provide heat. In the winter months, heat pumps pull heat from the chilly outdoor air and transfer it inside your home to heat the air, and in the warmer months, they pull the heat from the air to cool your home instead.
Heat pumps are powered by electricity and transfer heat using refrigerant just like your HVAC system. Because they handle both heating and cooling, you may not need to have separate systems to heat and cool your home. Further, heat pumps don’t burn fossil fuels like furnaces do, which makes them more environmentally friendly.
Why Heat Pumps Are a Safe Investment
#1. They Function as Both Heaters and Air Conditioners
The basic operation of a heat pump makes it a great investment because it can heat and cool your house, so it offers year-round comfort without needing to purchase and install a separate system.
#2. They Offer High Efficiency When Used in Heating Mode
Although heat pumps can struggle when temperatures get too low, we rarely run into that issue here in Tampa Bay. Heat pumps offer superior energy efficiency when used for heating compared to field-burning systems like furnaces.
Furnaces burn fuel to create heat, but a heat pump doesn’t. It only needs a small amount of electricity to run its components to move heat throughout your home. Studies have shown that switching from a furnace to a heat pump can save homeowners 30% on their heating bills throughout the winter.
#3. They Are Ductless
One of the major advantages of opting for a heat pump over an HVAC system is the ability to get a ductless system. These kinds of heat pumps utilize coolant to absorb heat from the coils and bring it into your home. A ductless heat pump requires only a few small holes to be drilled into your walls, and no bulky ductwork in your attic or walls.
#4. They Can Increase Your Home’s Value
Due to their many advantages, heat pumps can increase your home’s value. These advantages include:
- Humidity control
- Less maintenance
- Long life span
- Environmentally Friendly
Remember: All Mechanical Systems Require Maintenance!
Just like a traditional HVAC system, heat pumps need regularly scheduled maintenance. Don’t attempt to do maintenance on your own, as heat pumps use coolant that can be harmful to you and the environment.
With regular maintenance, your heat pump will last and run efficiently for years to come!
Choose Energy-Efficiency with Super Heat & Air
If you are planning on getting a new HVAC unit, consider switching to a heat pump instead! Not only can they be more energy-efficient, but they need less maintenance and offer a longer life span than their HVAC counterparts!
Ready to install a heat pump or learn more? Call our heating and cooling pros at Super Heat & Air today for a consultation— (813) 981-7631!