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CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER INSTALLATION – HERE’S WHY HEAT PUMPS ARE GROWING IN POPULARIty
Heat pumps are a good alternative to electric or fuel based, heating and cooling systems. They are becoming more and more popular throughout the country but there are a lot of misconceptions about their cost and usage. To dispel all of these, here are 6 reasons to choose a heat pump instead of a gas furnace for your heating and cooling needs:
A ground source heat pump (geothermal heating and cooling) can save users up to 60% of energy costs, whereas air source heat pumps can save up to 40%. This cost efficiency is created as the system moves existing heat that always exists rather than creating all of the heat by itself. This means that the need for precious resources is eliminated and your carbon footprint is greatly reduced.
Heat pump systems can maintain the right temperature in every room including home offices, bedrooms, basements, garages and more. Most homes here in Indiana are candidates for a heat pump but only your heating and air conditioning installation company can tell you for sure. Heat pumps do become less efficient once the temperature drops below about 40 degrees or so and are supplemented with an electric heating element.
If planned and installed properly, a can produce heat at a highly efficient rate. For example, a ground source heat pump can produce 4KW of heat while consuming only 1KW of energy, which is a co-efficient of performance of 4:1. Air source heat pumps have a COP of 3:1, which is still better than most other heating and cooling systems.
Unlike other systems, heat pumps require a lot less maintenance. Good heat pumps could last for more than a decade with simple maintenance. Manufacturers are so confident in their product that they offer warranties for up to 10 years. Unlike heat pumps, furnaces can lose efficiency over the years and are not as efficient.
Heat pumps have been proven to be safer than most other heating systems. They have a very low prevalence of accidents as no hazardous materials are present. Boilers, for example, are more hazardous as they involve boiling water and carbon monoxide.
Most air conditioning and heating companies can complete an installation quickly and efficiently, usually in a day or less. This means that homeowners don’t need to face the hassle of planning where or how to install the system.
Heat pumps are growing in popularity and it’s easy to see why. With a reduced environmental impact, heat pumps are efficient. Moreover, some utilities provide incentives to make the equipment even more affordable.
If you would like to learn more to determine if a heat pump system is right for your home, call us today 765-653-8802 and claim your free estimate and get a biggest savings of the year!