A heat pump is a device that uses a small amount of energy to move heat from one location to another. Not too difficult, right? Heat pumps are typically used to pull heat out of the air to heat a home or office building, but they can be reversed to cool a building. If you’re considering a heat pump for your home over a traditional gas or electric furnace and central air conditioner, here are some things to consider.
Installation: One of the biggest advantages of a heat pump over a standard heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) unit is that there’s no need to install separate systems to heat and cool your home. Heat pumps also work extremely efficiently because they transfer heat rather than burn fuel to create heat.
Cost: In comparison to air conditioners, heat pumps are generally slightly more expensive. However, you usually recoup the initial cost in a short time of operational savings (normally no more than two heating seasons) as heat pumps have the lowest operational costs out of all heating systems.
Climate considerations: Heat pumps work best in moderate climates, so if you don’t experience extreme heat and extreme cold in your neck of the woods, then using a heat pump instead of a furnace and air conditioner could help you save a little money each month.
If you’re in the Marble Falls area, Ken’s Heating & Air can answer any questions you have about heating and cooling your home. Let Ken’s Heating & Air perform A/C maintenance and ensure your system is working as efficiently as possible before the temperatures start to drop. For air conditioning repair, or air conditioning replacement in Marble Falls, TX, rely on Ken’s Heating & Air.