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Your HVAC system plays an important role in your monthly utility bill. For many homeowners, a heat pump provides a great way to control both your comfort and your savings. Let’s take a closer look.
A heat pump is a unit that allows you to control both the heating and the cooling within your home. It works by drawing heat from the environment and pushing it towards another location. For instance, in the summer, your heat pump absorbs the heat from inside your home and transfers it outside. In the winter, it absorbs excess heat from the outside air and funnels it into your home.
Heat pumps primarily operate in two ways.
An air-source heat pump draws excess heat from the air. This type of heat pump can either work as air-to-air or as air-to-water. An air-to-air pump simply pumps the hot air into a different location. An air-to-water pump converts the heat to a liquid before funneling it through a line.
Likewise, a ground-source heat pump draws excess heat from the ground. It pumps water or antifreeze through the ground, which absorbs the heat from the ground and transfers it to the air inside the home. Generally speaking, ground-source heat pumps cost more money to install but cost less on a monthly basis.
Heat pumps are best for homes located in moderate climates. The excessive cold makes it difficult for a heat pump to warm a home, while excessive heat makes it difficult to cool it.
So, is a heat pump right for your home? Heat pumps come with many benefits, including the following.
As already mentioned, a heat pump does more than heat your home. Since heat absorption goes both ways, you can conveniently heat and cool from the same unit.
Heat pumps have a high energy rating, which means they use less energy to produce heat. Use only the energy you need, and help prevent waste.
Energy waste is one of the leading causes of high utility bills. Consequently, energy efficiency produces a lower energy bill. Heat pumps make a great investment as you spend less money in the long-term.
Standard heaters often reduce indoor air quality if not properly maintained. A heat pump helps eliminate smoke, fumes, mold spores from excess moisture, dust accumulation, etc. Better air quality increases the health and comfort of your home.
As a licensed Rheem dealer, we can introduce you to some of the most energy-efficient and cost-effective systems currently available on the market. ABE Heating and Cooling offers great products with iron-clad warranties and superior installation services, all at manageable prices suitable for any budget. We are located in Brighton, Colorado, and serve the entire Denver Metro Area, and if you would like to learn more about high-efficiency furnaces please contact us today to discuss the possibilities.