Heating and cooling systems can be confusing and complicated to the average consumer. There are many options to choose from, and it can be difficult to weigh the costs and benefits of each type of system. One popular option is a heat pump. If you are considering a heat pump for your home, read below to find how heat pumps can be more energy-efficient than other HVAC systems.
Heat pumps work during both summer and winter, and they move heat to wherever it is needed (in the winter) or move heat from where it is not needed (in the summer). In other words, heat pumps do not only heat your home. They also cool it by moving warmth from inside to outside during warmer months.
Two Categories of Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are highly energy-efficient because they do not use energy to generate heat – only to move heat from place to place. Heat pumps come in two categories – air-source heat pumps and geothermal heat pumps. Air-source heat pumps move heat between your home and outside air and can reduce energy use by approximately 50%. Geothermal heat pumps move heat between your home and nearby ground or water and can reduce energy use between 30-60%. This increased efficiency will lead to lower long-term energy bills.
Conduct routine maintenance
If you decide to install a heat pump system, you will need to conduct routine maintenance to keep it working properly. Air filters should be checked once a month and replaced as needed. Your outdoor unit should be kept clear of dirt, dust, snow, and debris and the coils should be kept clean. You should also have your unit inspected by AC and heating technicians once a year to ensure maximum return from your system.
If you are interested in installing a heat pump for your home, contact Mendez Heating and AC. Our trained team of professionals will provide you with experienced and professional heating and cooling services. Call us at 760-343-5041 or request service online today.