A heat pump can heat and cool your home. During the cooling season, a heat pump moves heat from your home to outdoors, and during the winter season, they move heat from outside into your home. These systems have four benefits for your home in Sildell, LA.
1. Save Money on Energy Bills
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, geothermal heat pumps use 60% less energy compared to traditional HVAC systems. Air-source heat pumps are also efficient and can reduce energy use by up to 50%.
Unlike traditional HVAC systems, heat pump systems do not burn fuel to release heat or to cool the air. Instead, they only transfer heat, which makes them highly efficient.
2. Heat and Cool Your Space
You do not need separate devices for cooling and heating. With a heat pump, you can save on the costs associated with installing two separate systems and save on space when you only have one system for heating and cooling.
3. Humidifies Better Than Central Air Conditioners
Like a central AC system, a heat pump comes in handy for indoor air quality. When well maintained, heat pumps are even better at keeping indoor humidity balanced and your home well-ventilated. This allows you to breathe better and to keep your home healthier.
4. Integrates With Other HVAC Systems
Until recently, heat pumps were not ideal for areas that experience very cold winters. However, modern heat pumps feature electric resistance heaters and can work in combination with a gas furnace to make them ideal for heating. These hybrid systems are more energy-efficient compared to gas-only furnaces.
With some manufacturers, the hybrid system installs side to side so that a homeowner uses the same ductwork for the two systems. This saves on installation costs.
Call our technicians at Caribbean Breeze Heating & Cooling for air conditioning, heating services, indoor air quality and home automation services in Sildell.
Image provided by iStock