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What Makes Heat Pumps So Efficient?

closeup-shot-of-ductless-air-handlerIf you’re looking for ways to improve your home’s comfort, you may want to consider a heat pump in Sugar Land, TX.

Heat pumps are an energy-efficient option for homeowners looking to install or upgrade their current home comfort system. While small and unobtrusive, they pack a big punch and are able to keep your house nice and toasty for a more affordable rate than a furnace or boiler.

Read on to discover how a heat pump works so well and why it’s one of the most efficient and effective methods for heating your home.

What Does a Heat Pump Do?

A heat pump, unlike other types of heaters, uses electricity to transfer heat rather than create it. Unlike a furnace, which burns gas to heat air and blows it through a series of vents and return ducts, a heat pump transfers heat from outside the home and pulls it indoors.

There are several types of heat pump models, but the science behind them is the same. No matter which one you choose, a heat pump can improve your home’s comfort while lowering your energy consumption and costs.

3 Benefits of a Heat Pump

Why consider adding a heat pump to your house? We have a few reasons why this is a beneficial option:

1. Lower Your Electricity Bills

According to research by the U.S. Department of Energy, heat pumps can reduce your home’s electricity consumption by as much as 50%!  Although they rely solely on electricity to get the job done, they consume less than a traditional furnace, boiler, or radiator.

2. They Take Up Less Space

One of the downsides to some of the standard heating systems is the amount of space they require. Not so with heat pumps. These are smaller systems that can even be ductless. A heat pump has an air handler as its indoor unit which usually takes up half the space as a different system would.

The beauty of heat pumps is their ability to naturally fit into any home’s existing framework–such as with a ductless system. A ductless mini-split heat pump can be installed in any home, no ducts required. You can opt for a ductless system with a ceiling-mounted or floor-mounted air handler, or you can install a heat pump into your home’s existing HVAC vents.

They Can Cool Your House Too

Heat pumps offer plenty of warmth and comfort during the winter, but they can also cool your home, too! A reversing valve allows the heat-transfer function of heat pumps to switch their flow of refrigerant to act as air conditioners instead.

A professional can easily calibrate your thermostat to work with your heat pump, making it simple for you to control your home’s temperature no matter the season.

Is a Heat Pump Right for You?

A professional can inspect your home and make a personalized suggestion on is a heat pump is a good choice for your property. They can also take care of the installation, show you how to use your heat pump, and offer tips to get the most out of yours.

The good news is that a heat pump lasts up to 15 years. This means you can invest in one for the long haul, and eventually earn money back thanks to lower energy bills over the course of its lifetime.

Looking to install a highly effective and efficient comfort system in your home? Schedule your installation with Fresh Air, L.P.

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