When shopping for a new home heating or cooling system youâ€™re immediately met with a ton of options and variables. Furnaces, central AC, boilersâ€”the list goes on. And yet if youâ€™re following all of the most recent HVAC trends, youâ€™ll see over and over that a heat pump is the ideal option for many. Why? What makes a heat pump so special or wanted? Should you invest in a heat pump?
Today the specialists at Total Air & Heat of Plano are here to talk about what makes a modern heat pump such an attractive pick!
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What Are the Drawbacks?
We do start this post off by saying should you invest in a heat pump, and the biggest thing a homeowner is going to be confronted with when they check out a heat pump is the initial cost. At face value, you look at a heat pump unit, then you look at a standard electric forced-air system and you say: well, this is an easy choice! The initial cost, though not much higher than other HVAC systems, is a consideration that makes many shy away.
Additionally, and though this doesnâ€™t really apply here as much, there are some places where a heat pump just doesnâ€™t have the â€śoomphâ€ť necessary. For example if you were trying to heat a home in Alaska, a heat pump is probably going to lack the raw power you need, which means you would need an auxiliary heat source.
What Are the Advantages of a Heat Pump?
Okay, so a higher price tag is a turn off for many. But, before you make your decision in haste, stick around. Weâ€™ve got plenty of good news to share about a heat pump in the Plano area. Heat pumps are so widely loved because:
- They boast exceptionally high efficiency ratings. The efficiency of even standard heat pump systems absolutely beats much of its competition. That means when maintained properly, a heat pump will eat up far less energy, directly translating into long term savings that can completely offset the initial purchase cost.
- They can heat and cool a home. A heat pump is an air conditioner and a furnace all rolled into one, offering you great cooling during our high-heat summers and quite strong heating to stave off the winter chill.
- Heat pumps have a longer lifespan. More commonly-known cooling systems tend to have a lifespan of 10, maybe 15 years. Heat pumps can last up to 20, and in the case of a geothermal system, may even double that number.
- Heat pumps are environmentally friendly. Through high efficiency ratings, longevity, and a lack of needing fossil fuels, a heat pump can be a great choice for homes looking to â€śgo green.â€ť
- You have options with a heat pump. Canâ€™t handle ducts in your homeâ€™s layout? Ductless heat pumps are available! Want the absolute most effective and efficient system on the market? You can invest in a geothermal system. Youâ€™ve got an option for nearly any home, giving you purchasing power.
Should I Invest in a Heat Pump?
After all of our talking on the subject, the best answer here in all honesty is still maybe. A ton of factors go into choosing your ideal home comfort system, including your load needs, your homeâ€™s structure, your budge, and even more. It would be dishonest to say anything other than the best choice for your home is whatever decision you and a trusted contractor can come to together.
Looking for heat pump specialist in the Plano, Texas area? You can contact Total Air & Heat any time online to discuss whether or not a heat pump is right for you!