We know, your friends or neighbors will tell you that heat pumps actually cost money to invest in—but that’s only one side of the coin. What people don’t often know, is that from usage costs to increases in efficiency, and versatile cooling as well, heat pumps can save an incredible amount of money and end up paying for themselves when homeowners have them correctly installed.
While we pride ourselves on being trustworthy, we understand that not everyone out there will just take our word for it. That’s why we’d like to go into a little bit of detail about how a heat pump increases efficiency, and where exactly its strengths lie, so that we can fully inform you on whether or not it might be right for your home. Don’t pass up the chance to install a heat pump in Bozeman, MT unless you’re absolutely sure that it wouldn’t work for your home.
Air to Air Heat Transfer
Notice we said heat transfer and not heat creation? This is actually a unique selling point for a heat pump.
Furnaces create heat via combustion in order to heat the air in your home. In contrast, a heat pump cycles pressurized refrigerant from one unit to another, essentially moving heat from one location to another. This means you’d be using much less energy to heat your home, since the heat you’re transferring already exists, it just needs to be moved from outside your home to inside your home!
This process leads to increased efficiency in milder temperatures, since it’s easier to draw heat from the outside when it’s warmer—but still pretty effective heating in the winter, even when temperatures are colder.
We mentioned earlier that these systems are a versatile heating solution. Now, we’d like to explain a little bit about what that means.
Since heat pumps transfer heat from one location to another, that means they can function in reverse. If you switch the heat pump from “heating” to “cooling” mode, the refrigerant cycle can happen in the opposite direction and heat can be drawn away from your home, giving you a solid air conditioning solution as well!
If you’ve been following closely, this means you’re getting two systems for the price of one! Of course, you’ll still need to schedule twice as much maintenance since the system is essentially doing two jobs a year, but the price of one HVAC system with two routine maintenance appointments is still much more affordable than a heating and cooling system with their own maintenance plans.
Ask a Professional
The truth is, certain sized homes with specific energy needs will work better for a heat pump installation than others. While the information we provided might steer you towards having a heat pump installed, we want you to be 100% certain before you make an investment like this.
It’s always a good idea to contact a professional for a second opinion before you schedule service. A professional, like one of our team members, can give you expert advice while helping you save as much money as possible.
Give our experts a call at Ambient Air Solutions today! Simplifying heating & cooling.