A heat pump is an energy-efficient alternative to pairing an air conditioner with a furnace. If you’re looking for an HVAC system that does it all, a heat pump installation may be a wise investment for your Columbia, South Carolina, home.
1. Save on Energy Costs
Heat pumps don’t generate heat like furnaces do. Rather, they move heat out of your home in summer and move heat inside your home in winter. It takes much less electricity to transfer heat than it does to create heat. In fact, a correctly-installed heat pump can have an efficiency of up to 300 percent.
For every unit of electricity you use, you’ll get three units of heat in return. Your heating bills could decrease by up to 50 percent. In summer, the air conditioning function of a heat pump will cool your home as efficiently and effectively as a central air conditioner. Heat pumps also provide superior humidity control when compared to traditional air conditioning systems.
2. Enjoy High-Efficiency Heating
In areas like Columbia, South Carolina, temperatures rarely drop below freezing. When they do, it doesn’t last long. Almost all of the time, a heat pump will heat your home while operating at peak efficiency. Only during those times when the temperature drops below freezing will a backup heat source like a heat strip or a furnace be needed.
3. Maintain One Unit Instead of Two
Furnaces need maintenance every fall. Central air conditioners need service every spring. Even when you’re using a heat pump year-round, it will only need service once a year.
At Cassell Brothers Heating & Cooling, our heat pump services include free in-home consultations to help you explore whether a high-efficiency heat pump would be a good match for your home. Call us today to learn more.