How Heat Pumps Can Deliver Year-Round SavingsDo you live in an area with a mild climate? If so, you might want to consider a heat pump for your home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy modern heat pumps can heat a space for 50% of the electricity used by an electric-resistance furnace or baseboard heater, and can also dehumidify your home more efficiently than a central AC unit.
What is a heat pump?
A heat pump is essentially an air-conditioning unit that can also serve as a heater. As a typical air conditioner cools, it generates a large amount of heat, which is then expelled outside as exhaust. A heat pump makes use of the same process when the home needs heat, pumping the warm air into the house instead of venting it.
Is a heat pump right for my home?
If your area has temperate winters, it’s probably worth your while to talk to an HVAC pro at ARS®/Rescue Rooter®. We'll be happy to provide a no-cost evaluation based on your current heating and cooling needs and recommend a heat pump if it's right for your situation.
If you live in an area with colder winter temperatures, a heat pump may not be enough to effectively heat your home. However, you may be a candidate for a dual-fuel system. This heating hybrid uses a heat pump when temperatures are above freezing, then switches to a gas furnace to combat colder temperatures—much like some hybrid car switch between electric and gas power to increase gas mileage. Your ARS® Comfort Advisor will be able to tell if this is a good option for you.
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