Your Raleigh, NC, area home may just be an excellent candidate for heat pump installation. Heat pump technology offers a few valuable benefits you should probably consider before choosing your new or replacement HVAC system. Read on to learn three.
Heat Pumps Deliver Year-Round Comfort
When you opt for a heat pump installation, you’re choosing a system that can provide year-round comfort. Because heat pumps are reversible systems, they’re capable of providing both heating and cooling to your space. In winter, the system draws heat from the outside and moves it inside your home to provide warmth. In summer, the system does the reverse: It moves the warm air from inside your home to the outdoors to provide dependable cooling.
Heat Pumps Offer Energy Efficiency Savings
Because heat pumps don’t actually generate warm or cool air they require less energy for conditioning your space. Particularly in the Southern states where winters are less extreme, winter heating can bring significant savings. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heat pump technology can heat and cool your home for as little as one-fourth the cost of other heating and air conditioning technologies. Ground-source heat pumps can deliver as much as five times the energy from underground for each unit of electricity they use to power the pump. The key here is using your heat pump wisely.
Heat Pumps Are Versatile HVAC Solutions
Because heat pump technology is so versatile, tailoring your heat pump system to your family’s needs is simple. Available heat pump technologies include air-source heat pumps, water-source heat pumps, ground-source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps and even ductless mini-split heat pump systems for homes that lack existing ductwork. Your HVAC professional can help you determine whether a heat pump system is right for you, and if so, which type would best meet your heating and cooling needs.
Are you interested in scheduling a heat pump installation or learning more about this energy-efficient technology? Contact Mitchell Heating & Cooling today.