Heat pumps are able to heat and cool your home throughout the year. A heat pump can be used in place of both your furnace and a/c, so when comparing the costs you’ll likely find the heat pump to provide cost savings.
Installing Heat Pumps in St George, Utah & Surrounding Areas
Heat pumps are known for their energy efficiency due to the way they work. Heat pumps are designed to bring in warmth from the outside during colder months, and move heat out of your home during hotter months. You might be surprised to learn that even in cold temperatures, heat pumps are able to draw in warm air to heat your home.
In the greater St George, Utah area the summer temperatures can be very high and steady. Homeowners often wonder if a heat pump would be a good option for their HVAC system. There are a few variables to keep in mind when making that decision.
- Heat pumps work most effectively when the temperature is not changed. They work best when the thermostat is set and left alone. There is no need to turn off a heat pump when you leave for the day.
- Heat pumps take a while to adjust the temperature. Changing the temperature of your house can take a while when compared to the speed of a traditional furnace or air conditioner.
- High Efficiency = Less energy consumption. In general, a heat pump will save on your energy consumption “because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.”
- If you find that you need to adjust the temperature often for whatever reason, a traditional HVAC system may be better suited for your needs.
- Heat pumps don’t blow the “heat” usually expected with a furnace during cooler months. The warming air that blows from a heat pump is often described as a cool warm air. Though the air is warming your home and is warmer than the air in your home, it is not the “hot warmth” that you might be accustomed to with a traditional gas or electric furnace.
If you are thinking about purchasing a heat pump system for your home, give our expert technicians a call. Our expert HVAC technicians are very knowledgeable with heat pumps as well as traditional furnaces and air conditioners and can help you get the right HVAC system for your home.