Although furnaces are common heating systems in many homes, you should know that they aren’t the only option available to you. One option you might consider is a heat pump. Heat pumps are installed outside your home, and they are designed to transfer heat from one place to another rather than generate heat for your home. In other words, heat pumps can move outdoor heat into your home or move the heat inside your home to the outdoors, which makes them a great option to maintain a comfortable temperature in your house all year long.
In our experience at Hodge Heating & Air Conditioning of Lake Norman Inc., not many people are familiar with heat pumps, so here’s what you should know about them:
- They are energy efficient. Heat pumps use less energy than other heating systems, which means they are better for the environment and reduce your carbon emissions. In addition, heat pumps cost less to operate, even if they cost more than other systems upfront.
- They run on electricity. Heat pumps use cleaner energy than other systems because they are powered by electricity rather than combustion. In addition, they use less electricity than you might expect, since it takes much less energy to transfer the heat than it does to convert electrical energy into heat.
- They are low maintenance. Heat pumps don’t usually require as many repairs as combustion heating systems. Annual maintenance is usually sufficient to keep a heat pump in good condition.
Heat pumps can be a good option for some people, but they aren’t right for everyone. If you have questions about heat pumps and whether they are right for your home, contact us today.