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3 Benefits of Installing a Heat Pump for Winter (and Beyond)

Posted on: November 23, 2015

Heat pumps have become increasingly popular for home installations. Once they were overly expensive appliances that struggled to provide the level of heating that many homes required during the winter. However, the technology of heat pumps has advanced considerably over the last decade, and now they are not only more affordable, but more effective as wells. Where most heat pumps once encountered difficulty coping with temperatures below freezing, there are now models that can cope with days and nights as cold as –20°F!

3 Heat Pump Advantages to Consider

There are a number of excellent reasons to install a heat pump for your home. Here are three of the best:

  • Heating and cooling: By far the greatest benefit of a heat pump is that you receive two comfort systems in one. A heat pump works as both an air conditioner and a heater, and you only need to make one adjustment to the thermostat to change from one mode to another. Heat pumps are as powerful in cooling mode as any designated air conditioner of comparable size.
  • Energy efficiency: In heating mode, a heat pump offers exceptional energy efficiency. This is because it does not have to generate heat, but rather transfers existing heat from one place to another. It does this via the reversal of its refrigerant cycle, using this reversed cycle to facilitate the absorption of existing heat in the air outside by the refrigerant, which is then further compressed to boost its thermal energy.
  • Safety: We understand that many homeowners don’t want to rely on natural gas power to run a heater because of concerns about toxic gas leaks and combustion hazards. You can still enjoy energy-efficient heating with a heat pump, which not only doesn’t use gas to run, its exterior does even grow hot while its operating.

Bud Matthews Services installs, replaces, repairs, and maintains heat pumps. Call us in Durham, NC today for all of your home service needs.

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