Many residents in the Jonesboro area have invested in heat pumps. This type of system can be an efficient way to heat and cool your home, resulting in reduced utility bills and long-term savings. In Arkansas, we certainly do need a lot of help keeping our homes a comfortable temperature, especially in our hot and sticky summers. So, getting a heat pump may be something to consider. Below, we describe some of the benefits of this type of system.
Use It All Year
Rather than having a separate heater and air conditioner, you can just have one system if you install a heat pump. It can both heat and cool, thanks to a design in which it can either remove heat from your house to cool it or add heat in order to make it warmer. Better yet, heat pumps are safer to use than any system that may run on natural gas or propane because there’s no risk related to toxic fumes or sparks.
Heat pumps take advantage of heat in the environment. Geothermal systems are based on the idea that the temperature underground stays consistent, even when the ground-surface temperatures can fluctuate widely over the the course of a year. Heat can be transferred into the ground, or it can be absorbed and delivered to your home. Alternatively, there are heat pumps that transfer heat from your house’s air to the air outside of your home, or vice versa. Regardless of which type of system you have, the most important point is that heat doesn’t have to be generated. Instead, it’s simply moved from one place to another, using refrigerant. That’s why heat pumps are so much more efficient than other types of heaters and air conditioners. They can be more than twice as efficient as some traditional units; some people estimate that the increase in efficiency is far greater than that.
Another benefit with their efficiency is the fact that heat pumps can reduce your carbon emissions. The system does need electricity to run, but it doesn’t require the use of any fossil fuels to do its job.
Heat pumps might typically last about 15 years, but they could last much longer than that if they get regular maintenance. At Elite, we know that our local customers want to make the most out of their investments, and a heat pump could be a good idea if you’d like to be strategic. Relatively minimal maintenance is recommended each year, and this should be easy to take care of. For assistance with heat pump maintenance, the Elite team can be counted on.
There are many benefits to having a heat pump. Efficiency is a main reason why so many people in our area have switched over to these types of systems. Call Elite for more information or to set up an appointment.