With the start of the cooler season just a few weeks away, now is a great time to consider a heat pump installation for your home. First of all lets dispelled a myth about heat pumps. They are useful all year long. Even summer they can be reversed to provide cool air. So investing in a heat pump has benefits beyond just one or two seasons of the year.
Technology is always changing. If your heat pump is more than ten years old, you might consider upgrading it to something that is more technologically advanced. The biggest gain to the residential customer is an annual drop in heating and cooling costs. A technologically advanced heat pump upgrade can reduce your homes heating and cooling electrical usage by up to 40%. That is a significant amount of savings. If you would like more information about the advancement of heat pumps or a comparison of newer models and your existing heat pump just call us. A P&D Mechanical heat pump upgrade plumber in Minneapolis will happily answer your questions.
Replacing a Heat Pump
There are a couple or reasons to consider a heat pump replacement. One reason would be to gain better efficiency and lower your annual electricity usage. Another would be to take advantage of new technology. The third reason would be simply that your existing heat pump is worn out and not performing its job very well. There are a lot of moving parts in a heat pump system. Fans, compressors, etc. can all wear out over time. If your heat pump has not been serviced or inspected for a while, then a service call is usually the best place to start. Problems with your heat pump might just be minor repairs rather than severe enough to warrant full replacement. It is usually cheaper to repair than to replace. The exception would be when a replacement is going to save you more money over the course of a year then keeping the unit that you currently have.
Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems
If your home does not have a heat pump then consider putting the free heating and cooling properties of the earth to work for you. A geothermal heating or cooling system uses the naturally cooler temperatures of the earth to provide cool air to your home in the summer and warm air to your home in winter. These systems work well in conjunction with your existing HVAC system and because of their efficiency you will likely use your HVAC system less. The benefit to you is that your HVAC lasts longer, and you save money by taking advantage of the energy efficiency of a heat pump. Heat pumps use a fraction of the energy that an HVAC system does which is why they save residential users so much money each year. If you would like more information about how a geothermal heating and cooling system would work for your home just call us. We are happy to provide you with the best information so that you can make a well-informed decision about installing a replacement heat pump or a geothermal heating and cooling system in your home.
Some heating pumps are EnergyStar rated which means you may qualify for a discount or even an energy rebate depending on current programs offered to residential users in your area. Because heat pumps boost your seasonal energy efficiency ratio, they save you money and can raise the value of your home. There are a lot of reasons to consider having a new heat pump installed in your house or adding a heat pump to your house. There are ductless systems available for those homes who do not have a duct system in place.
For all the best information, please call PD Mechanical and let us help you save money on your energy bill.
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