Heat pumps offer a number of benefits over a typical air conditioner installation, including a reduction in the amount of carbon emissions produced and an increase in the level of safety.
In the event that you are thinking about replacing your current heating and cooling system with a heat pump, the following are some of the benefits of using a heat pump that you might not have previously considered.
Heat pumps, in comparison to other types of heating systems, have lower operating costs in the first place because they do not require the use of a consumable fuel in order to function properly (like a furnace does). At your home, it is possible to completely remove carbon dioxide emissions from the heating and cooling equation, which will have a beneficial effect on the surrounding environment. Because they do not require the use of natural gas, fuel oil, or propane, heat pumps are an excellent option for use in residential renovations as well as in locations that are geographically isolated.
Heat Pumps Require Minimal Maintenance
Heat pumps are not very demanding in terms of maintenance requirements. They mandate an annual check of the system, but the inspection can be carried out by the homeowner themselves rather than having to pay a fee to a qualified technician. Homeowners who are looking for ways to save money on pricey household repair projects will benefit from the low amount of maintenance that is required by a heat pump.
Great For Safety When Compared To Natural Gas Furnaces
The overall level of safety can also be improved with the installation of a heat pump system. There is no consumable fuel, so there is no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from the exhaust fumes. This reduces the likelihood of an accident. In addition, the elimination of oil tanks eradicates the risk of leaks and spills occurring inside the house as well as the environment immediately surrounding it.
All of these benefits are compelling arguments in favor of seriously contemplating making the switch, which should be given serious consideration. On a larger scale, if your utility provider has made the switch to the production of renewable energy, it is possible that the entire process of heating and cooling will be completely carbon free. This would apply to both the heating and cooling process.
Attempts are being made by major metropolitan areas to cut down on the amount of carbon emissions they produce as part of their long-term planning. For instance, in order to cut down on the amount of carbon dioxide that is released by the city’s buildings, the city of New York has set a goal of having heat pump systems account for 25 percent of all heating. They hope that by the year 2030, 2.5 million homes will have made the transition to using renewable sources of energy. Homeowners who are interested in receiving rebates and other forms of financial assistance will be able to do so as a result of the aggressive plan that is being implemented. Check out our list of different resources and rebates that are related to HVAC systems.
When Heat Pumps Struggle
Although not usually an issue in Texas (although 2021 seemed like a particularly deadly example), long extended periods of cold weather are not good for heat pumps. But, as Southeast Houston tends to have very few of these, heat pumps can be still incredibly effective. In fact, heat pumps are quite common in Florida, Texas and Arizona because of the fact that winters can be chilly, but rarely deeply cold like in the northern states.
Trust the installation of your heat pump system to the expertise of trained HVAC professionals like Air Check Mechanical Service.