The Texas weather can be brutally hot but can also surprise you with cooler nights, so an efficient heating and cooling system is a must. One of the most energy-efficient ways of heating and cooling your home is an air source heat pump (ASHP), also simply called a heat pump.
Unlike heating and cooling systems that generate heat, a heat pump draws heat from the air and moves it from one place to another – into or outside your home. It uses electricity, liquid refrigerant, and copper to pull heat out of your home in the summer while returning cooled air back into your home. And on cooler days, when you need heat, it pulls heat into your home. Moving heat that already exists is more efficient than creating heat, as other types of systems do.
But can you really save money using a heat pump in Dallas, TX? Definitely. Heat pumps work best in a climate like ours, where the low temperatures rarely go as low as freezing.
How Can a Heat Pump Save You Money?
A heat pump is one of the most efficient ways to heat and cool your home, whether you’re installing in a new build or replacing an existing system.
Replacing Other Electrical Systems
When your heating system is powered by electricity, replacing it with a heat pump is your best choice. Heat pumps use much less electricity than forced-air electric furnaces or room heaters, like electric baseboard heat. In fact, they can cut electricity usage by 50%, making them the most efficient option among electrical heating and cooling systems.
When cooling your home, heat pumps are about equally efficient as central air conditioners, but heat pumps are more efficient by far when it comes to heating.
Replacing Oil or Propane
If you’re replacing an oil or propane system with a heat pump, you may not see the cost savings initially. In fact, your electric bill will typically go up when you add a heat pump. But, while you may not notice savings right away, you’ll notice when you no longer have to purchase propane or oil.
Heating and Cooling in a Single System
Another way a heat pump can save you money is by reducing your initial costs, as well as maintenance. A heat pump is a single system that handles both heating and cooling. You don’t need to install and maintain separate heating and cooling systems to keep your home comfortable year-round with a heat pump.
Trust Your Home to Our Professionals
Whether you’re building a new home or replacing an existing system, the most important decision you make is in choosing a heating and cooling company. When the comfort of your home and family are at stake, trust your heating and cooling needs to highly-trained professionals to ensure you get the best results. Our NATE-certified technicians are committed to integrity and providing excellent service.
Contact Republic Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. to schedule an appointment with our professionals.