Heat pumps are a single system that offer both heating and cooling functions for your La Plata, MD, area home. They transfer heat energy from your home to the outdoors for cooling, and they reverse this process for heating. When it’s time to replace your home’s heating and cooling system, consider these three benefits of heat pumps.
Lower Utility Costs
According to the Department of Energy, you could reduce your heating costs by 50 percent by replacing an electric resistance heater or furnace with a heat pump. Today’s heat pumps offer are also more energy-efficient in cold environments, making them an excellent choice for La Plata’s sub-freezing winter nights. They use an energy-efficient variable speed motor. The variable speed motor operates on the lower speed most of the time, only using the higher speed when absolutely necessary.
Improve Humidity Control
Spring and summer humidity levels are an issue in many La Plata area homes. When the humidity is above 50 percent, your home could develop a mold problem. A high-efficiency heat pump provides better indoor humidity control than a central air conditioning system. This results in less mold growth and lower energy usage on humid summer days. Improved humidity control also helps you feel more comfortable, even if you set the thermostat at a higher temperature.
A heat pump operates on electricity. Since there is no combustion of fuel involved in operating a heat pump, your home will be safer. You will not have to worry about relighting a pilot light. The heat pump does not release carbon monoxide or other gases. There is no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. A heat pump has no flue, so you will not need to deal with flue cleaning or repairs.
The NATE-certified technicians at Hancock Refrigeration Heating & Air Conditioning have years of experience in repairing, installing, and maintaining heat pumps in the La Plata, MD area. They can explain more benefits of heat pumps, based on your family’s unique needs. To learn more about how heat pumps could enhance your home’s comfort and energy efficiency, check out our heating page, or call us today for additional details.