Is your heat pump on its last leg? When considering a new heat pump installation for your Mountain City home, you have plenty of options. Today’s heat pumps deliver superior energy efficiency thanks to new technologies. Look for these features in your new heat pump.
New Technologies that Help You Save Money
Heat pumps have always been the most efficient option for heating and cooling the home. Yet, that doesn’t mean there’s never room for improvement. New technologies make it possible for more people to use heat pumps, even those living in cooler climates. Of course, in southern states with mild year-round temperatures, heat pumps have worked well for many homeowners.
The energy-efficient features in today’s heat pumps that benefit your bank account include:
- Fan improvements
- Dual source options
- Two-speed compressors
Heat pumps installed ten or more years ago used fans that operated at a single-speed. Newer systems have dual and variable-speed motors that give you more control over your home’s temperature to heat or cool it more efficiently. Most people find that newer systems operate at 50% less capacity without affecting the home’s comfort. That’s substantial energy savings.
Dual-source heat pumps get heat from two outdoor sources, unlike single-source pumps. Single-source pumps extract heat from the air, and dual-source systems get heat from the air and a gas furnace. During the winter season in very cold areas, it’s harder for heat pumps to do their job well because the air isn’t as warm. Having the option to generate heat from a gas furnace makes modern heat pumps much more efficient.
The two-speed compressor upgrade saves you money because it lets you cool or heat your home at different levels. If it’s a really warm or cold day, you can run the system at capacity or it can run at a lower level on a milder day. It’s a great money-saving feature.
Find the Right Heat Pump for Your Home
Investing in a new heating system requires careful consideration. Call Radlee Heating and Cooling for expert guidance about new heat pump installation.