Many homeowners have focused on utilizing a reliable heating and cooling system for their homes: a cooling system to handle the summer heat and a heating system to counteract the winter chill. However, keeping both of these systems at their optimal efficiency can prove challenging, with both requiring dedicated maintenance routines, checkups, and repairs to keep them running smoothly.
Homeowners are always looking for energy-efficient alternatives to lower their overall bill. Bolton Heating, Air & Fireplaces has an array of heating and air services that can help you improve your energy efficiency. There are ways to find HVAC system upgrades that take out the overly complicated maintenance checks and focus everything into one unit. Enter — the heat pump.
What is a Heat Pump?
Heat pumps function similarly to conventional HVAC systems but hold one key advantage over the traditional home heating and cooling systems — they can perform both functions.
Heat pumps operate by either pumping in or taking out hot air from your home and performing the necessary heating or cooling functions. Homeowners end up having one system installed that can handle their heating and cooling needs. It also means that they only have one system in need of preventative maintenance, checkups, and repairs instead of having to get both systems repaired.
How are Heat Pumps Different from Other HVAC Systems?
Most homes are equipped with reliable heating and cooling systems that function in their designated seasons. In the winter, a heat pump system provides homeowners with a single do-it-all unit that handles their heating and cooling needs. Heat pumps work by absorbing heat from the outdoors, running it through their system, and providing your home with the heat it needs.
During the summer months, the effect works in reverse. The heat pump draws heat from inside your home and disperses it outside, thereby cooling your home. Your heating and air conditioning system operates from a high-efficiency source and helps keep your home at a comfortable temperature throughout the year.
Which System is Right for Me?
We provide an array of heat pump services throughout the Dekalb County area, but is a heat pump system right for your home? We’re here to help figure that out.
Deciding how you want to go about HVAC upgrades depends mainly on your personal preferences and an understanding of how your HVAC system impacts your energy bill. Whether you are in the middle of the heating season or need a blast of cool air in the summer months, your HVAC system gets used often. Ensuring that your systems are prepared for the unique challenges of the seasons and run at an optimal energy efficiency, you can do more to improve your overall heating and cooling costs.
If you’ve seen your energy bills skyrocket during peak heating and cooling seasons, it could be a simple matter of repairing your system. However, upgrading to a heat pump can provide a wealth of benefits to your home’s energy consumption and provide you with a needed boost to your bottom line.
Additionally, the lifespan of a heat pump might be shorter than that of a conventional HVAC system — year-round operation vs. specific seasons — however, there are some necessary factors to consider. The overall energy efficiency of the heat pump system can offset and justify the shorter lifespans. The cost-effectiveness of heat pumps during mild and colder winters helps reduce your overall energy bills during the winter months.
Where Can I Get a Heat Pump?
Fortunately for our customers, they don’t have to look far for their next heat pump. Bolton Heating, Air & Fireplaces has a varied selection of heat pumps for you to choose from. Our inventory can help you find the best fit for your home and ensure you take full advantage of this energy-saving and efficient heating and cooling alternative.
Contact our team to learn more about heat pumps and schedule an appointment today!