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Determining if an Electric Heat Pump is Right for You

determining-if-electric-heat-pump-is-right-for-youThe HVAC systems in your home account for a large majority of your energy consumption—about 50% of all energy costs, actually. Therefore, it’s understandably important to you that you find the most efficient way possible to heat and cool your home. If you are looking for an electric-powered heating and cooling system, then you’d do well to consider a heat pump. And when you’re looking for Spokane Valley, WA heat pump services, you needn’t look any further than our team.

Heat pump systems are a very efficient mean to both heat and cool your home. It functions much like a traditional air conditioning system in that it used the process of heat exchange to transfer heat from one area to another. What makes it different, however, is that not only can it use this process to cool your home in the summer, but also to heat your home in the winter. So instead of needing to rely on multiple systems for your home comfort needs, you have a 2-in-1 solution.

But Are There Limitations?

Just as with any other HVAC system, a heat pump has its drawbacks, and some potential reasons it may not be the best solution for your home. For example, heat pumps struggle with freezing temperatures. Fortunately, it is rare that our temperatures drop below that. Additionally though, the heat that is generated by a heat pump is usually not as intense as the heat produced by a gas or oil-burning furnace. While this is a sign of high-efficiency, you may prefer something with more power behind it.

The Benefits May Outweigh the Cons

Typically, the benefits of a heat pump system will far outweigh any disadvantages that exist, particularly in our typically mild climate. For example, electric heat pumps are usually more affordable to use on a monthly basis that their natural gas counterparts, plus they don’t generate dray air when heating—a problem that could lead to property damage as well as illness.

Heat pumps also provide even heating for your entire living space. You will likely never experience frequent temperature fluctuations that are sometimes associated with other systems. Plus, electric heat pumps are pretty quiet, and easy to use.

If you’re looking to help the environment, then the electric powered heat pump can definitely be the way to go. It does not pollute the environment like a gas or oil-burning heater does. These other heater types cause considerable pollution during the combustion process.

Professional Installation

Of course, as with any heating or cooling system, professional installation is vital. Our team will accurately determine what size system is best for your home, so you will get the best performance out of it possible. We’ll also follow up with quality repairs and routine maintenance service, to make sure that your heat pump works as well as possible for as long as possible.

In addition to providing professional HVAC installation services, ACI Northwest works with many manufacturer or utility rebates, sometimes offering as low as $50 on approved credit. Contact us today to learn more!

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