Two major reasons why you should cool your home with a heat pump
After much anticipation summer finally arrived and it looks like it’s here to stay. While the Comox Valley has plenty of watering holes and creative ways to cool off, nothing beats the soothing comfort of an air-conditioned home, especially during long, hot summer nights.
Despite its name, a heat pump does more than efficiently heat your home. In our climate, a heat pump serves both cooling and heating needs. It’s an energy-efficient alternative to air conditioners during warm summer months, and it delivers budget-friendly heat when it’s cold outside.
So how does it work? Heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air and distribute it throughout your home. Rather than creating heat by consuming energy like natural gas or electricity, a heat pump simply moves heat from one place to another. For cooling purposes, this is done in reverse with the heat pump pushing warm air from the inside to the outside of your home.
By now, you’ll have a hard time finding a floor fan to purchase, but there’s still plenty of time to slip your home into something comfortable.
Here are two reasons why you should ditch those fans and start cooling your home with a heat pump:
1. You can use a heat pump all year long.
Once the weather turns cold you don’t have to switch to a different system to keep comfortable. A heat pump keeps working hard for you no matter what the weather is doing outside your home.
2. It’s an efficient + economical way to cool your home.
In cooling mode, a heat pump works at the same level of efficiency as a standard AC unit of comparable size, so you won’t sacrifice any comfort. In heating mode, a heat pump has greater energy efficiency than other heating systems because it doesn’t burn fuel to create heat. Instead, it uses electrical power to move heat from one place to another.
It’s no big secret that a heat pump has long-term cost savings attached to it. But, homeowners also have access to a variety of rebates and credits to help alleviate installation and product costs…
Why you should let us into your home
There’s a lot to consider when choosing a cooling system that’s right for your home. A heat pump should be installed by a professional HVAC technician—like us—who can determine the right product and correct size of unit for your home.
As registered Daikin Comfort Professionals, we are intimate with heat pumps and are happy to help you find a solution that works for your home and budget. Plus, we don’t charge for in-home consultations!
Ready to stop suffering through the heat? Call us at 250.465.2490 today!