Unlike furnaces which almost every homeowner is familiar with, heat pumps often draw questions. Yes, a heat pump looks like an air conditioner and sits next to one, but it is actually a cost-effective alternative to a furnace.
What’s the Difference?
While air conditioners cool down air in your home by transferring heat from inside your house outdoors, a heat pump uses the reverse process. In other words, it extracts heat from the outdoors and pumps it into your home. Heat pumps are more energy efficient than furnaces because it is less expensive to move heat around than to create heat. In fact, they can reduce your electricity use for heating by up to 50% compared to furnaces and baseboard heaters. Heat pumps are also safer than gas furnaces. There is no potential for carbon monoxide leaks or carbon emissions which can be dangerous to both your family and the environment.
And what makes heat pumps particularly popular in Arizona is that they are ideal for milder climates where the temperature doesn’t drop below 20 degrees. Even on the coldest of nights, they can effectively heat a Valley home while saving energy.
Buying a Heat Pump
When choosing heating for your home, it’s important to weigh your options with a professional. At Chandler Air, we have deep expertise on heat pumps and furnaces and offer the latest models from American Standard. We’re happy to go over the advantages of both types of heating and evaluate your particular circumstances to maximize your home’s comfort and efficiency. Call us today for a free estimate at 480-899-0267