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Heat Pumps Offer A High-Efficiency Alternative To Household Heating

December 13, 2011 | Blog

Homeowners who are looking to upgrade their HVAC system to something more efficient should consider the benefits of a heat pump system. Air-source heat pumps operate similarly to central air conditioning systems. When the temperature is hot outside, the system extracts heat from the inside of your house and sends it outdoors, thus cooling down your home. When the temperatures drop, and it gets cold out, the heat pump switches and is able to absorb heat from the air outside. It then sends this hot air inside to warm up your home. This technology gives you an energy-efficient alternative to traditional household heating systems.  Since a Heat Pump does not have to create heat it only moves it, it can be up to 3 1/2 times more efficient than electric heat.

Typically, air-source heat pumps function the best in climates without extremely cold winters, so homeowners in the Corpus Christi area can enjoy the benefits of these systems.  And through their unique ability to serve as both your heating and cooling system in an extremely energy-efficient way, heat pumps can reduce the amount you pay on your monthly utility bills significantly.

Although air-source heat pumps do cost more upfront than standard HVAC systems with electric heat, they will make up for their initial cost difference through the money that you’ll save on monthly utility bills. In addition, the federal government, until the end of 2011, is handing out tax credits for homeowners who purchase qualified, energy-efficient equipment to operate in their households.

There’s a long list of benefits that you will receive when you add an air-source heat pump system to your home, including:

  • Year-round comfort.
  • Lower energy consumption rates than traditional air conditioning and heating options.
  • Exceptional levels of comfort.
  • Balanced levels of humidity in your home.
  • When they are combined with a furnace, the life expectancy of that furnace will grow significantly.
  • Due to their efficient nature, an air-source heat pump can raise the value of your home.

Prior to buying any new air conditioning system for your Corpus Christi area home, be sure you contact Mathews CCAC for professional assistance. We will make sure you have the correct size system for your living space and help you select the system that best meets your needs. Contact the professionals at Mathews CCAC Air Conditioning today for more information.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about heat pumps and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Mathews CCAC Air Conditioning and Heating services Corpus Christi, TX. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!      

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