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There are two options to choose from when looking to buy an air conditioning system. You can either go for a window unit, or central air conditioning unit. Window units sit outside a window and cool a single room. Central air conditioning is controlled by a central thermostat and runs throughout the entirety of the house or building. While window units are cheaper to install, they are not as cost effective when looking to put air conditioning in an entire building. Central air conditioning is less noisy, more convenient, and it maintains a constant temperature throughout the building.
Heat pumps are an excellent way to control a temperature in a building with central air conditioning. Heat pump installation is a great choice for moderate heating and cooling needs. Heat pumps maintain the desired indoor temperature level by transferring heat from the house when the weather is warm and transferring heat to the house when the weather is cold. Heat pumps operate differently compared to other cooling and heating because it redistributes heat rather than generating heat. This translates to a reduced heating and cooling bill.
The Benefits of Heat Pumps
There are many benefits to installing a heat pump in your home. One of which, is increased efficiency. Heat pumps do not burn gas or oil like the typical heating solution. The amount of savings from heating and cooling costs can offset the high initial cost for the installation. Heat pumps are far more energy efficient and cost effective over time. Savings made by the increased energy efficiency are around 40% for air-source heat pumps and 60% for ground source heat pumps.
Not only do heat pumps have lower running costs when compared to other alternatives, they have a longer life expectancy of around 25 years. That is double the life expectancy of a boiler! They also require less maintenance and safety inspections. These are just some of the incentives to switching to a heat pump.
New Air Conditioners Are Environmental Friendly
Heat pumps are also more environmentally friendly than other cooling and heating solutions. They work by transferring heat within the building to and from the surrounding air, water source or the ground. No fossil fuels are used, and there is no pollution since there is no combustion involved. A heat pump installation also protects you from the volatility of oil prices which typically spike during winter.
A heat pump controls the climate in every room and keeps it at a constant temperature. Since there is no fuel being burnt, there are no fumes or smoke in the air. They are not a safety hazard because they can be left running all night and people and pets won’t get burnt. Heat pumps also filter the air that circulates in the building, which makes them ideal for those suffering from allergies or asthma.
These are just some of the benefits to consider investing in a heat pump. They will save you money while you play your part in keeping the planet a greener and better place.