When you replace your heating system, one of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make is whether to invest in a furnace or a heat pump. If you’ve never had a heat pump before, you might be wondering whether it can keep you warm during a winter in Ladue, Missouri. Discover a few of the benefits of heat pumps, and learn how these heating systems keep Missouri homeowners warm all winter long.
Heat Your Home, Even on Cold Days
If it’s been a decade since you last considered a heat pump, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn how much technology has advanced. These heating systems work just like your refrigerator, only in reverse. They capture heat from the outdoor air and move it into your home.
Heat pumps can pull heat from outdoor air even when the temperature drops below freezing. Although they don’t produce intense heat like furnaces, heat pumps can keep your home warm efficiently and safely.
Boost Your HVAC System’s Energy Efficiency
Heat pumps run on electricity, and they’re designed with superior energy efficiency in mind. The newest heat pumps are more efficient than ever, which is great news for your utility bill. In fact, the Trane XV20i variable speed heat pump has a heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF) rating of 10 and a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rating of 20. As a result, it’s one of the most efficient heating systems.
This innovative system also has a variable-speed compressor, so you can adjust the heat output by as little as a tenth of a percent. That means your heat pump can maintain your ideal temperature within a half of a degree, even on the coldest winter nights.
Consider a Second Heat Source
While heat pumps can keep you warm all winter long, they lose efficiency when the temperature drops substantially. To make sure that you’re never chilly, most heat pumps have a second source of heat. Electric resistance coils are smart choices for homes that run on electricity. Gas furnaces are good options for homes with natural gas hookups.
Connect to Your Smart Thermostat
Heat pumps can integrate seamlessly with your HVAC system. Most new systems can work with your smart thermostat. If you haven’t upgraded to a smart thermostat yet, this is a great time to take the plunge.
Smart thermostats let you program a heating schedule for optimal comfort and efficiency. They also allow you to adjust the settings from your smartphone. That means you can turn up the heat from any room in your home or while you’re driving home from work. Most smart thermostats also provide energy reports, so you can track your heat pump’s energy consumption throughout the winter to keep bills in check.
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
You’re more likely to spend long hours indoors during the winter months, and poor indoor air quality can affect your comfort level more when you’re cooped up inside. Fortunately, heat pumps can improve your indoor air quality, too.
The newest Trane heat pumps are designed to work with indoor air quality components to control everything from humidity and stale air to airborne contaminants. A whole-house humidifier, an energy-recovery ventilator or a whole-house air purifier can help your family stay comfortable during the winter months.
Stay Cool All Summer
One of the biggest perks of a heat pump is that it can both heat and cool your home. When warmer weather returns, all you have to do is switch your heat pump over to cooling mode to get ready for summer. That means heat pumps are ideal for streamlining your HVAC system, improving your heating and cooling system’s energy efficiency, and keeping you comfortable in any season.
Ready to find out what a heat pump can do for your home? Call Averill Heating & Air Conditioning for an HVAC consultation today at 314-328-0437.
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