When looking for a heating and cooling solution for your house, you might immediately start pricing out furnaces and air conditioners. However, you should also consider heat pumps. These systems take heat from the groundwater to warm your home and pump heat out of your house to keep it cool. If you want an energy-efficient heat pump installed at your Westchester, NY home, call Twin Belle Plumbing, Heating, Air & Water Treatment. We offer straightforward pricing so there are no surprises on your bill later.
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Benefits of Installing a Heat Pump
Heat pumps provide many advantages to your house. Some of the benefits of these units include:
- Energy-efficiency. These systems are more energy-efficient than traditional HVAC units because they use a renewable energy source. This can result in lower utility bills.
- Government incentives. You could potentially qualify for incentives from the government for installing a renewable heat unit. You could also be eligible for a tax rebate.
- Improved indoor air quality. Because this system doesn’t create smoke or add fumes to the air, it can result in better air quality in your home than if you used a forced-air unit.
- Increased safety. These units can be safer than heaters or furnaces.
- More climate control. These systems allow you to have maximum control over the interior climate in your house.
What Makes Heat Pumps Energy-Efficient Units?
When looking for energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, heat pumps can be the solution you’re searching for. These units use less energy than other systems because they:
- Move heat instead of generating it, which requires less energy.
- Use only a small amount of electricity to transfer hot and cold air as needed.
- Easily increase or decrease the temperature of a room. These units can heat or cool a room in just a few minutes.
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Common Problems With Heat Pumps
While heat pumps offer some key benefits over furnaces and AC units, like those systems, these units also need professional repairs from time to time. Some common issues you might encounter with your unit can include:
- Heat pump cycles incorrectly: If the unit turns on and off too frequently, it can mean the system is overheating due to a malfunctioning blower or clogged filter.
- Malfunctioning condenser: If the condenser freezes up, the system should be turned off. A contractor can inspect it to make sure the filter isn’t clogged and the return-air registers aren’t blocked.
- Blower stops working: The blower can stop working if the air inside the plenum becomes too hot.
- Improper installation: If the system was installed incorrectly you will need a professional to correct the errors.