When you’re considering alternatives for heating, what comes to mind?
If you have a forced air furnace, you might consider switching to a boiler’s radiant heating or vice-versa depending on the structure of your home and the standard usage required by your lifestyle. If you have oil-powered heating, you should absolutely consider switching to natural gas to reap all of the environmental and economic benefits of that more modern fuel. But, in addition to these consideration, you should also think about the heat pump alternative for home heating systems — mainly because, with this single, highly-efficient system, you can control the temperature of your entire home all year round.
Most homeowners aren’t too familiar with heat pumps, so we’ll explain what they are. Basically, a heat pump is any device that transfers thermal energy from a source to a destination. They absorb heat in one area and direct it to another one using evaporating and condensing coils respectively. One familiar instance of a heat pump is a refrigerator, which uses basic heat pump technology to control thermal energy. However, the term itself is rather broad, and it includes several HVAC machines that are “reversible,” meaning they can be automatically set to either heat or cool depending on the season.
The advantages of heat pumps include:
- They are far more energy efficient than standards for furnaces or boilers.
- One device provides year-round comfort, improving convenience and reducing service costs.
- Utility bills will be lower, since heat pumps use significantly less energy to perform the same function as other HVAC systems.
- A heat pump will make your home an overall greener place to be!
In combination with a natural gas system, and electric heat pump can make for a powerful and cost-effective auxiliary for a more modern dual fuel home! Even on its own, a heat pump can often provide superior control and energy efficiency. That’s why we offer consultation, installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement for all of Long Island! We know that smart homeowners stand to benefit from these high-quality machines. So call the experts at Rebmann today for any and all of your heat pump needs, and start reaping all of the benefits these powerful devices have to provide.