4 Things to Know about Heat Pumps for Your Home

Heat pumps are popular choice for modern homes. These units are popular because they sit outside of the home and can deliver assistance for all aspects of your HVAC system, from heating and cooling to handling the heating for your hot water tank. There’s a lot to love about this modern, efficient piece of equipment, including what it needs for routine maintenance and care. Here’s what you need to know about your heat pump and how to keep it working great.

  1. The name heat pump is a little misleading for some. After all, during the warmer months, a heat pump can be the driving force for your AC unit, while during the colder months, it helps boost the furnace. And, as mentioned, it can also be used to heat water. Therefore, it’s kind of a multi-use feature that your HVAC system can benefit from in several ways.

  2. There are single-stage, two-stage, and variable-stage heat pumps available. Most entry-level systems are single-stage, which means they are either on or they are off. Two-stage systems can be on, off, or on at around 70% capacity. Variable models are the most efficient.

  3. Heat pumps are popular in warmer climates. The heat pump isn’t often enough to keep up with major freezing temperatures, but in temperate areas, it can be responsible for delivering 99% of the heat in the home (or heat for hot water tanks) all the time.

  4. A properly installed and maintained heat pump can last up to 15 years or more, depending on their use, the quality of the model that you install, and how much it is used. Generally, heat pumps work year-round, which means they may not last as long as other components or styles of HVAC and heating solutions.

As you can see, a heat pump water heater could be just what your home needs. It’s efficient and provides years of durable use, provided that it’s properly maintained. Talk to an expert about your options to find the best heat pumps or learn what options for heating are best for your home. 

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