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3 Ways Heat Pumps Save You Money Over Traditional HVAC

Learn three ways heat pumps can save you money compared to traditional HVAC systems.

If you’re looking for a new heater or air conditioning system for your home, you may have a heat pump in mind. A heat pump is a popular choice among homeowners because it is an all-in-one system that offers both heating and cooling. When you have a heat pump, you don’t have to have a separate heater and air conditioner.

There are many benefits to having a heat pump, and one of them is that a heat pump can save you money. If you’re thinking about installing a heat pump in Oregon, our team can help. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn three ways heat pumps can save you money compared to traditional HVAC systems. 

One Installation

Traditional HVAC systems often have a separate air conditioner and heater. One component heats your home while a different component offers cooling in the summer. This means that when they wear down over time, you have to pay to install two completely new systems. With a heat pump, there is only one installation. This can save you money over installing a separate heater and air conditioner.

Lifespan

Heat pumps can also last a long time, although not quite as long as other types of heaters and air conditioners. You can easily expect your heat pump to last upwards of 12 years or more with proper care. Keep in mind that if you don’t maintain your heat pump regularly then you may have to replace the system sooner. 

Energy Costs

A heat pump costs less to operate than other types of heaters or air conditioners. In fact, some studies show that a heat pump can be two to three times more efficient than other types of HVAC units. Keep in mind that heat pumps are usually electric, and when it comes to creating heat electricity uses more energy than gas. 

With the trade-off of the system using energy efficiently, there is no energy wasted. So it’s still possible that you can spend less on your energy costs each month compared to other heating and cooling systems. If you’re concerned about energy costs, our team can give you an idea of how efficient a heat pump would be for your specific home compared to what you currently have installed. 

Downsides

Of course, it is important to see the entire picture before you invest in a new heating and cooling system for your home. The one potential downside to a heat pump is that you have to invest in maintenance twice per year.

This can seem like a lot to some homeowners, but it’s because your heat pump is working around the clock, all year long. It doesn’t get a break in the opposite season when a separate system kicks into either heat or cool your home. However, you would be investing in annual maintenance once per year for a heater and once per year for an air conditioner, anyway, so it really evens out. 

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