Most homeowners in Sacramento, California, are familiar with what a central air conditioner or furnace does. But have you ever considered the benefits of installing a heat pump in your home? Heat pumps transfer – or better yet, pump – heat from one place to another. That makes them highly efficient HVAC systems. Read on to discover why a heat pump installation is perfect for homeowners in California.
Heat Pumps Also Provide Cooling
In the winter, heat pumps extract heat from the outdoor air and pump it indoors. While they aren’t as effective at heating homes in climates with freezing temperatures, they’re highly efficient in climates with mild winters. Since Sacramento’s average winter lows never drop below freezing, a heat pump would work well to warm your home.
But heating your home isn’t the only thing a heat pump is capable of doing. During the spring and summer, homeowners in California can also use their heat pumps to cool their homes, making them convenient all-in-one HVAC systems. They’re even cheaper to operate than traditional heating and cooling systems.
Heat Pumps Are Better For the Environment
While some furnaces are up to 98 percent efficient, they aren’t good at lowering your carbon footprint. Heat pumps, on the other hand, use less electricity to provide more heating and cooling capacity when compared to furnaces and central air conditioners. In fact, a properly installed heat pump can consistently achieve more than 300 percent efficiency. Heat pumps are also safer to operate than combustion-based heating systems.
Heat Pumps Last a Long Time
If maintained well, most traditional air conditioning and heating systems operate efficiently between 10 and 15 years. While the average lifespan of a heat pump is between 15 and 20 years, a well-maintained system can last up to 50 years. In addition to low operating costs, you’ll avoid the hefty cost of replacing your HVAC system frequently.
Another benefit of a heat pump is that it requires minimal maintenance. But you should have your heat pump checked at least once per year to make sure it’s in good working order. Contact Jaguar Heating & Air today at 916-256-4447 to schedule your preventive maintenance visit.
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