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November 6, 2018

Are Heat Pumps Efficient?

are heat pumps efficient

Heat pumps can either cool down or heat up your home. They can expel unwanted hot air when the mercury rises, or draw in warmer air when the temperature dips. But are heat pumps efficient? In this blog, the experts at Gold Star Services break down the pros and cons of installing this popular HVAC solution in your home.

Gold Star Services is an air conditioning and heating company that provides professional installation, maintenance, and repair services for HVAC systems. Our comfort specialists will evaluate your property, provide recommendations on the best system for your home or business, and install your new unit in a way that optimizes efficiency and performance. For answers to all your HVAC questions, call us today at 1-302-485-1649.

Heat Pump vs. Gas Furnace

A heat pump is a 2-in-1 solution to your temperature control needs, providing both efficient cooling and heating during all seasons. In the summer, this device will extract heat from the indoor air, expelling unwanted warmth outside to drop indoor temps. In the winter, this unit will extract warmth from the air outside, pumping it indoors to help keep your home comfortable and cozy.

The benefits of choosing a heat pump over a gas furnace include:

  • Cheaper installation
  • Lower running costs
  • Better energy efficiency
  • Less noise

However, during the coldest parts of the year, a heat pump may struggle to warm your home, resulting in increased running costs and decreased efficiency. Additionally, these units take up more space, requiring both an indoor and outdoor component to function correctly.

The efficiency of heat pumps compared to other heating methods will vary based on your home, climate, and other factors. Not sure which HVAC system is right for your home or business? Our experienced team can visit your property and recommend a cooling or heating system that will suit your needs, budget, and space.

Call Us Today for Efficient Heat Pump Installation

Now that we’ve answered the question, “Are heat pumps efficient?” it’s time to upgrade your home’s HVAC system with help from the comfort specialists at Gold Star Services. We provide the following services: repair, installation, and maintenance plans for electric, gas or oil furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps, as well as air treatment systems and other state-of-the-art HVAC equipment. Call us today at 1-302-485-1649 to learn more.

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