A heat pump is a system that provides both heating and cooling—unlike most systems that only do one or the other. Typically, you have an air conditioning unit that is separate from your furnace, and you have to service and replace them separately as well.
Heat pumps are a lot like conventional central air conditioning systems—but they have a few extra components as well. Refrigerant circulates around the system, absorbing heat from the air inside and moving the heat outdoors. However, with a heat pump, refrigerant can also absorb heat from the outside air and pump the heat to the inside of the house.
This is the ultimate system in terms of efficiency and performance in our climate. But since it’s a two-in-one system, it’s obviously a bit more expensive than something that only does one or the other. So how can you cut down a bit of the cost?
Remember How Much You’ll Save in the Long Run
First of all, if you’re frustrated by the cost of installing a new heat pump, don’t give up. Remember that, over the life of your heat pump, you can save a lot of money on heating and cooling. A high-efficiency heat pump should cost less to run than your previous system, especially if it was decades old.
Settling for a low-cost system just to save some money on the installation can mean that your system does not work efficiently, leading to higher monthly payments. And the whole point of a heat pump is to save—since moving heat uses a lot less energy than generating heat.
Look for Financing Options
You can make payments easier on yourself by looking for financing options. Some people use their own personal banks or credit cards to ease payments. But your local technicians may be able to offer financing as well.
Call AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. for heat pump installation and service in Tybee Island or the surrounding areas. Allow us to do a quality job at a fair price.