If you're thinking about replacing your Raleigh home's heating unit consider installing a heat pump instead of a more traditional furnace-based system.
Heat pumps take the heat from outside and blow it over coils containing refrigerant. The heat from the outside air is absorbed by the refrigerant, which then passes through a compressor. The compressor increases the temperature of the refrigerant and feeds it into another set of coils. Air passes over the second set of coils, which warms it up and in turn warms your home.
Heat pumps are efficient.
Traditional home heating systems rely on using radiant heat from burnt fuels to provide warmth. Heat pumps don't create heat; they move it. There is still warmth in the air, even when it's 30 degrees out. On extremely cold days, many models also include an auxiliary electric resistance-heating element that provides an extra boost of heat.
Because heat pumps use the same technology as air conditioners, Raleigh homeowners can use heat pumps to cool their homes as well.
Heat pumps can save you money.
Another drawback to using oil and natural gas in your Raleigh home is the expense.
Conventional heating units need significantly more energy in order to burn oil or natural gas. There is also the inherent cost of replacing the spent fuel. Heat pumps only need to move the heat, not generate it so they consume less electricity.
Although keep in mind, heat pumps can cost more upfront than oil and gas furnaces.
Buyers Are Interested.
The monthly savings associated with installing a heat pump in your Raleigh home might help attract potential buyers. The cost of oil and natural gas are on an upward trend, so even if you're not planning on selling in the near future, it's worth enjoying the year-round money-saving benefits for yourself now, and increasing your home's desirability later.
Heat pumps offer Raleigh homeowners many additional benefits. Call JD Service Now today to see if one is right for you and your family.