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3 Reasons to Think About Installing a Heat Pump

In recent years, heat pumps have been gaining popularity over traditional furnaces and boilers, even in colder climates. But, should you consider a heat pump for your home? Below we look at the signs that it might be time for a heater replacement and three reasons it may be worth replacing your aging heater with a heat pump.

Signs it may be time to replace your heater or furnace:

  • Your existing heater is over ten years old
  • You’re experiencing frequent problems
  • Your heater takes a long time to reach the temperature you set
  • You smell burning or other bad odors when running your system
  • Your furnace makes loud banging or other unusual noises

You may also wish to consider replacing your existing furnace or heater if you are in the middle of a remodeling project. Home renovations often offer a great opportunity to swap out your old HVAC system for a newer, more efficient one, like a heat pump heating system.

The Effectiveness of Heat Pumps in Cold Climates

You may be surprised to learn that heat pumps have been around for decades. However, they have tended to be most popular in parts of the country with milder weather. This is because most people assume that air-source heat pumps, which are the most common, won’t work effectively in colder climates. However, with newer technology, this isn’t the case.

When correctly installed, an air-source heat pump will keep your home warm all winter.

Keep reading for our top three reasons why you should consider a heat pump when it’s time to replace your heating system.

Reason #1: Potential Savings

Part of why heat pumps are so popular is because they are incredibly energy efficient compared to a traditional furnace. Consequently, most homeowners who switch to a heat pump will notice a reduction in their energy bills. However, to ensure that you get the most out of your heat pump, it is vital that you have it installed by a licensed professional, like Donmar Heating, Cooling & Plumbing.

Reason #2: Potential Environmental Benefits

Because heat pumps run on electricity, they do not require the burning of fossil fuels to operate. This directly reduces the carbon emissions of your heating system. As a more environmentally friendly heating solution, heat pumps represent a more sustainable solution to keeping our homes comfortable.

However, it is important to note that because they require electricity, they may still contribute to fossil fuel emissions produced by the power plant supplying the home with electricity. For this reason, those looking to heat pumps to reduce their carbon emissions are also considering solar power solutions to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels further.

Reason #3: Streamlined Climate Control in Your Home

Another advantage of heat pumps is that they can provide your home with heating and cooling. Consequently, you only need one appliance instead of a furnace and a separate AC unit. This saves space and makes keeping your home at a stable temperature easier. In transitional seasons like fall and spring, when we often find that we need both heating and cooling systems, heat pumps can seamlessly switch between heating and cooling, effortlessly maintaining your ideal temperatures.

Surprised to learn that a heat pump can cool your home in the summer? Review our blog to learn more.