Heat Pumps Are the Energy-Efficient Alternative to Furnaces
While furnaces are the go-to heating option for most homeowners, there are other options. One of the most energy-efficient and easy-to-install choices are heat pumps. While they’re not as common as they once were, heat pumps are still a good choice for homeowners who don’t want to install a furnace – or deal with the high energy costs often associated with these units.
Gold River Mechanical, Inc. has been providing services to Sacramento and Placer counties since 1987. Our experienced technicians can guide you to the right heating solution for your needs, as well as guide you through the installation process. We offer free estimates.
How Heat Pumps Work
Heat pumps move heat from one area to another. Since a heat pump simply moves around hot air, it can be used all year round: providing warmth in the winter and cooling in the summer. It can also be used as a dehumidifier.
These devices obtain heat from the outside air, the earth or an underground body of water to warm your home. In the summer, a heat pump can extract warm air from the rooms that you are using to make them cooler. This is one of the major advantages of these systems: you don’t need a separate furnace and AC unit. Instead, everything is combined into a single unit. Heat pumps are extremely energy-efficient since they simply move around warm air as opposed to creating it by burning fuel.
You might need an additional heat source if you choose to use a heat pump, but the experts at Gold River Mechanical can work with you to determine the best options for your home.