If you’re looking for an efficient way to heat and cool your home, a heat pump system is among your best options. Although energy efficiency is a great quality to have when it comes to keeping your home comfortable, it’s important to consider the whole picture before installing a heat pump system in your Florida home. To help you be a savvy consumer when it comes to heat pumps, the pros at Underwood AC LLC have prepared this guide to explain how to buy a new heat pump system.
Consider the Cost
When thinking about installing a heat pump from Underwood AC LLC for your home, it’s important to think through the cost of doing so. Compared to a conventional HVAC system, a heat pump tends to be more expensive because of how heat pumps are constructed and installed. The good news, though, is that you can recoup at least some of this cost difference in the form of lower energy bills over the life of the heat pump. It’s up to you to decide if the cost difference is worth it for your individual comfort needs.
Your Home’s Size Is Important
Another factor to consider when buying a new heat pump is the size of your home. The indoor volume of your home will determine what size of heat pump you’ll need from Underwood AC LLC. These measurements have to be exact since your heat pump has to be able to draw enough heat from the outside air to keep your home warm on cool days.
This means that the size assessment of your home is even more important when installing a heat pump than it is when you install a typical HVAC system. To ensure an accurate measurement, it’s important to choose a contractor who has experience working with heat pumps so that you can get the unit that will heat and cool your home most efficiently.
Learn About the Types of Heat Pumps
To provide as many options as possible, heat pumps from Underwood AC LLC come in two main varieties: ground-source and air-source. Although ground-source heat pumps are far more efficient than air-source heat pumps, air-source heat pumps are far less expensive upfront.
Air-source heat pumps utilize an outdoor condenser to draw heat into your home during the winter and out of your home during the summer. Thanks to the mild Florida winters, an air-source heat pump provides a major cost advantage, especially when compared to colder climates.
For maximum year-round efficiency, though, you’ll definitely want to opt for a ground-source heat pump. These types of heat pumps rely on the relatively stable temperature of the underground environment to provide heating and cooling capabilities to your home. This means that your system doesn’t have to provide energy to change the temperature of the air. Instead, it only has to move that energy from one place to another. Ultimately, any type of heat pump that you choose will be a major upgrade if you currently have a conventional HVAC system.
Find a Trusted Company
One of the most important facets of installing a new heat pump is finding a trusted and experienced company to do the job. Given the significant investment that a heat pump represents, you want to be sure that every component is installed correctly to ensure you receive the maximum energy savings. Installing a heat pump, especially a ground-source heat pump, is typically more complex than installing a standard HVAC system, meaning that you need to find a company with technicians who have specific experience with installing heat pumps.
Invest in a Maintenance Plan
To help maintain the energy-efficiency of your heat pump over its entire lifespan, regular maintenance is crucial. To help get the best value for your heat pump maintenance, a maintenance plan from Underwood AC LLC is a wise investment. Rather than scheduling each maintenance appointment for your system individually, a maintenance plan gives you a lower price for the maintenance since you’re committing to having your system maintained for the long term. This takes the guesswork out of taking care of your heat pump so that you can enjoy many years of reliable service from this home comfort machine.
Your Trusted Partner for Heat Pump Installation
Since our founding, people across Davenport, Florida, have turned to the pros at Underwood AC LLC to take care of their home comfort needs. Whether it’s the repair, installation, or maintenance of their HVAC system, the installation of indoor air quality equipment, or the installation and maintenance of a heat pump, people know that they can trust us to deliver great results time after time. To learn more about heat pumps and how they can help you achieve better comfort, contact us at Underwood AC LLC today.