In recent years, more and more homeowners have made the switch to a heat pump as their primary HVAC solution. According to most experts, heat pumps will soon displace furnaces as the most popular heating solution throughout the country. Here are three advantages heat pumps have over furnaces that explain why it’s happening.
Major Efficiency Gains
Although furnaces offer excellent energy efficiency, with the typical furnace running between 80% and 98.5% efficient, heat pumps have them beat. An air-source heat pump can operate at up to 400% efficiency under the right conditions and remain a more efficient heating option even in very low temperatures. As a result, a heat pump can cut the average home’s heating bills by up to 50% compared to a furnace.
Heating and Cooling in One Unit
Another major advantage of a heat pump is that it can provide both heating and cooling for your home, whereas a furnace only provides heat. Heat pumps collect heat from the outdoors and bring it inside in the winter. And in the summer, they collect heat from indoors and expel it outside.
Heat pumps are also safer to operate than furnaces. You won’t have to worry about things like carbon monoxide leaks when you use a heat pump. Furnaces, on the other hand, can develop leaks that can pose a risk to you and your family if you don’t keep them in good repair.
Here at Mountain View Heating, we offer the finest HVAC services in the Bend, OR, area, and we have done it since 1979. You can count on us for all of your HVAC installation, repair, and maintenance needs.
Plus, we also offer indoor air quality services and emergency services for HVAC problems that just can’t wait. With over 300 years of combined experience on staff, you won’t find a more knowledgeable HVAC team anywhere.
So, if you’d like to learn more about heat pumps or have one installed in your Bend home, call the team at Mountain View Heating today.