A heat pump can help you save a great deal on your heating bill each month, but there are several factors that you need to take into consideration before you call to have a heat pump installed in your home. At Metro Express Services, we want you to be as well informed as possible so we want to make sure a heat pump is exactly right for you. Here is some information to help you make the best choice for your needs.
The Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Heat Pump
We’re lucky in North Texas in that the temperature doesn’t get bitterly cold on a consistent basis, meaning it rarely dips below 25 degrees. When it does, though, a heat pump may need an extra boost in order to keep you warm. When the outside air temperature gets below freezing for an extended period of time, a heat pump will have a very hard time providing warmth. The reason is that moving heat from an extremely cold area to a warm one take a great deal of energy, and heat pumps aren’t made to be that powerful. You will want to consider having a supplemental source of heat for extremely cold periods.
On the plus side, a heat pump evenly distributes warm air throughout your home so you won’t have to deal with cold spots. As opposed to a traditional gas- or oil-burning furnace, a heat pump doesn’t produce intense heat. Pumps also don’t have to “cycle,” or turn on and off, as much as traditional furnaces so they tend to use less energy.
Talk to a professional with Metro Express Services if you want to know more about whether or not a heat pump would be right for you. We can come to your home and perform a thorough analysis of your heating needs so that you can make the right decision. Give us a call at 817-516-0700 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.