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Replace Your Old AC With a Heat Pump

You’ve probably read about heat pumps on the news, or through some of your favorite talk show hosts and podcasts. For everyone that isn’t well-versed in the HVAC industry, these systems seem like they’re magic. They’re efficient, they can both cool and heat a home, and they’re environmentally friendly with how little electricity they use.

It’s true, heat pumps are going to be a major advantage in the fight against climate change, but there have to be other reasons to invest in them if we’re going to try and inform our consumers. After all, if a gas furnace is cheaper and efficient, then what makes a heat pump worth the cost?

Well, today we’re going to cover all of the great reasons why you might want to invest in a heat pump. They serve as great AC replacements in Morton Grove, IL. Call our team if this system interests you!

The Advantages of a Heat Pump

Here are a few great reasons why your next AC replacement should be a heat pump.

Efficiency Is Key

In today’s world, energy efficiency is a top priority. Energy prices are high, and we’re doing everything we can to lower our carbon footprint. Heat pumps are some of the most energy-efficient models on the market, being able to keep a home completely comfortable with minimal amounts of electricity being used. And since it’s electricity that powers it, you can cut down your energy bills in the future with solar panels, or by helping your municipality invest in renewable energy sources.

Year-Round Comfort Control

Heat pumps run all year round. They are powerful air conditioners when temperatures are too hot, and then they’re warm heaters when the temperature drops. This allows them to be reliable through most days of the year.

Newer Models Adapting to the Cold

There are even some heat pump models being developed that can withstand colder temperatures, which is what our area can see in the wintertime. These heat pumps can run in “recovery mode” which means when they freeze up, they run in reverse to heat the components of the system and allow it to defrost, so it can continue heating your home.

They Can Be Ductless!

Heat pump systems can also run without the use of ducts. For all those homes out there that used to rely on boiler systems or for houses that were just too small or old for air ducts, this can be a godsend. Ductless heat pumps can be mounted on your walls, ceilings, or floors, so they’re out of the way. They continuously pump cooled air into your home during the summer, and hot air into the house during the fall or winter.

Ductless mini splits are also extremely convenient because each one functions at a different temperature threshold than the other. Your family can have different preferences for each unit, meaning the areas of your home can be cooled or heated to different settings depending on what you want! Maximum comfort with complete control, isn’t that cool?

Contact Roberts Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. to invest in a heat pump system today!

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