“If your home has central air and forced-air heating, chances are there’s separate equipment for each—probably a furnace for the heat and a condensing unit for cooling. Heat pumps are an all-in-one solution that consist of an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler.
The system works by transferring heat, not generating it from a combustible source. In the summer, that means the heat pump will transfer heat from your cool house to the warm outdoors. In the winter, the pump will move heat from the cold outside air into the warm house.
That’s a much more efficient way to heat and cool than having two completely separate pieces of equipment. It also means that heat pumps don’t cost as much to maintain since there are fewer parts to service. That said, “it’s still important to get a professional tune-up for the equipment once a year,” says Rothman.”
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While traditional HVAC systems continue to heat and cool the majority of homes across the world, heat pump technology is quickly becoming more prevalent. Statistics show that 40% of new single-family homes in the U.S. use heat pumps for their heating and cooling needs. One of the main reasons is that they can save approximately 30 to 40% a year on energy costs!
The team at Apple Valley Eagan Appliance offers heat pump installation service to residents in the Twin Cities region. Call us at 952-953-0080 to learn more about how we can upgrade your heating system with a heat pump.