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How a New Heat Pump Can Save You Big Bucks

Heat pumps are one of the most energy efficient ways to both heat and cool your home, but we understand you may have trepidation about heat pump installation. Some homeowners just replace their old central AC with another central AC because it’s what they know. But what if you got familiar with a newer option that’s designed to save you money?

Heat pumps can connect to your old ductwork, run at about 50% the amount of power required of most HVAC systems, and also acts as your heater as well as your air conditioner. Let’s go through the ways it can save you money on a month-to-month basis.

Just Run it Like Normal

That’s right–you can just use a heat pump like you use your central AC, and it’ll save you money. Because it uses less energy, you’re already saving money just by using it as you normally would.

Use it as you did your AC, but be aware that it can still run into problems like an AC does such as freezing or being overworked. Being more energy efficient means saving money, not pushing the limits on what the machine can do.

Goodbye Furnace

Let’s face facts–your furnace isn’t very energy efficient. Even if you have one of the best furnaces, it’s not as efficient as an electric heat pump. While furnaces still have their place such as areas with frigid conditions and frequent sub-zero winters, that’s certainly not anything we need to worry about here in SoCal.

Electric heat pumps help you save money on heating by immediately being more efficient. Get more out of the energy you spend, but also, there’s another side to saving money with your heat pump.

Fewer Repair Visits

While it’s impossible to guarantee that you’ll have 50% or fewer repair calls, think about it like this–it’s one machine to repair and maintain, not two. You don’t need a separate furnace and separate air conditioner. When you need repairs, it’s not because both systems broke down at the same time, because they can’t; it’s all in one unit.

There May Also Be Incentives or Rebates

Sometimes the government puts money into programs that not only help the environment, but help homeowners as well. By helping you make the decision to choose more energy-efficient systems, the nation’s carbon footprint goes down, and they spend billions on programs like these.

Find out what tax incentives and rebates you may be eligible for before you make your purchase, and absolutely take advantage of whatever programs are being offered right now.

Heat Pumps Are the Way

Heat pumps are the future of energy efficiency in American homes. Not only do they negate the need for separate systems, but when you couple them with a smart thermostat, you can save even more money. Contact us today for the next step and let’s get a heat pump installed in your home.

Contact Southwest HVAC today to schedule your heat pump installation as soon as possible.

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