When you think about cooling down a hot and humid home, you probably don’t think of heat pumps. In fact, the words ‘air conditioner’ are likely the first things that come to mind. And if you are really tight with your money, the word might even be ‘window fans.’ But what most people do not know is that heat pumps can both heat and cool you Maplewood home. Sometimes, it’s actually the preferred and recommended method for cooling and heating your home. These nifty little machines uses a small amount of energy to move heat from one place to another. And this process doesn’t seem to hard, right? Heat pumps are typically used to pull heat out of the air to heat up a home, but they can be reversed to cool a building. When you call our heat pump Maplewood company out to your home, our technicians will figure out which method is the most practical for your home in particular.
The real question is, can heat pumps really pull heat from the outside of your home, especially when it is extremely cold outside? The answer is, yes. Heat pumps can work all the way down to 20 degrees. So, most Maplewood resident who have chosen to install heat pumps in their home also have another means of heating and cooling their home. But heat pumps also work extremely efficiently, because they simply transfer heat, rather than burn fuel to create it. This makes them a way more environmentally friendly.
Heat pumps are really popular all across the nation. They work best in moderate climates, so if you don’t experience extreme fluctuations in temperature where you live (which doesn’t really fit the bill in Minnesota) in your neck of the woods, then using a heat pump instead of a furnace and air conditioner could help you save a little money each month. But to determine if they make sense for people in Minnesota, you have to determine the natural gas prices in the area. Here in Minnesota, our natural gas prices are extremely low, compared to the nation average. So, if you do install a heat pump, don’t expect to see a wildly reduce utility bill. All you will be doing is trading you natural gas costs for electric costs.
But there is good new, or bad news, depending on how you look at it. Natural gas prices have rose over 18% in the last year. That means that more people are going to be turning to alternative ways to heat and cool their Maplewood home. And that means heat pumps will become more and more popular as natural gas continues to rise.
One of the biggest advantages of a heat pump over a standard gas fired unit is that there’s no need to install separate systems to heat and cool your home. Our heat pump Maplewood certified technicians can attach it to your existing system as a means to utilize a dual fuel operation in your home. Heat pumps use electricity to function.
Even though heat pumps aren’t nearly as common in Minnesota, our heat pump Maplewood technicians still have installed hundreds and hundreds of these things on an annual basis. We know how they work, we know how they are supposed to be installed, and we know what it takes to makes sure your heat pump is working as it should. Our staff is extremely knowledge, and we are very proud of this fact. So, if you are considering installing a heat pump into your home, we strongly encourage you to call our office and schedule one of our technicians out to your fome first. You may find out that installing a heat pump is not actually the most economical thing you can do. Or you might find out that yes, you should definitely consider installing a heat pump. Either way, just being armed with the necessary information to make an informed decision is the most important thing. We want to make sure every one of our customers makes an educated purchase. So, call our friendly heat pump Maplewood staff today. We will make sure you are moving in the right direction. We promise you this.