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Pros and Cons of Heat Pumps

Heat pumps follow a simple thermodynamic principle: heat always “flows” from high-temperature areas to low-temperature areas, and never the other way around. This basic scientific idea is why heat pumps work, by transferring heat from one place to another, often from a place where you don’t want heat to a place where you want it to go. Pros and Cons of Heat Pumps So what are the benefits of heat pumps exactly? The air conditioning repair experts and service providers at Efficient Systems weigh in on why heat pumps are a great heating and cooling option for your home. Heating and Cooling Unlike other air conditioning systems, heat pumps can provide both heating and cooling all in one package. This particular system works best in regions with moderate changes in weather and temperature, like the greater Indianapolis area. One System, One Service Heat pumps forego the need for separate heating or air conditioning repair and maintenance. Its effects are rolled into one system: installation, repair, and maintenance are only needed for one unit instead of two. Compared with HVAC systems that have separate heating and cooling parts, heat pumps can save you money in the long run. Energy Efficiency Depending on the type you choose to install in your home, heat pumps are generally more energy-efficient than other systems. You can expect savings of up to $2 per degree in indoor temperature as opposed to other HVAC systems. This does not include the many incentives and rebates you can receive from the government for taking the more energy-efficient route. Limitations Any heating or air conditioning repair technician will tell you that, despite having more benefits, there are a few drawbacks as well. The biggest is the price of the initial installation. For example, a geothermal heat pump will require digging and this alone can set you back several thousand dollars. If you think that the savings you can get from heat pumps far outweigh the cost of its investment, then give Efficient Systems a call today at (317) 759-5562. Contact us now to get a free estimate. Services are available in Indianapolis and all nearby areas.