Maybe you’ve been thinking about installing a heat pump in your Suffolk County, NY home, but you’re not really sure if it’s a good choice. The truth is, a lot of people don’t really know how heat pumps can help them maintain their home’s comfort. We all know furnaces and boilers are made to keep us warm, and air conditioners help keep our homes cool all summer long, but what, exactly, do heat pumps do?
According to the Department of Energy (DOE), heat pumps provide an energy efficient alternative to air conditioners in climates with moderate heating and cooling needs. While in this area you’ll likely need to use your heat pump as well as a furnace or boiler, you can still take advantage of these five amazing benefits heat pumps offer.
- Heat pumps use less energy. The DOE explains that heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool area to a warm area. Because they move heat rather than produce it, they can heat and cool the same space as traditional equipment using less energy – and that can help you save money on your utility bills.
- Heat pumps are a better choice for the planet. Because heat pumps don’t burn fuels, that makes them more planet-friendly than traditional systems. The heat pumps we offer to our Suffolk County, NY customers use Puron®, which is a non-ozone depleting refrigerant choice that also provides better energy efficiency than refrigerants of the past. Plus, most of the models we offer meet ENERGY STAR guidelines for efficiency.
- Heat pumps are a good alternative to air conditioning. Carrier®, one of the best brands of heat pumps in the country and the brand we carry here at T.F. O’Brien, says that heat pumps are an ideal alternative to an air conditioning system. Their units provide heating, cooling and dehumidifying.
- Heat pumps help furnaces perform more efficiently. In cooler climates like those in Suffolk County, NY, heat pumps by themselves might not be enough to keep your home warm during the chilly winter months. Carrier offers an electric-powered heat pump and furnace configuration known as Hybrid Heat®, a combo that can help save energy.
- You can save when you choose to install a heat pump. Because heat pumps are considered to be high-efficiency equipment, there are often tax credits and incentives available. Depending on the heat pump and the region it’s being installed in, you may be able to receive rebates from government agencies, utility companies and manufacturers. T.F. O’Brien can help you look into the rebates and incentives you may be eligible for.
At T. F. O’Brien, our focus is always on your home comfort and energy savings. We work hard to make sure that you’re fully satisfied with the work we’ve done for you, and we never consider a job done until you are. When you need a heat pump for your Suffolk County, NY home, count on T.F. O’Brien for professional installation and service after the sale. In addition to heat pump installation, we’re pleased to provide heat pump maintenance and repair as well. To learn more, give us a call at 516.488.1800 and we will be happy to help.