Heat Pump Installation
When you’re building a new home, you have a lot of important decisions to make. While you may expect to pick out countertops and paint colors, you might not realize all that goes into picking out a heating and cooling system for your home as well. Homeowners actually have many options for how they want to heat and cool their homes, and the experienced team at Hill-Air Heating & Air Conditioning can help you decide which system would work best to meet your home’s comfort needs.
A heat pump is a modern choice for heating and cooling a home. These systems are incredibly energy efficient, flexible, and environmentally friendly. If you’re looking to upgrade your home’s HVAC system, or install a new system entirely, talk to Hill-Air about quality heat pump installation services in the Fairfield, OH and Greater Cincinnati area. We can walk you through the benefits of these systems and help you find a unit that is the right size and fit for your home.
Upgrading to a Heat Pump System Has Many Benefits
Whether you are a homeowner looking to replace your current HVAC system, or you are building a new home, it is important to weigh all of your options. Heat pump systems are an excellent choice for home heating and cooling that come with many great benefits.
Heating and Cooling in One Unit
The biggest benefit of heat pumps is they have the ability to both heat and cool your home. One unit can keep your home comfortable in every season. During the winter, heat pumps work by transferring heat into your home from the air outside. Thermal energy travels from the outdoor compressor through the pressurized refrigerant and travels inside. The indoor unit then transfers the heat from the air and distributes it through your home’s HVAC system. In the summer, this process works in reverse. The heat from the air indoors is transferred outside to cool your home.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Since air-source heat pumps transfer energy instead of creating it, they are much more efficient and do not require natural gas for combustion to create heat. These systems also use much less energy than a furnace or air conditioner to make your home comfortable.
Reduced Carbon Footprint
Since you don’t need natural gas or oil to heat your home, you’ll be actively reducing your impact on the environment by using a heat pump as your home’s comfort system.
Reduced Energy Bills
Many Cincinnati area homeowners are frustrated with the constantly increasing cost of heating their homes. The price of natural gas gets higher and higher every year. By switching to a heat pump, your heating system will be powered by electricity, not gas. You’ll spend less on gas bills, and although your electricity bill will go up, you can expect your heating costs to be lower than before.
Dual Fuel Systems Available
Heat pumps are energy efficient up until a certain temperature. During the winter months, heat pumps can struggle to keep homes warm efficiently, meaning that they burn more energy than they create. Many homes in the Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky area that have a heat pump, also have a furnace installed. When temperatures get too cold for your heat pump, your furnace kicks on automatically to ensure that your home stays warm. Homeowners like this solution because it ensures that their home is always comfortable, while still lowering their natural gas consumption.
Heat Pump Problems? How To Tell If It’s Time To Replace It
If you have a heat pump currently installed in your home, but it hasn’t been working properly for a few days, you might worry that it’s time to replace it. Before you start shopping for a new heat pump, though, talk to an experienced HVAC technician. Many times, all a broken heat pump needs is an affordable fix. Most heat pumps last around 10-15 years, and if your system is younger than 10 years, talk to Hill-Air about heat pump repairs.
If your system is over 10 years old, and you’re noticing any of the following issues, then it might be time to think about replacing it.
- Frequent Repairs Needed – It’s normal to need a repair occasionally, but frequent repairs are a sign that your heat pump could be costing you a lot of money.
- Repairs are Expensive – Your HVAC technician will tell you what needs to be fixed in your heat pump. If it is a major component like a blower fan or compressor, it might be more economical to replace the whole unit.
- Maintenance Has Been Ignored – Since heat pumps work year-round to provide comfort to homes, they need to be maintained every 6 months. If it’s gone many years without a maintenance appointment and you find that your system is incurring significant issues, replacing it might be the best option.
- High Energy Bills – Following your bi-annual maintenance or service appointment, your system should return to peak efficiency and you’ll notice your energy bills go down. However, if repairs do not help make your home or electricity bills more comfortable, then replacing it will help you save on energy costs.
Take Advantage of Financing From Hill-Air to Make a New Heat Pump More Affordable
At Hill-Air, we understand that purchasing a new heating and cooling system is not something everybody can afford. However, being without a home comfort system is not a good idea. It can make your home incredibly uncomfortable as well as dangerous. When you’re in the market for a new heat pump, talk to the team at Hill-Air to see how we can make a new heat pump affordable.
The experts at Hill-Air are always staying up to date on any incentives or rebates from the federal government or manufacturers to help you save money on a new system where applicable. Talk to us to see which programs you qualify for. We also offer flexible financing options through Wells Fargo Financial National Bank to break up the cost of a heat pump into affordable monthly payments. Call Hill-Air today to see if you qualify for financing.
Talk to Hill-Air for an Estimate on a Heat Pump For Your Fairfield, OH Area Home
If you’re ready to invest in a new heating and cooling system for your home that is energy efficient and reliable, talk to Hill-Air Heating & Air Conditioning. We can provide you with a comprehensive estimate on heat pump installation for your Fairfield, OH or Greater Cincinnati home that includes the price of a new system and installation. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.