Heat pump is the ideal choice

Living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, requires both a cooling and heating system for the home.

The temperature fluctuates from the thirties to the nineties.

A heat pump is the ideal solution to the local climate. The single unit provides both heating and cooling capacity and offers incredible energy efficiency ratings. The electric heat pump uses refrigerant to move heat between the indoors and the outdoors. Throughout the summer, it operates just like a conventional air conditioner, extracting heat energy from the air and creating a cooling effect. The heat pump has no problem handling the extreme heat and humidity of Tuscaloosa weather. When the heat pump switches to heating mode, it reverses the flow of refrigerant. The system takes advantage of heat that is present in layers of air close to the ground. This ambient heat is compressed to a higher temperature and supplied indoors. Because the heat pump utilizes available existing heat rather than burning fossil fuels to create heat, it is especially safe. There are no fumes, hot surfaces or greenhouse gasses to worry about. Operation is wonderfully clean and environmentally responsible. It also keeps heating costs to a minimum. I chose an Energy Star rated heat pump that includes adaptable-speed technology and zone control. The heat pump cost a small fortune to purchase and install, but saves money every month on utility bills. The average lifespan of a heat pump is between ten and fifteen years. However, with proper and regular maintenance, the system could last up to twenty-five years. I make sure to thoroughly replace air filters, clean the condenser unit fins and keep the coils clean. I clear around the unit so that no vines or other types of plant growth infiltrate the system.


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