May 24, 2022
When it finally comes time to upgrade your home cooling equipment, it can be intimidating to see what is available on the air conditioner market after so many years. So if you are presented with the option to either replace your air conditioner with a similar, more efficient model or upgrade to a remarkably efficient and versatile heat pump, how can you know it will actually benefit your home?
Hassler is the company that homeowners throughout Marin, Contra Costa, and Alameda Counties trust with their heat pump installation and air conditioner replacement — here is how homes in California can benefit from heat pumps.
Before We Begin, What Is a Heat Pump?
A heat pump is a heating and cooling system that can replace or supplement your furnace and air conditioner. A heat pump works two ways: removing heat from your living space in the summer, and collecting heat from the outside air to be sent inside during the winter. Some heat pump models connect right to a home’s central ductwork system, while others are standalone ductless units called mini-splits installed right in individual rooms and areas of your home.
Your Home Could Benefit From a Heat Pump If…
1. You are Looking to Reduce Your Energy Costs
Heat pumps operate efficiently, all year round — and they run on electricity. This means no more burning fossil fuels like natural gas for heating your home, which can introduce carbon monoxide into your air. This all-electric efficiency can reduce your overall heating and cooling costs no matter the season!
2. You Want Simpler Heating and Cooling
By combining your heating and cooling in one system, regular HVAC maintenance and general upkeep become much easier. In addition to saving on heating and cooling costs, you can expect to save on repairs and annual maintenance service compared to maintaining both a furnace and an air conditioner.
3. You Want Healthier Indoor Air
Indoor air quality has received a much-needed boost in attention over the last few years, and heat pumps can help deliver a healthier environment in your home. When moisture accumulates in your home, especially in vulnerable areas like the attic, it creates an ideal environment for mold to thrive. Heat pumps offer some dehumidification for your indoor air, reducing the risk that your air will become further contaminated from the inside.
Find a Heat Pump Solution for Your Home
There are multiple configurations to consider when it comes to upgrading to heat pumps and mini splits for your home comfort. As we mentioned, you can replace your existing central heating and cooling system with a heat pump, using any existing ductwork. Or, perhaps there is just one area of your home that needs extra heating and cooling help — like a bonus room or garage, which are prime candidates for ductless mini split installation. The third option would be for homes that do not have any existing ductwork, in which up to 5 indoor air handlers can be connected to a single heat pump compressor, creating ductless, zoned, whole-home heating and cooling!