Autumn has just arrived, so people aren’t necessarily thinking about the cold chill of winter quite yet. But if the telltale signs point to needing a new heating system for your home, it’s the perfect time of the year to install a new system. Fall is a great time to get into a new heating system. Outdoor temperatures are still mild enough that you probably won’t need your heating system running quite yet, allowing for the time it takes to remove your old system and replace it. And, manufacturers and utility companies often have rebates and incentives available this time of year, so you’ll likely be able to save some money.
If you’d like a system that offers not only optimal comfort, but also excellent efficiency, then why not consider a heat pump system? Many people have never really heard of heating equipment outside the traditional furnace or boiler. And, those who have heard of heat pump systems often think that they don’t work well in colder New England climates. But this is a misnomer – advances in heat pump technology have made it possible for heat pumps to operate effectively and efficiently even in colder climates.
According to the Department of Energy, “Cold climate ASHPs (air-source heat pumps) can reduce household energy consumption by up to 40 percent, with homeowners currently utilizing electric resistance (e.g., baseboard heat) or fuel oil to heat their homes likely to see the most cost savings.” How do heat pumps operate so efficiently, you may wonder. They work by using electricity to move heat from cool spaces to warm spaces, making the cool area cooler and the warm area warmer. During the colder months, they bring heat from outdoors indoors.
An added bonus? They can keep your home cool in the summer too!
The way heat pumps do that is essentially by reversing the process that keeps your home warm in the winter. They move the heat from your house outdoors, and because they move heat rather than create it, they can be much more energy efficient than traditional systems. So having a heat pump can mean better year-round comfort and energy efficiency – helping you cut your energy consumption and pay less on your utility bills.
And, you can replace your current system with heat pump technology, whether you have ducts or not. There are applications that work with your current ductwork, as well as in homes that previously used baseboard or radiant heat rather than forced air. Ductless offers the same energy-efficient home comfort as a ducted heat pump system, but can easily be installed in any room of your home. And that means you won’t have to deal with a massive renovation project, and the inconvenience and mess that accompanies it!
If you’re ready to consider an effective, efficient heat pump system for your home this autumn, Stafford Mechanical Services, Inc. is ready to assist you. We proudly service Carrier heating equipment and many other brands as well. You may contact us via phone at (860) 684-9485. We look forward to helping you with all of your heating needs.