5 Common Myths About Heat Pumps
There are a lot of myths out there about heat pumps
Heat pump purchases are on the rise with homeowners who are looking for more energy-efficient options, but there’s a lot of misinformation surrounding these versatile systems. Today, we're busting heat pump myths with heat pump facts so you can make your home (and your monthly energy bills!) more comfortable.
MYTH: HEAT PUMPS DON'T WORK IN COLD CLIMATES
FACT: One of the biggest misconceptions about heat pumps is that they only work in more temperate climates — not true. Most efficient heat pumps, like Trane systems with their Climatuff™ Variable Speed Compressor, can handle temperatures as low as 0 degrees Fahrenheit for average-sized homes. That makes a heat pump system a great choice for homes in Rochester and the Fingerlakes region.
MYTH: HEAT PUMPS ARE ONLY FOR HEATING
FACT: Although people typically think of heating when it comes to heat pumps, names can be misleading. Heat pumps use a mechanical-compression refrigeration system that can either heat or cool your home depending on the season. This means you may only need one system year-round to maintain a comfortable temperature indoors.
MYTH: THEY’RE BURN A HOLE IN YOUR WALLET
Fact: Heat Pumps are very energy efficient - they extract more energy than they consumer by moving the existing heat in the air into or out of your home. Plus - New York State and energy companies are offering rebates to lower your bills and stay comfortable year-round with state-of-the-art heating and cooling technology.
MYTH: YOU’LL NEED EARPLUGS INDOORS
FACT: Heat pumps used to be pretty noisy, but modern air pump technology has evolved into much quieter systems. As long as your heat pump is properly installed by a professional, you'll enjoy whisper-quiet, even heating and cooling regardless of the season.
MYTH: THEIR LIFESPAN IS LIMITED
FACT: Rumor is that heat pumps burn out quicker because they run year-round. The reality is that as long as your heat pump is properly maintained, high-quality models will last at least 15-20 years.
Heat pumps can help you find the perfect balance of comfort and savings all year round. Ready to talk to one of our Comfort Specialists? Give us a call!