The Benefits of Upgrading Your Central Heating System
If you are tired of high gas bills, or you have an all-electric home and would like to reduce your utility bills, a new energy efficient heat pump can be a most attractive option for you. This one piece of equipment can keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and newer, advanced, energy efficient designs could end up saving you under the right circumstances.
In addition to the savings that can be afforded from increased energy efficiency, some dealers will extend special offers to their customers for complete system replacements, allowing for savings of several hundred dollars in some cases. Tax incentives are also offered by the U.S. government for systems that meet energy efficiency guidelines, but very often this will require a completely new system to be installed. If your central heating system is 20 years old or older, you may well find that replacing it could be the best solution for you. If you bought a new home, then you may even need to upgrade sooner. Some of the builder model units found in new homes are of low quality and improperly installed, resulting in poor efficiency. Adding together dealer incentives and potential tax savings could make it a lot easier to replace your central heating system.
By installing an energy efficient heat pump you are killing two birds with one stone. You will not only be taking care of your home’s heating needs for the winter, but you will be making a contribution to your comfort and economy for the summer months as well. A new heat pump system can be expected to last for 20 years or more, and it can add value to your home and make it easier to sell if you choose to do so down the road.
A heat pump provides the most flexibility of choice in the location of equipment. Because heat pump systems do not require a flue to vent exhaust gases, you are not limited to locations where you may already have holes for flue vents. It also further helps to increase energy efficiency and reduce installation costs by eliminating the need to cut holes in the roof of your home and seal these holes from possible moisture leaks.
Because all-electric heat pumps do not rely upon the combustion of flammable gas, they are inherently safer. There is less opportunity for fire since there is no ignition source, and any threat of carbon monoxide buildup is completely eliminated. Particularly if your home uses an older, gas fired furnace, you can make your home safer by replacing it with a newer model if it is found to be no longer serviceable, or converting to an all-electric heat pump.
There are other advantages for converting to a central heating system. By sending all the air in your home through a central air handler, there is opportunity for improved comfort by adding a system to regulate the humidity level for your inside air. And, the addition of a whole-house air filtration system can make breathing easier in the spring when the trees and flowers are blossoming.
Given the many advantages to installing a central heating system, particularly an all-electric heat pump, it is worth giving your central heating system dealer a call to what they have to offer.