Fredericksburg, VA, has a wide range of seasonal temperatures, which means that you need a reliable heating and cooling system to keep your home comfortable. A heat pump offers both heating and cooling functions, so you only have to get one system installed in order to have year-round climate control. Consider these top three heat pump benefits for your home in or near Fredericksburg.
Safe and Easy to Maintain
Heat pumps do not burn fossil fuels, and they do not generate any carbon monoxide. This means that no flue is required. Since there are no combustion products, they offer a safe way to heat your home during the winter months. There are no pilot lights or heat exchangers to cause you any concern. Heat pumps need two preventive maintenance visits. A seasonal visit in the spring and again in the autumn ensures that the system will be ready to cool or heat your home as effectively and efficiently as possible.
According to the Department of Energy, switching from electrical resistance heating to a heat pump could lower your heating costs by 50 percent. If you choose a heat pump with an energy efficiency ratio of at least 16, you cooling costs should also decrease, especially if your current air conditioning system is more than 10 years old or if you use a window air conditioner. Heat pumps also cost less to install and maintain, compared to installing both a furnace and a central air conditioning system.
Improved Humidity Control
Heat pumps do an excellent job of reducing indoor humidity. According to Weather and Climate, August is Frederick’s most humid month, with humidity levels of around 70 percent. Combined with the heat, it feels oppressive. A heat pump lowers your indoor humidity and cools the air, leaving you comfortable, all summer long.
The team at Ultimate Air, Inc. has extensive knowledge on heat pump installations, repairs, and maintenance, so give us a call or stop by our office with any questions you need answered.