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5 Reasons Homeowners are Switching to a Heat Pump


Getting a heat pump in Pittsburgh has been surging in popularity lately, and for good reason. If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, you’ve undoubtedly come across heat pumps in your research. 

Recent advancements in heat pump technology have addressed the previous problem of heat pumps struggling with efficiency in cold climates. Now with options like cold-weather heat pumps, there’s never been a better time to upgrade from a central furnace or AC to an all-in-one heat pump. Let’s go over 5 reasons why homeowners are making the switch.

1. Heat pumps both heat and cool a home.

The biggest benefit of heat pumps is that they’re a two-in-one system. They provide heating in the winter and cooling in the summer from one unit. This is a huge benefit for homeowners who don’t have central AC and have been making do with window units.

Not only that, but heat pumps are available in two convenient options: ducted and ductless. A ducted heat pump has a similar setup to a central furnace and will rely on your home’s existing ductwork to distribute the conditioned air.

However, a ductless heat pump is great for homes that have problematic ductwork–or no ductwork whatsoever. With wall-mounted air handlers in the rooms of your home, you can customize the temperature of each room instead of having to heat or cool down the entire home. Imagine the energy savings this will bring!

2. They cost less to run.

As we mentioned above, ductless heat pumps (also called mini splits) can vastly reduce your energy costs because you can heat/cool only one room or zone at a time.

However, ducted heat pumps also cost less to run compared to a central furnace or AC. That’s because they rely entirely on electricity and are 100% efficient. That means that 100% of the energy used goes to heating or cooling your home. You can look forward to lower utility costs for as long as you own the system.

3. There are tax credits available. 

Tax credits and even rebates are available for the purchase and installation of a heat pump through legislation like the Inflation Reduction Act. These credits are available until 2032! Read our blog post about it! Qualified households can receive a rebate of up to $8,000 by upgrading to a heat pump.

4. Their operation is quiet.

Compared to central furnaces, a heat pump offers the benefit of quieter operation. Ductless mini splits provide even quieter operation since it’s not a forced-air system. Instead, all you’ll hear is the gentle flow of air from each mini split. For those who dislike the noise generated by a central furnace, this is a lucrative benefit.

5. They reduce carbon footprint.

Because they don’t rely on fossil fuels to run, heat pumps are considered the eco-friendly option. Enjoy peace of mind knowing you’re reducing your carbon footprint by upgrading to an all-electric heat pump.

Call the friendly staff at Boehmer Heating & Cooling for exceptional customer service! Schedule heat pump services in Pittsburgh with our team today.

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