There are so many benefits to owning a heat pump, the first being efficiency. According to the Energy Efficiency Council, heat pump systems can deliver heat at up to 300% efficiency, whereas a gas furnace delivers heat between 80% and 98% efficiency. The amount of money you can save with a heat pump split system when compared to a gas furnace is incredible.
A heat pump unit also provides cooling in the hot months. On cool mode they use even less energy than on heating mode.
Heat pumps are also much better for the environment. They are so environmentally friendly that the California CLEANair Furnace Rebate Program pays eligible participants $1500 for replacing their gas furnace with a split heat pump system in eligible zip codes.
A heat pump system is also great in areas with strict emissions regulations such as Los Angeles where low nox furnaces are required.
If you live in a climate that gets especially cold in the winter, you can purchase a heat pump and furnace system. The furnace will kick on and supplement heat when the temperature is too low for your heat pump condenser to run at 100% efficiency (around 40 degrees Fahrenheit). Keep in mind, many heat pump systems will still heat your home below its listed minimum temperature on their own but will lose efficiency. Some new inverter heat pumps can heat all the way down to -31 degrees F!
Heat pumps require less maintenance than a gas furnace and don’t require any extra lines to be ran to your home since they do not require gas, so no more worries of a gas pipe breaking or leaking and leaving you without heat.
Heat pumps have a life span the same or more than gas furnaces, around 15-20 years. Some models up to 30 years with proper care and maintenance. The area you live in can influence your heat pump’s life span. Gas furnaces should be replaced every 15 years.
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What is the CLEANair Furnace Rebate Program?
The CLEANair furnace rebate program pays eligible participants $1500 for replacing their gas furnace with a heat pump system in eligible zip codes. Read more about this rebate here https://hvacdirect.com/california-cleanair-furnace-rebate-program.html
Can a heat pump heat a whole house?
Yes. Heat pumps come in many different sizes to heat and cool houses from small to large.
Do you still need a furnace with a heat pump?
Typically, a furnace is not necessary with a heat pump system. Though, some do consider a heat pump and furnace system to supplement heat in the winter when the temperature drops below freezing.
Will a heat pump work in 0-degree weather?
With the latest technology, heat pumps do heat below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Our next gen heat pump systems from ACiQ efficiently heat down to -4 degrees F, and all the way down to -22 with efficiency loss.