There are many benefits to installing and using a heat pump to cool your home this summer.
How Can A Heat Pump Be Used in the Summer?
In spite of its name, a heat pump can double up as an air conditioner. A heat pump can actually serve as one, all-purpose heating and cooling system in your home.
How Does a Heat Pump Work in the Summer?
The way that a heat pump works is actually very simple. In the winter, a heat pump heats the home by extracting heat from outside into the home. The process is reversed when the heat pump works as an air-conditioner. The heat pump extracts warm air from within the home and transports it out of the house, which effectively helps to cool the home.
In order to transform your heat pump into an air-conditioner, you just simply need to adjust the settings on the system.
Summer Benefits of a Heat Pump
Heat Pumps Save on Utility Bills. Switching to a heat pump allows you to possibly save up to half of your current utility bills, compared to an electric furnace. On the whole, use of oil to cool as well as to heat usually costs less than other traditional sources of fuel.
One System for Winter and Summer. The great news is that you only require one system to cool and heat in year round. This means that you can save money in a variety of ways. Firstly, you only need to pay for the installation of one system in your house, which can be a significant initial investment. Preventative maintenance is also easier as you only have to invest in one package.
Efficiency. Ground-source heat pumps work very efficiently, making the most of the fuel that you pay to heat and cool your home. This also contributes to the possible savings that you can make.
Longevity. The ability to easily give your one system a preventative maintenance regularly and thoroughly will help you to increase the longevity of your heat pump.
Reliability. Heat pumps are reliable all year around, so that you can be sure of your comfort and safety whatever the weather brings. They work in a very similar way to a refrigerator, so it is often said that heat pumps are as reliable as refrigerators.
Would you consider replacing your air conditioning system with a heat pump? Would you like to enjoy the many benefits of a heat pump over an air conditioner this summer? Get in touch with Princeton Fuel oil to learn more about heat pumps and whether they make sense for you. If you have any more questions about installation or how heat pumps could work for you, do get in touch with our team. We are happy to help you find the best solution to cool your home over the summer!