Give the Gift of a Heat Pump This Christmas

Posted On: November 28, 2012

Here at Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we’re happy to see families in and around Kansas City, MO put up their Christmas trees—our electricians always smile when they see a beautifully decorated tree during a service call. Although it won’t fit under a Christmas tree, families should consider investing in a Kansas City heat pump this holiday season. What makes a heat pump such an amazing Christmas gift is that it helps families save money while offering exceptional convenience.

How Heat Pumps Work

Using electricity as its energy source, heat pumps can both heat and cool homes through means of heat transfer. Heat naturally flows downhill—it moves from a location with a high temperature to a location with a lower temperature. A heat pump uses a small amount of energy to reverse this natural process, and so it moves heat from a location with a low temperature to a location with a higher temperature. During the summertime, heat is pulled from your home and transferred outside, which helps cool your home. During the cold winter months (like now!), heat pumps transfer heat from the outside air to your home.

Heat Pumps are Financially Sound Investments

Many of our Kansas City customers routinely ask us whether heat pumps can really save them money. Replacing a 12 to 15-year-old unit with a new high-efficiency heat pump could save you up to 30 percent on your energy bill. Most furnaces burn fossil fuels such as a heating oil or natural gas.  Heat pumps are far more efficient because they instead use electricity to heat your home. While a heat pump may cost more to install than a conventional heating and cooling unit, if you plan to stay in your home for a lengthy period of time, you can expect to see a significant return in lower operating costs. Also, homeowners who install a qualifying heat pump can receive a tax credit through the government’s Energy Star Program.

As icing on the cake, the National Association of Realtors Appraisal Journal estimates that a home’s value increases by up to $25 for every dollar in utility bill savings. A heat pump installation can add real value to your Kansas City home. Contact us to learn more about the financial benefits of investing in a heat pump.

Heat Pumps Offer Convenience

Heat pumps are incredibly convenient—they can be installed in either new or retrofit settings. These systems also require less space than traditional HVAC units, which provides customers more room for other purposes. Homeowners can also enjoy “zone” space heating and cooling with heat pump systems, allowing them to customize the temperature of different parts of their homes. With proper maintenance, heat pumps can last as long as 15 or more years. Of course, if you ever need heat pump repair or maintenance, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Finally, heat pumps produce very little noise—most homeowners in the area who have installed heat pumps do not even realize their unit is in operation.

A heat pump is a wonderful Christmas gift for this holiday season. It’s a financially sound investment that offers real convenience. Please contact Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Plumbing online to schedule a heat pump installation.

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