A major incentive for installing heat pumps is the dual heating and cooling capabilities. Why bother with a separate AC installation and furnace installation when you can get both functions through a single appliance? Not only does this simplify installation, but it can also lower maintenance costs. In other words, you don’t have to get yearly maintenance for a separate AC and furnace.
Another way in which heat pumps can reduce long-term costs is by lowering your energy consumption. Compared to gas or electric boilers, heat pumps are extremely efficient. A high-quality pump can transfer 300% more energy than it uses. So, while heat pumps may have high upfront costs, they make up for it with long-term savings. And, because they don’t emit smoke or burn wood, they’re better for the environment.
Another reason why you may want a heat pump is to reduce noise levels. Compared to traditional AC units and furnaces, heat pumps are very quiet. You don’t have to worry about distracting bangs or clangs while you’re at home.
Finally, heat pumps can improve your air quality. Standard heat pumps come equipped with filters that remove pollutants like dirt and dust. If you notice signs of low air quality in your home (such as frequent coughing or sneezing), heat pumps can help.