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Debunking the Biggest Myths about Heat Pump Installation

Heat pump installation - Is this the right choice for you?

Heat Pump Installation

Heat pumps are the perfect solution to your heating and cooling needs if you live in a moderate climate such as ours in Charleston. Many homeowners struggle with choosing the right system for their home. And the fact is that heat pumps are often misunderstood, as many believe that they are only for heating purposes. Misunderstandings like these cause a lot of homeowners to make the mistake of passing on these great systems too quickly.

Here are three common myths about heat pump installation and the truth behind them:

1. Heat Pumps Are Only for Heating: False

Heat pumps can be used for both heating and air conditioning. There is no need to install two separate systems; one system works great for both. They are the perfect choice for those living in geographical areas with mild to moderate climates.

2. Heat Pumps Use a Lot of Energy: False

In electrical heat pumps, only a small part of the heating comes from the use of electricity. The amount of heat transferred from the air is 3-4 times greater than the amount of electricity used. Therefore, they are considered highly energy-efficient. For those of you looking for even more energy-efficiency, you may want to consider a geothermal heat pump.

3. Heat Pumps Create Heat: False

Heat pumps don't create heat; they simply move it from one place to another. They pull the heat from either the air or the ground and move it into your indoor air to provide heat in the winter, and pull it from your home to cool it in the summer.

To make the best HVAC system choice for your unique climate control needs, take a look at what heat pumps have to offer. If you have more questions or are ready to make a HVAC selection, contact the expert team at Morelli Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., by calling 843.554.8600.


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