February 12, 2019
If your heating system were to break down tomorrow and you had to schedule a replacement, which heating options would you consider? If you’re like many homeowners here in the metro Atlanta region, you might say, “A furnace is my only heating option...right?”
A furnace can be a great option for keeping your home comfortable in the winter, but it’s not your only option. Many Georgia homeowners are switching to energy efficient heat pumps by Trane, which can keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
How Does a Heat Pump Work?
Unlike furnaces, heat pumps can provide both heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. Rather than burning a fuel like natural gas to generate heat, a heat pump uses electricity to move heat from one place to another. In the winter, it absorbs low-temperature outdoor heat and sends it indoors. In the summer, it absorbs excess indoor heat and moves it outdoors.
When you choose a central, ducted heat pump for your home, the heat pump connects to your existing ductwork just like a traditional furnace or air conditioner. Using this system of ductwork, conditioned air is distributed throughout your home year-round.
What Are the Benefits of Choosing a Heat Pump?
Heating & AC with one unit
Many homeowners who switch to a heat pump appreciate the convenience that comes with using one unit for both heating and cooling. Instead of scheduling maintenance and repairs for two different systems, you can focus on keeping one system running smoothly.
Greater energy savings
Heat pumps are extremely energy efficient due to their ability to move already-existing heat from one place to another. Trane heat pumps, in particular, have efficiency ratings up to 21 SEER. That’s much higher than the 14 SEER air conditioners that are installed in many Atlanta area homes!
Lower heating & cooling costs
With greater energy efficiency comes the potential for greater savings on your energy bills. When you upgrade your furnace and air conditioner to a more energy efficient heat pump, you could see lower annual heating and cooling costs.
Exceptional humidity control
Heat pumps also offer exceptional humidity control, making them a great option for Georgia’s humid climate.
No risk of carbon monoxide
With a furnace that burns natural gas to produce heat, there runs the risk of harmful carbon monoxide seeping into your home, which is dangerous even at small levels! Since heat pumps do not burn anything to produce heat, there is no risk of gas or carbon monoxide leakage.
Find Out of a Trane Heat Pump Is Right for You
At Anchor Heating & Air Co., we’ve found Trane heat pumps to be an outstanding heating system option for many Atlanta area homeowners — but you don’t have to take our word for it! If you think it may be time to replace your furnace and/or air conditioner soon, get in touch with the Anchor team to discuss your home comfort system options. We’ll show you the benefits of switching to a heat pump system and help you decide if a heat pump is right for you!