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Is a Heat Pump the Right Choice for Your Home?

Though spring is upon us, temperatures are still relatively cool, and you may still be using your heater. Hopefully your heating system has treated you well this season. If you’ve found yourself needing a replacement system however, now could be the best time to shop. Springtime is a great time to purchase a system that can fulfill both your heating and cooling needs, when you aren’t in dire need of either system. A heat pump will fulfill these needs. Is it right for your home though?

Provides Year-Round Comfort

This is probably the biggest benefit of installing a heat pump in your home. Other HVAC systems require two components, such as an air conditioning unit and a furnace, for example. Heat pumps are more versatile than this, providing an efficient option for your year-round HVAC needs.

Highly Efficient

Are you currently using electricity to heat and cool your home? Good news! A heat pump has the potential to reduce the amount of energy you are using by as much as 40%. Additionally, high-efficiency heat pumps provide natural dehumidification more effectively than a conventional central air conditioning system. This allows for less energy usage and more cooling comfort once the warmer temperatures hit.


Are you currently using a central HVAC system, with a gas furnace in the wintertime? Gas furnaces create significant pollution during combustion. An electric heat pump, on the other hand, does not burn damaging fossil fuels, greenhouse gas emissions, or carbon monoxide. Therefore, it’s better for the environment.


If you currently lack ductwork in your home, then a ductless heat pump is an excellent choice for you. Ductless HVAC systems are highly efficient, allowing you to cool or heat rooms individually rather than using a traditional HVAC system to condition rooms that may be unoccupied.

For heat pump installation in Burlington, VT and surrounding areas, contact Red Rock Mechanical today.

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