In Arizona, summer seems to go on forever. Then November rolls around, nighttime temperatures drop, you wake up with a chill, and your thoughts turn to heat. For many Phoenix residents, the old gas furnace has been doing a serviceable job of heating the house for years – in some cases, decades. Let’s face it, winters are mild, and furnaces barely get a workout during Arizona winters. Precisely because they tend to operate trouble free, furnaces are rarely given a thought until something goes wrong or their useful service lifespan has ended. Depending on how old your furnace is, it might be time to consider making a switch from gas to an energy efficient heat pump.
Gas Furnace Verses Heat Pump – Which One Is Best for You
Phoenix has experienced many homebuilding booms over the decades. Depending on when your home was constructed, you may have a gas furnace that is past its prime. The fact is, heat pumps are very efficient and cost less to run than most gas-powered systems. Here are points to note if you’re considering switching:
How Heat Pumps Work
Heat pumps operate through heat exchange by transferring heat from one place to another – like an air conditioner in reverse. When in heating mode, they move heat from the outdoors to the indoors which turns out to be a very efficient way to heat your home. Studies have shown that heat pumps can save homeowners up to 30 percent on their energy usage.
Any time a combustible fuel is involved there’s always the chance for accidents. Heat pumps have a better safety record than gas because there’s literally no chance for gas leaks or fires. Whether you choose to go with a heat pump or stay with your gas furnace, you should have your furnace checked every fall to make sure it’s in safe, working order.
Schedule an HVAC Assessment
The best way to evaluate what form of home heating is best for you is to schedule one of our service techs to come out and perform a home heating assessment which can be done in conjunction with your fall service tune up. Our friendly service techs will provide you with all the information you need to make the right decision.
As the temperatures drop, your need for effective, efficient home heating will be on your mind. If you’ve got questions about heat pumps – we’ve got answers. Please give Cool Blew a call to schedule a consultation today.