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Here’s Why We Love Heat Pumps (and Think You Should Too!)

Alright, so we’ve talked a lot about furnaces, the most popular home heating system on the market today. However, there is another system that we think is equally as awesome — they’re efficient, effective, and have the ability to provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch! That’s right: we’re talking about the heat pump!

There are plenty of reasons to consider installing a heat pump in your home, and below, we have outlined a number of them. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to contact our team for your heating installation in Snellville, GA!)

Let’s Talk About The Basics

So, what is a heat pump?

A heat pump works much like a traditional air conditioner, relying on the flow of refrigerant to transfer heat from one place to another. But what makes the difference between a standard AC and a heat pump is the reversing valve, which is used to reverse the direction the refrigerant flows through the system.


Well, you see, reversing the flow of refrigerant through the system allows for home heating in addition to cooling. That’s right: with just one system, you can both heat and cool your home!

Let’s Talk About the Benefits

Why should I have one installed?

  • Better Efficiency: Heat pumps are one of the most energy-efficient HVAC systems on the market today. This is because they do not generate their own heat, but rather move it from one place to another. Switching to a heat pump is a great way to conserve energy and cut back on monthly spending.
  • Versatility: With just the flip of a switch, you’ll be able to enjoy year-round comfort! The reversing valve allows you to switch between “heating mode” and “cooling mode”, so no matter the temperature outside, you’ll be nice and comfortable inside!
  • Cost and Convenience: When you invest in a heat pump, you will no longer have to worry about the cost of maintaining two different HVAC systems, as a heat pump eliminates the need to own both an air conditioner and a heater. Plus, heat pumps come in both ducted and ductless models, so no matter how much space you have, there’s a heat pump out there for you!

Want One? Call Our Team!

If you are interested in installing a heat pump in your home, do not hesitate to call in a certified HVAC professional for help!  Only a professional has the training and expertise to match you with the system that is going to best meet your unique comfort needs.

And yes, there might be plenty of amateurs willing to lend a helping hand, but remember, an attempt to save money can end up costing you a lot more in the long run. It is better to call in a pro and get the job done right the first time around.

To schedule your heating installation services, or to learn more about the benefits of installing a heat pump, contact the team at Snellville Heating, Air and Plumbing. 

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