What is a heat pump? And when is it your best option?

A heat pump moves heat from one place to another. Sounds simple, right? For the most part, it is a fairly straightforward HVAC system. And it may or may not be the right choice for your home. Let’s explore how a heat pump works and when it could be your best option. As always, MTB Mechanical is here to help you navigate all options – and bring comfort to your home.

A heat pump differs from other HVAC systems because it uses energy to transfer heat from outdoors rather than warming air like a furnace. To increase the indoor temperature, a heat pump takes air through a process of compression and exchange. The system reverses to cool the inside of your home, efficiently heating your home in the colder months and cooling it in the warmer months.

According to the Department of Energy, installing a heat pump can save you up to 40% in monthly costs, depending on your old heating system and the average high and low temperatures in your location.

In areas where the temperature rarely drops significantly, a heat pump is effective. However, when temperatures fall below 40 degrees, a heat pump begins to lose some of its efficiency.

If you are considering a heat pump for your home, let MTB Mechanical help you decide if it is the right choice. Call 704-321-9250 to speak to a representative or visit MTB Mechanical’s website to make an appointment.