The right heating system for your home should deliver even heating, increase indoor comfort, and improve indoor air quality. There are various heating systems on the market, and air-source heat pumps are among the most popular options. An air-source heat pump uses electrical energy and refrigerant to move heat from the outdoors to the indoor air. If you are wondering whether this system is ideal for your home, here are a few benefits to consider.

Ductless Heating 

Air-source heat pumps are available in ducted and ductless options; therefore, you can choose the configuration that best suits the existing HVAC infrastructure. If your home has ducts, you can invest in a ducted heat pump. However, if you have no ductwork or want to heat your garage or shed, go for a split air-source heat pump. This system features an outdoor unit and multiple indoor air handlers for use in the rooms you want to heat. You can even use a ductless mini-split heat pump to supplement heating if you have an inefficient furnace. 

Energy-Efficient Systems

Heat pumps do not create their own heat — they transfer heat from the outdoor air to the indoors. Therefore, they consume less energy to heat indoor spaces. Research shows that heat pumps use 50% less energy than other heating systems, such as furnaces and baseboard heaters. Also, the ductless options do not lose heat through ductwork like heating systems that require ducts to supply heated air to indoor spaces. Therefore, if you want to make significant annual savings on heating, an air-source heat pump is a superb choice.

Year-Round Use

If you haven't yet invested in any heating and cooling systems for your home, an air-source heat pump is an excellent choice for use all year round. These heat pumps have a built-in reverse valve that can reverse the heating cycle and cool a home during summer. Instead of drawing heat from the outdoors, they use the refrigerant to remove heat from indoor air and cool the house. Therefore, you don't need to invest in an air conditioner, which translates into significant cost savings.

Easy Maintainance and Repair

Ductless air-source heat pumps are easy to repair and maintain. The outdoor unit is installed within reach outside your home. Therefore, you can access it for DIY maintenance tasks such as cleaning the compressor, fans, and filters. The absence of ductwork means you don't need to test the system for air leaks, dust, and other problems associated with ducted systems. However, this doesn't mean that you should slack on maintenance. Schedule annual tune-ups and servicing with your contractor to maintain the system's performance.

An air-source heat pump is an ideal system for year-round heating and cooling. Contact an HVAC contractor, such as Dr HVAC, Inc, for installation services.