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Now is the time when you might want to reconsider your home’s HVAC system. If you’re thinking about a heat pump, then we’re here today to walk you through your options. There are so many ways a heat pump can help you. We’ll get into them below.

When deciding if a Heat Pump is a good fit for your home it is best to have a professional help to determine your needs concerning a heat pump in Fort Collins, CO. This is the only way to ensure that you’re benefiting from all the advantages that a heat pump has to offer. Not only can we help in this decision, we can also make sure that your return on investment is maximized and your impact on the environment is minimized.

The Benefits of Heat Pumps

There are so many ways that a heat pump can help you. Here are a few of the things that you can expect to experience with the following benefits:

  • Efficiency: Heat pump technology has advanced greatly in recent years and are now efficient down to much lower temperatures than ever before making them more desirable in colder climates than before.
  • Energy Savings: When compared to heating with straight resistive electric heat such as baseboard, you can expect a modern heat pump to be 4 to 5 times more efficient.  When compared to heating with a Liquid Propane (LP) furnace, switching to a Heat Pump system can reduce your operation cost by 30% or more.  When compared to Natural Gas a heat pump may not make sense yet from purely an energy savings or return on investment at this time taking into consideration current Natural gas costs vs electric cost unless you have solar power to offset.
  • Eco Friendly Operation: If you are one that is motivated to move away from fossil fuels and move towards “renewable” energy that leans more on solar, wind and electric grid power, then a Heat Pump is definitely for you.

Running a Heat Pump with Solar Power

If you have solar power on your home already or are considering adding it to the degree that you are able to produce enough power to contribute to the operation of a heat pump you may likely be able to heat and cool your home for pennies.

But before you choose solar power, it’s important to consider the following:

  • Can you install enough panels positioned effectively enough to generate enough power to get a reasonable return on your investment.
  • Fixed position solar panels mounted on roofs are far less efficient than solar panels used on solar farms that can track the sun all day.
  • Having abundant solar power generated that exceeds your use and feeds back into the grid when not being used may no longer earn you a credit back like it once did as power companies are finding it more costly to manage than its worth to buy back from homeowners. So it may be wise not to factor that into a payback model.

Once you determine all these factors along with our help you will be able to make a wise decision for your home.  Combining a heat pump along with solar panels may bring the best of both worlds. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, we are happy to help you determine what is the best option for you.

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