According to U.S. Climate Data, homeowners in Fayetteville, North Carolina, experience an average high of 90 degrees Fahrenheit throughout July. Without a doubt, most residents would agree that a summer without an air conditioning system would be unbearable. While the air conditioner is the most common go-to option for most, a heat pump is another good option for cooling your home this summer. Read more about the costs, maintenance needs, and benefits of using a heat pump to cool your home.
How Much Does a Heat Pump Cost?
The average heat pump costs between $800 and $1,500, including installation. The exact cost of a heat pump depends on the design and the size of the unit you need. The larger your home, the larger the heat pump you’ll need to sufficiently and efficiently cool your home.
What Maintenance Does It Need?
In terms of maintenance, this unit is similar to an air conditioning system. You will need to hire an expert HVAC technician to clean and inspect the condenser coils and the fans. Ideally, you should have your system maintained twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall while the weather is mild.
What Are the Benefits?
The main advantage of a heat pump is that it allows homeowners to use the same system to both cool and heat their home. This translates to lower maintenance costs, as it’s cheaper to maintain heat pumps than both a furnace and air conditioner twice a year.
Another advantage of a heat pump is that it will reduce your energy costs during the winter. As long as extreme cold isn’t common where you live, the heat pump will be all you’ll need during the cooler months.
Many homeowners are surprised to learn that a heat pump can effectively cool their home. For more information about cooling your home with a heat pump, call Bass Air Conditioning Company at (910) 672-8885 to speak with one of our skilled HVAC technicians.
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