If you are thinking about replacing the air conditioner and furnace in your home, consider installing a heat pump. A heat pump not only provides both your heating and your cooling needs, but it is much more energy efficient compared to conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.
Unlike a gas furnace, a heat pump transfers heat rather than produces it. During the summer months, a heat pump moves the warm air from your home to the outdoors. In the winter, it can capture warm air from the outdoors and transfer it to your home. Transferring heat rather than trying to create it is an enormous cost saver.
At Old Coast Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer a range of ENERGY STAR®–rated heat pumps designed to keep your home comfortable throughout the year in Savannah, Hilton Head, and the surrounding areas. Our NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified professionals can help determine the type of system that best suits your budget and lifestyle, and we can install it seamlessly with little disruption to your home.
Why Buy a Heat Pump?
While heat pumps work in all weather conditions, they are particularly suited to the mild winters and muggy summers we tend to experience here in Georgia and South Carolina. They are easy to operate and provide the following benefits:
- A heat pump replaces your air conditioner and furnace, leaving you with less HVAC equipment to maintain.
- Heat pumps can reduce your electricity use for heating by approximately 50 percent compared to a gas furnace, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).
- Modern heat pumps sold on the market today provide more than sufficient heat in the majority of climates.
Installing a Heat Pump
Heat pumps can be installed either as central units that rely on air ducts or as ductless systems (also called mini splits) that allow you to install individual units throughout your home. They are a great solution to heating or cooling a new addition in your home that has no ductwork.
These systems also match up well in larger homes with zone control systems, in which automated dampers placed inside your ductwork can be opened and closed to adjust the temperature in individual rooms or areas of your home.
Repairing a Heat Pump
You can trust our licensed and insured professionals to fix all heat pump brands in the Savannah and Hilton Head area. Many of the issues that affect an air conditioner are the same ones which will affect a heat pump—such as refrigerant leaks or a stuck compressor.
We provide you with reliable, upfront repair quotes, and we offer 24/7 emergency repair services for your convenience. If you are not 100 percent satisfied with our work, we will do whatever we can to make things right.
Heat Pump Maintenance
Because a heat pump provides heating and cooling to your home, we recommend biannual inspections and tune-ups—once in the spring and once in the fall. This will ensure you get the most service life and efficiency from your heat pump.
Proper preventative maintenance is a key factor to extend the service life of all your HVAC equipment. Ask about our Ultimate Performance maintenance service plans that are tailored to meet your household budget and lifestyle.
Learn More About Heat Pumps
At Old Coast Heating & Air Conditioning, we take great pride in helping you get the best value out of your HVAC equipment. Our company’s success is based on building lasting relationships with every customer in Savannah, GA, Hilton Head, SC, and their surrounding areas. Call 912-250-5771 or request service online today to learn more about heat pumps and how installing one in your home makes perfect sense!