Replace Your Furnace With A Heat Pump

October 25, 2023

If your furnace is getting past its prime, or if you’re planning a new build in the Greater Cincinnati, OH, region, you may have considered going with a heat pump system instead of installing another furnace.

Heat pumps are gaining popularity, with international sales increasing by 11% from 2021 to 2022.

There are pros and cons to both types of heating, which we will walk you through so you can make the most informed decision for your comfort and budget.

A professional technician installs a new heat pump outside of a home

What Is a Heat Pump and How Does It Work?

A heat pump is a heating and cooling system connecting to either an outdoor air source or the ground outside your home.

Heat pumps rely on refrigerants (a liquid that can easily evaporate). This refrigerant is circulated through a system of coils and pipes, absorbing heat from the outside air or the soil and transferring it into your home.

In the summer months, the heat pump does the opposite, absorbing heat from the air inside your home and then sending it outside while keeping your home at a comfortable temperature.

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Benefits of Heat Pumps

  • Safety: Heat pumps don’t burn carbon monoxide, pose a fire hazard, or have hot surfaces.
  • Effective, consistent heating: Heat pumps are remarkably efficient, rapidly bringing the temperature of a room or a whole house up to the desired level and keeping it there until you adjust it.
  • Cutting your energy cost in half: You economize with a heat pump because it’s highly energy-efficient.
  • Ease of use: Heat pumps are simple to operate. If you are on the go, you can keep tabs on your system via an app. At home, touch a button.

Drawbacks of Heat Pumps

  • Not for all homes: A heat pump is not the best choice if your residence is not well insulated.
  • Installation can be pricey: Installing a heat pump can be more than 20% more costly than installing a gas furnace. The money you save in the long run will probably make up for it.
  • Investing in new radiators: The radiators you already have for your gas furnace probably won’t work as well with a heat pump.

Why You Should Consider Replacing Your Furnace With a Heat Pump

If you have an aging furnace nearing 15 years old and want better energy efficiency, a heat pump may be for you. It also depends on your financial flexibility. However, Rick’s Heating & Cooling offers coupons for our customers, which can help you save some upfront.

We also offer free on-site estimates so you can shop around and know you’re getting the best deal in the Cincinnati area.

For a precise, professional heat pump installation in Morrow, OH, reach out to Rick’s Heating & Cooling at (513) 899-6005!