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Some of the Best Benefits of Using a Heat Pump

As you consider the various HVAC options for your home, we encourage you to think about investing in a heat pump. This unique heating and cooling system is an all-in-one solution with a variety of benefits. 

If you are interested in heat pump installation in Birmingham, MI give our team a call. We can schedule an in-home assessment and go over your HVAC options, including heat pumps. No matter what you decide, our team is here to help. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of a heat pump for your home. 

Heating and Cooling

Perhaps on the best benefit of a heat pump is that you have heating and cooling all in one system. There’s no need to install a separate heater and air conditioner, which has the potential to save you some storage space. A heat pump uses all of the same components to both heat and cool your home, needing only a reversing valve to change the direction of refrigerant depending on your heating and cooling needs.

Plus, there’s the added benefit of ease of use. The heat pump has a reversing valve that allows it to switch effortlessly between heating and cooling during those months of the year when it can be cooler in the mornings and evenings and warmer during the day. 

Energy Efficiency

Heat pumps are also highly energy efficient. Depending on what type of HVAC system you already have, a heat pump could save you more on your monthly energy bills. This is especially true if you invest in a heat pump with a better SEER rating. 

Sure, you may have a slightly more expensive upfront cost to invest in a more energy efficient system, but the long-term benefits definitely outweigh this expense. And in fact, the monthly savings on your energy costs can easily balance out and even exceed what you spend extra upfront on installation.


Not only are you going to save more on your energy bills for 15 to 20 years, but you also lessen the wear and tear on your system. This can help to extend the lifespan even more so that your heat pump can last longer. The average lifespan of a heat pump is around 15 years, but it is not unheard of for heat pump systems to last for 20 years or longer. 


Heat pumps are also very reliable and don’t have a lot of problems. Of course, you do need to take into consideration that heat pumps need biannual maintenance appointments—once for the system as a heater and another time for the system as an air conditioner. 

Skipping out on these service appointments can lead to more problems. But as long as you are investing in the steps necessary to take care of your heat pump, you can largely avoid unexpected breakdowns and repair needs. This can mean few or no service interruptions over the life of your heat pump.

Contact Charter Home Comfort today to schedule an appointment with our professionals for heat pump service. Old fashioned values with tech savvy results! 

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