Atlanta is a city with milder winters and hot summers - making this a prime area for the use of a heat pump as a heating and cooling source. While we may feel that our winters are not so mild, the way our heating and cooling systems function during the different times of year is a key indicator of system preferences. Since homeowners in metro Atlanta generally use twice as much cooling than heating, a heat pump is an efficient alternative to the gas furnace.
The area and climate is just one small part of keeping you comfortable throughout the cooler months. The design of your system, the equipment, and the Heating Season Performance Factor (HSPF), all play an important role in your comfort and monthly utility bills. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide up to 4 times the amount of energy they consume. High-efficiency heat pumps also dehumidify better than standard central air conditioners, resulting in less energy usage and more cooling comfort in the summer months. That means savings and comfort!
It is important to mention that another highly efficient home heating and cooling option is the Dual Fuel Heat Pump system. This type of unit has become a preference among many homeowners as it combines the coziness of natural gas and the efficiency of the electric heat pump. When temperatures drop, the natural gas will then cycle on and heat your home. This type of system provides the warmth comparable to gas only furnaces, the highest efficiency due to the hybrid design and an eco-friendly option to your heating needs. During the warmer months, this system offers the same level of cooling as a standard heat pump.
According to the United States Department of Energy; "Proper operation of your heat pump will save energy... Like all heating and cooling systems, proper maintenance is key to efficient operation. The difference between the energy consumption of a well-maintained heat pump and a severely neglected one ranges from 10% to 25%."
Even the best equipment can fall short of your expectations if it is installed incorrectly and poorly maintained. At Casteel, your comfort is our business. For this reason, we hire the best technicians and System Design Managers in the industry. As a Trane Titanium Club Member, we uphold the highest of standards and maintain our stellar reputation by surveying every one of our customers. Having been presented with the “Top 25 Small Business of the Year” award and having a 99.9% referral rating, we know that taking Amazing Care of our customers is the key to being the best!
Contact Casteel today to learn about your heating options. Call 770-565-5884 or schedule online.