Homeowners across America have historically relied on the traditional furnace to keep them toasty-warm all winter, but there are other, more innovative heating options for the home. Even if you don’t have a furnace or live in a milder climate like that of Lubbock, Texas, it’s good to learn about some of the latest heating options out there.
Dual-Fuel Heat Pump
The dual-fuel heat pump concept essentially combines the gas-powered furnace with a heat pump to maximize comfort. Traditional heat pumps do not use fuel to operate, but the dual-fuel heat pump system does. During the winter months, the heat pump can draw on gas heat as needed, but electricity takes over when the temperature exceeds 35 degrees.
In regions with harsher winters, this type of system can potentially save homeowners thousands of dollars over the life of the system. In areas like Lubbock, where winters are milder, you can probably get by with a simple heat pump.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
One innovative option that’s already available in most of the country is the geothermal heat pump. While it’s a major investment in terms of up-front costs, a geothermal heat pump is super-efficient and can save you a huge chunk of money over its lifetime.
Geothermal heat pumps are also the greenest heating option on the market because they use the energy from the earth to heat homes. Long loops of pipes underground store liquid that’s warmed by the heat stored in the ground. Not only are geothermal heat pumps clean, safe, and quiet, but they are also reliable and have a longer lifespan than traditional furnaces.
Whether you’re looking to go green, save money on energy, or maximize your home’s comfort, Bruce Thornton Air Conditioning can help. Call BTAC at 806-589-1014 to discuss your current HVAC options. With over 50 years of experience in the industry, we’re the Lubbock area’s leading comfort specialists, and we have the expertise you’re looking for in an HVAC company.
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