Heat your home with one of the most effective heating systems available.
Between paying for everyday things like food or gas, and paying utility bills alongside a mortgage, the wallet can begin looking really skinny in no time. So if there’s a way to save on your utility bills by installing a far more efficient unit, what reason is there not to take it? Obie Comfort Solutions offers just this opportunity to residents of Framingham, MA and the surrounding areas. Learn how you can get some money back using heat pumps in your home.
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What exactly are heat pumps?
An air heat pump is a mechanical device used to transfer warm air from one place to another. It is made up of two parts, an outdoor unit and an air handler. Air source heat pumps are effective both in the winter and in the summer. During the winter months, the heat pump draws the outdoor heat and transfers it to the home or building. The heat pump removes heat from the home during the warmer months.
What advantages can you expect to see from this unit?
There are several ways that you can benefit from having a heat pump installed in your home. Some of the most common benefits that our customers constantly enjoy are:
- More control and less maintenance: Unlike traditional units, a heat pump can help control the humidity inside of your home, meaning you’ll have even more control over the interior climate. The unit also requires less maintenance than a furnace, which means you’ll get to save money that would be sent on these maintenance sessions.
- Reduced bills: Reduced heating bills are another benefit that can be reaped from installing a heat pump in your home. Heat pumps are very energy efficient for several reasons, including the fact that it can reduce the amount of time you’ll have to run your heater.
- Add value to your home: Additionally, a heat pump may increase the value of your home. This can make it more attractive to potential homebuyers.
What are other ways you can save on your heating bill?
Getting a heat pump installed in your home is not the only way that you can save money on your heating bill. You can save money on your heating bill adding insulation to your home. Insulation helps protect against heat loss. You should also make sure that duct leaks are sealed. Leaky ducts can increase heating costs by anywhere from 10 to 30 percent.
You can also save money on your heating bill by adjusting your thermostat. You can save up to 10 percent on your electric bill by increasing the temperature on the thermostat by about ten degrees for eight hours per day. If you do this, you may be able to save up to 20 percent on your heating bills. You may want to consider having a programmable thermostat installed.
If you have a ceiling fan, then you can use it to keep your home warm. Your ceiling fan can circulate warm air if the blades turn clockwise. The ceiling fan will push the warm air back down to the floor.
Additionally, you want to make sure that you keep vents clear. Vents that are blocked by furniture, rugs or other things will prevent warm air from circulating efficiently.