With another tough Southeast Michigan winter looming, everyone is scrambling to find ways to stay warm without breaking the bank. At Rooter MD, our customers are always looking for ways to beat the winter weather and still save money. One of most common answers these days is, of course, heat pumps. For the uninitiated, a heat pump is a type of home heating system that uses a low amount of energy to move heat from a “heat source” like the ground or air and into a “heat sink” like your home. This device takes preexisting heat in the air or ground outside your home and captures it for your personal use.
Heat Pump Benefits
Contrary to popular belief, heat pumps can be a highly useful and energy efficient method of indoor temperature management across all climates. When it comes to energy efficiency, you just can’t beat heat pumps. Unlike other combustion based heating systems, heat pumps simply transfer heat rather than burn fuel to create it. In fact, most heat pumps are typically a little greener than a gas burning furnace.
Are Heat Pumps Still Worth it in Temperate Climates?
Yes! The answer is absolutely yes. Think of a heat pump as a supplemental heat source that helps your furnace to shoulder the heating season load. It’s an auxiliary heat source, so when you hit the heart of winter (below freezing) you don’t want it as your only heat source, but it could be your major one given you keep your thermostat set very low. A heat pump can deliver up to three times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes!
Your heat pump can be your ace in the hole when it comes to rising energy prices. Since they use preexisting heat found in the ground or air, they burn no fuel to generate enough heat to warm your home. Most new heat pumps have a “smart feature” that can tell your heating system to switch from your heat pump to your furnace depending on how cold it is outside.
We have some customers who have saved a boatload in winter energy expenses by setting their system to only switch on the oil furnace when the temperature outdoors is below freezing. Contrary to popular belief heat pumps don’t become useless once it gets cold out. Even when snow is on the ground and your breath is visible, ambient heat still exists in the air.
Call Rooter MD for All Your Heat Pump Service and Repair Needs
Rooter MD is Southeast Michigan’s heat pump specialist. Our well trained and highly experienced technicians arrive on time and perform all work to code using top grade material to ensure your family and home’s safety. Work is done efficiently and upon completion, all jobs are followed by a thorough clean up, and complete respect is given to your home. Our radio-dispatched trucks are stocked with a wide selection of repair items, tools, and emergency equipment enabling us to provide maintenance services where and when you need it. We know you’ll be more than happy with your new eco-friendly, utility-bill-slashing heat pump from Rooter MD.
If you think a heat pump is the answer to your winter utility bill woes, don’t wait until it’s too late! Call Rooter MD to schedule your heat pump installation today!
Rooter MD Plumbing & Heating performs quality residential and commercial plumbing & heating services in Michigan and provides friendly customer service during every project. We have a strong client base that has been built after providing Michigan residents with exceptional residential and commercial heating services starting in 1981. We are a complete plumbing and heating service company in Livonia, Michigan, and serve all surrounding cities in Metro Detroit including Ann Arbor, Brighton, Birmingham and Rochester areas. When you need heating services in Michigan, call Rooter MD Plumbing & Heating and speak to one of our friendly staff members. We are dedicated to providing efficient and professional heating services to all of our customers. If you are faced with a plumbing or heating emergency, let our staff know so we can do everything we can to get you to the top of our list. From a clogged drain to a furnace that needs repair, Rooter MD Plumbing & Heating is the plumbing and heating company you can count on.