The One HVAC Unit Every Home Should Have

No two homes are built alike, so they all have different heating and cooling needs. Climate plays a big role too. A Florida homeowner can do without the powerful gas furnace that's basically essential in Michigan or Wisconsin. The same is true for air conditioning. But there is one HVAC unit that we think every home in America would benefit from.

Energy Efficient Heat Pumps

HVAC equipment is definitely not a one-size-fits-all industry. Different homeowners have different needs. Different state and national laws make some systems more regionally advantageous than others.

That being said, if we had to pick an HVAC unit we think most homeowners should adopt, we'd go with energy efficient heat pumps.

Most people in the United States have an air conditioner to cool their home in summer. An energy efficient heat pump is basically a more versatile air conditioner. Thanks to tougher efficiency requirements, the latest energy efficient heat pump is a lot more eco-friendly than previous generation cooling systems. Even if you don't care about the environment, better efficiency means you pay less each month on your utility bill.

Where heat pumps really pay off is with their ability to reverse cycle for seasonal heating. This versatility can play a big role in annual energy savings. Many homeowners will be able to get through an entire winter season with only their heat pump. Even those who will rely on a gas furnace to get through the coldest winter days will still save money and shrink their carbon footprint.

The combination of dual-purpose versatility and efficiency makes the humble heat pump a far superior choice to single-application air conditioners. Which is why it is the only HVAC unit we think every American home should have.

Do you have a heat pump in your home? Are you thinking about getting one? Let us know in the comments below.

4 comments (view/add)
  • john
    Posted on 9/11/2018

    above is so true. we live in central illinois. we put a heat pump in 20 years ago. we have a lp gas furnace. the house is 1300 sq ft. the heat pump is 2.5 ton it keeps the house very comfortable down to 0 degree. i have a outside thermostat that shuts it down at that temp. we have had no problems with it. it does have a scroll compressor. we run the daylights out of it. i do plan on up grading the system in the coming weeks. going all the way to 18 seer hp and modulating furnace. i'm hoping this will even save more. thanks

  • Kyle
    Kyle from Ingrams
    Posted on 9/12/2018

    Thanks for the info, John!

  • Pieter Degroot
    Pieter Degroot
    Posted on 10/27/2018

    I'm living in NW Arkansas and my heat/cooling unit broke down for a home of 1400 sq foot
    The Aircond gui insist I replace it with same type unit while I like Heat pumps/wall heaters
    for the type of weather here, His price for the exchange would be ruffly $5000 What say you???

  • Kyle
    Kyle from Ingrams
    Posted on 10/29/2018

    For a 1400 sq ft home, you could get something like a MRCOOL Olympus multi-zone. You can find one online for around $3,000. They do require professional installation.

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