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Summer seems to have flown by here in Virginia, and in the Hampton Roads area, temperatures are already starting to drop. As cooler weather settles in, you may be thinking about how you’ll keep your home warm this winter and wondering whether it’s time to install a heat pump or ductless mini split.
Heat pumps can make a big difference in your home comfort and lead to lower energy bills, making them a great addition to your home’s HVAC system. But if home heating is on your mind already, chances are your neighbors are thinking about it too, and you should act fast if you want to beat the rush and get your heat pump installation scheduled before appointments book up.
A heat pump is a type of electric heating and cooling system that works by transferring heat from one place to another. In the summer, heat pumps actively remove heat from the air inside your home to keep your family cool. In the winter, they work in reverse, extracting heat from the air outside and transferring it into your home. This may seem impossible during the cold winter months, but there are always trace amounts of heat present in the air, and heat pumps are able to make use of those tiny amounts of heat to keep your home warm no matter how cold it gets outside.
Whether your heating system is on its way out and needs to be replaced or you’re looking for a more energy efficient alternative to your aging furnace or boiler, an electric heat pump is a great option. The benefits of installing a heat pump in your Virginia home include:
Mini split heat pump systems have the added benefit of operating without ductwork, which makes them easier and more affordable to install than other types of HVAC equipment. Ductless mini split heat pumps can also be used as a supplement to your existing HVAC system, allowing you to add heating and cooling to rooms that your ducts don’t quite reach, like a finished basement or a sunroom.
Winter will be here before you know it! Make sure your Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, or Norfolk home’s heating system is ready by scheduling heat pump installation with the heating, cooling, and ventilation experts at Russell’s today. We make HVAC upgrades easy for Virginia homeowners and are here to prepare your home for cooler weather so you can stay comfortable and keep your family warm this winter.