Newport KY Heating Guide: Supplementing Your Heat Pump

A heat pump is a great way to heat and cool your Newport KY home efficiently. Because they transfer heat rather than consuming fuel to create energy they greatly reduce the amount of energy you use in the process and can help lower utility costs. However, heat pumps can have trouble maintaining comfortable temperatures in harsh climates. Here is some helpful information about supplementing your heat pump to ensure your year round comfort from Greater Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning.

On very cold days, your heat pump may not be able to provide adequate heating power to keep your home warm. A supplemental heating system, such as a furnace, can help make up the difference. Forced air systems can even share your heat pump’s existing ductwork, so installation is not necessarily a big project.

Large homes present another challenge to your heat pump. While proper sizing of a heat pump should generally allow it to heat and cool your home effectively some residences may have enough space that a single heat pump simply cannot reach the capacity necessary to maintain comfort. Upgrading to a larger heat pump may solve the problem, but supplementing it with an additional heater or air conditioner backup may be more cost effective.

Heat pumps run on electricity, and though they don’t use very much of it when heating and cooling your home they still require it for operation. When the power goes out this reliance on electricity can become a problem. It doesn’t have to, though. A supplemental heating and cooling system with an alternate power source can guarantee you comfort in the event that the electricity goes out. A backup generator, properly sized, can also keep your heat pump working in the time that the power is down.

There are many options to consider when choosing a system to supplement your Newport KY heat pump. If energy efficiency and eco-friendly power is a priority for you you may want to consider the installation of a solar energy system in your home and a home comfort system that utilizes that power. Traditional forced air systems are a popular option and can use existing ductwork when supplementing your heat pump. You won’t need to have a whole system installed and the sustainable energy source is a good choice for the environment. If you want more information about supplementing your heat pump for consistent comfort call the heating and air conditioning experts at Greater Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning. We can answer any questions you may have.

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