Heat pumps perform cooling and heating functions by using a chemical refrigerant that transfers heat between the outdoors and your home. Because they run all year long, you can expect your Las Vegas heat pump to last for about 10 to 12 years. A new heat pump offers many energy-efficient features that is designed to enhance your comfort, including these three options.
Save Money With a Multi-speed Motor
A heat pump with a multi-speed motor saves electricity and could lower your heating and cooling costs by up to 20 percent each month. It does this by operating at the lowest speed needed to reach the temperature on your thermostat, explains the Department of Energy. These motors cycle fewer times per day, but their cycles are longer. Decreasing the total number of cycles also extends the heat pump’s lifespan.
Increase Comfort With a 2-stage Compressor
A 2-stage compressor costs more upfront, but it will pay off in energy savings. It has a low setting and high setting. For the mild winters in Las Vegas, the compressor operates at the low setting, saving money. On the hot summer days, it will use the high-speed setting in order to maintain comfort. According to the Department of Energy, this type of compressor could significantly lower your utility bills because it only uses the high speed when necessary.
Choose Home Automation Zoning
Split heat pump systems allow you to set up home automation zoning in your home. If you like it cool in your bedroom while you sleep, you can set up the new system’s smart thermostat to keep your bedroom cool and the rest of the house warmer. This saves money. You can set up multiple climate zones within your house, creating customized comfort for your whole family.
For more information about choosing a new heat pump, take a look at Zen Aire Air Conditioning and Heating’s heat pump installation services, or give us a call.