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Because heating can account for a significant percentage of your power bill, selecting the best option to heat your Pittsboro, North Carolina, home can help you save money. When it comes to heating options, heat pumps are very cost-effective because instead of generating heat, they move heat.

How Does a Heat Pump Work?

A heat pump is a heating system that transfers warm air from one place to another. Specifically, it transports heat from where it is least required to the place it is needed the most. Heat pumps are an efficient way to heat your home during the cold seasons. They not only take a short time to heat your home — usually only 10-20 minutes — but they’re also easy to maintain.

How Heat Pumps Help You Save Money

Compared to alternative forms of heating, using a heat pump in your home can help you save money. A heat pump’s running cost depends on the duration of its use and its energy output. Here are the following you can save money using your heat pump:

  • Clean your heat pump filter regularly or repair it before winter. A clean filter means your heat pump will function more efficiently, using less energy and saving you money on unnecessary costs.
  • Keep the setting low. 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit is usually ideal. Setting your heat pump to a higher temperature does not heat your home faster but only uses more energy. Program your heat pump to turn on a few minutes before you need it.
  • Only heat the space you are using. If you want to conserve energy, turn on the heat pump when people are actually in your home and not when everyone is away at work or school. You should get your house insulated so that it can retain heat and make your heat pump more efficient.

Are your utility bills higher than normal? Upgrading your system with an efficient heat pump might be the solution. Start saving real money on your energy bills by reaching out to A&E Heating and Air Conditioning. Give us a call today at (919) 823-5992.

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