Heat Pumps – Year-round Comfort02/10/2015 Is it really realistic to be comfortable through every season without a hitch in your heating and cooling system? It seems like a faraway possibility, especially in Erie. Picking out which comfort system is best for you also impacts your wallet, so making the most knowledgeable decision is important to keeping your home comfortable long-term. There is a combined system that could be precisely what you’re looking for, and don’t let the title away you into thinking it’s only for heating and not for cooling. Heat pumps are cost effective and energy efficient and may be just what you’re looking for. In the cooling mode, heat pumps move heat from inside the home just like an average air conditioner. However, in the heating mode, a heat pump reverses the process and moves heat from outdoor air to heat the inside. Heat pumps can be the best solution to annual efficient heating and cooling because yes; it can do both! All it requires is to be installed and you’ll increase your energy efficiency right away if you are replacing an older dated system. Let’s break it down. What are the main benefits to getting a heat pump in Erie? Two appliances in one: Since a heat pump heats and cools you will not need a separate furnace and air conditioner. Clean operation: heat pumps run on electricity and do not [[use|utilize|need fossil fuels like natural gas or propane. A heat pump may be the right answer for you and the well-being of your home, specifically if it’s time to replace your current heating and cooling system. They are awesome all-in-one systems that, when used in the proper environment, will absolutely provide you with comfort all year long. If you would like to know more about heat pumps, how they fit into the Erie weather and if they are right for your home, give our experts at Patterson & Stirling Inc a call at 814-833-5558 or contact us online.