Choosing an Air Source Heat Pump in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, TX
- Are heat pump options available for most central AC units?
- Can I get this new technology in a packaged HVAC system?
- How much more will I pay for the upgrade?
If your home is equipped with air ducts and a gas or electric furnace, a central AC compressor and condenser unit installed outdoors probably supplies the cooling for your home comfort system. Any time you install new AC equipment for a central HVAC system, you have an opportunity to choose an air source heat pump instead. That’s also true for homes that use all-in-one packaged home comfort systems. All manufacturers of home heating and air conditioning equipment sold in Texas offer heat pump versions of almost every air conditioner or packaged model they sell. Most HVAC companies in the Dallas Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston areas can supply and install such systems at affordable prices. When you talk to a representative from any of the AC companies in our directory, they’ll be glad to show you heat pumps that are ideal for your home and how they can save you big money on your energy bills.
Save Money with Heat Pump Technology
Today, when you need to replace an older AC system, you can choose between an AC-only system or a heat pump model at all price levels and from all manufacturers, including Carrier, Lennox, Rheem, Ruud, Daikin, Goodman, Trane, Bryant, Amana, American Standard, Comfortmaker and Ducane. This new technology provides substantial savings for Texas homeowners. By spending an average of $1,000 more for your equipment purchase, you get a hybrid heating and air conditioning system without paying any more for installation. If you currently use an electric furnace, you can save up to 2/3 of the cost on your electric bills during the heating season with an air source heat pump. If your furnace burns natural gas or propane, the savings will be somewhat less, but are still more than enough to make this upgrade a smart, economical choice. Ask your AC contractor to calculate your potential savings during a consultation.
Upgrading Packaged HVAC Systems for Energy Savings
Many Texas homes rely on compact outdoor heating and air conditioning combination systems that work with air ducts in your attic or crawl space to provide year-round comfort. All of these systems are available in hybrid configurations that include heat pump technology, combined with electric or gas heating. If you’re installing a packaged system for a new home, or replacing an older, inefficient unit, you should seriously consider an upgrade. Through very economical heating during most of the winter, you can save plenty on your electric bills. Typically, you’ll save enough to pay for the additional cost of the upgrade very quickly, and enjoy additional savings over its entire lifetime.
Air Source Heat Pump Versions Available from All Manufacturers
The Texas air conditioning company you contact may specialize in equipment from a single manufacturer or may offer you a choice from a long list of manufacturers, including Lennox, Daikin, Bryant, Carrier, Goodman, Rheem, Ruud, American Standard, Trane, Ducane, Comfortmaker and more. In every case, you’ll have an opportunity to select a heat pump version of almost every model and size of system, whether it’s a stand-along AC unit or a packaged central HVAC system. The additional cost isn’t high, and it will cost about the same to install as an AC-only unit. The money you save over the life of that system, though, will more than compensate for that additional cost. If you decide on the basic air conditioning system, you may be missing an opportunity for big savings that can mean increased value over time.
Before You Choose a Central AC System, Consider an Air Source Heat Pump Model
Installing a new central AC system or replacing an older model is a sizable investment in your home. Wherever you live in Texas, you’re in a climate area that is ideal for saving money by choosing an air source heat pump. More Texas homeowners every year are learning how much they can save, and are joining their neighbors in selecting this technology. There are many reputable air conditioning companies that specialize in installing and maintaining this new equipment across Texas, from Galveston, Magnolia and The Woodlands to Baytown, Katy and League City in the Houston metro, from Mckinney, Hurst and Forney to Euless, Mansfield and Cleburne in the Dallas Ft. Worth area, and from Campbellton, Losoya and Frio Town to Fentriss, Boerne and Helotes in the San Antonio area. Before making any decision, ask your HVAC contractor to discuss this new option. They can show you calculations of the savings you can expect and help you decide if such an upgrade is a good choice. That can mean outstanding value and improved comfort for you and your family.