Maintaining a comfortable indoor atmosphere in your Savannah, Georgia, home isn’t always an easy task. The heat and humidity of the summer months can raise your indoor temperature, making it more expensive to run your air conditioning. One way of saving money is to add a heat pump, which is a dual-functioning unit that transfers heat from one place to another. Understanding the benefits as well as the cost to install a heat pump can help you decide if it’s a good option for your home.

How a Heat Pump Works

Heat pumps operate in a similar fashion to refrigerators, which involves the process of heat transfer. A heat pump uses refrigerant to move heat from the inside of your home to the outside air when it’s set to the cooling function. During the winter months, you can switch the setting to heat, which will reverse the flow of the refrigerant to move heated air indoors.

It’s also an extremely efficient option, helping to keep energy bills under control. Although there is a cost associated with installing a heat pump, the unit can help you save money over its lifespan without having to sacrifice home comfort.

Average Cost to Install a Heat Pump

The cost to install a new heat pump will vary, depending on the size and layout of your home. In order to provide an exact price, one of our HVAC technicians will need to perform an inspection at your home, which involves taking measurements and laying out the overall design of the system. Additional factors that impact the cost include your home’s efficiency rating, any modifications you’ve made, and the type of heat pump you choose.

We sell heat pumps by Carrier, one of the top brands in the industry that stands behind its products. The average cost is between $2,000 and $8,000.

At Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning, we can provide you with a quote for a heat pump that will provide both heating and cooling to your home, so contact us at 912-373-8447 for more information and to make an appointment.

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