A heat pump is a great appliance that provides both heating and cooling. Central Air does not have the same capabilities and normally must be paired with a furnace to provide heating. However, there are a few caveats to having a heat pump and one is the fact that there is a certain temperature at which it might lose its efficiency. If you want to know at what temperature a heat pump can lose efficiency, keep reading this post by the pros at Acree!
At What Temperature Does a Heat Pump Lose Efficiency?
Your heat pump will slowly begin to lose efficiency when temperatures drop to 40 degrees. If temperatures go lower or at freezing point, your heat pump will still work but the heating it will provide will be minimal and it will use up far more energy. The reason for this is found in how a heat pump works; your heat pump provides heating by absorbing the heat in the outdoor air. That’s why, when the weather drops below 25, your heat pump will provide minimal heating.
Are Heat Pumps Even A Reliable Option Because of This?
It really depends on you and where you live. If you live in a region that faces more extreme or colder temperatures, a heat pump is not really a reliable option.
However, before you forget about heat pumps completely, there are some advantages of having a heat pump that you should be aware of:
- One System
One of the main reasons why people love heat pumps is because they are simply one system as opposed to a separate air conditioner and furnace. Not only do they combine heating and cooling but they can reduce the amount of time and effort that you would put into maintenance, installation and repair.
If you’re thinking of going green this year, we highly recommend heat pumps. They reduce carbon emissions and can save you a significant amount on your energy bill.
- Long Lifespan
Heat pumps have a decent lifespan of 15 to 20 years, depending on how well-maintained they are. Be sure to perform annual maintenance on it and your heat pump will provide you with all the heating, cooling and comfort that you need!
Have any more questions about heat pumps or other heating and cooling systems? Get in touch with the professionals at Acree! You can either call us at 800-937-6736 or schedule a service with us on our website! Our team of experts is dedicated to providing high quality services for your heating and cooling system. You can count on us to do the job right because we have an excellent team of trained and licensed technicians who want you to get the most out of your system. We provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our work to ensure your heating and cooling units are giving you the comfort that you need.