Is a Heat Pump System Right for My Home?

Maybe you’ve heard about heat pump systems and have been thinking about updating your home comfort equipment. But you might not be entirely sure what a heat pump system is, how it works, and if it’s the right choice for you.

The good news is that most homeowners can benefit from installing a heat pump system in their homes, whether they have a central, ducted system or not. In this article, we’ll explain what a heat pump system is, some of the benefits this type of system offers, and how Empire can help. Keep reading to learn more!

What is a heat pump system?

A heat pump is a type of HVAC equipment that uses heat from the air to heat your home during the cooler months. The heat pump extracts heat from the outside air and pumps it into your home. Then, in the summer months, the process is reversed. The heat pump extracts the heat from the air inside your home and pumps it outdoors. That allows a heat pump system to offer both heating and cooling, all in one unit.

Additionally, heat pumps come in multiple configurations. Centralized heat pumps use your home’s existing ductwork to provide heating and cooling throughout your home. No ductwork? No problem. There are ductless systems available that offer the same year-round comfort as a central heat pump, but instead use a series of small units installed in rooms or zones throughout your home.

What are the benefits of a heat pump system?

Choosing a heat pump system for your home can provide you with many benefits, including:

  • Improved Energy Efficiency: Heat pumps are one of the most energy-efficient home comfort solutions available because they don’t require fossil fuel to operate, like a furnace or boiler might. In fact, the Department of Energy suggests that a heat pump can reduce your electricity use for heating by approximately 65% compared to electric resistance heating.
  • Year-Round Comfort: Heat pump systems are ideal for year-round heating and cooling, because in the winter months, they extract heat from the outside air and pump it indoors, and then reverse the process in the summer. They can replace heating and air conditioning equipment, providing comfort no matter the season.
  • Environmentally Sound: Many people look for HVAC equipment that has a smaller carbon footprint. As we mentioned, heat pumps don’t use fossil fuel to operate, making them one of the most environmentally friendly heating and cooling options.
  • Improved Indoor Air Quality: Most homeowners want to improve their home’s indoor air quality. Replacing outdated fuel-burning equipment with a heat pump means there is no threat of carbon monoxide emission from oil or gas burning. Ductless heat pump systems also provide room-by-room air filtration, as each unit has its own filter.
  • Incentives Available: The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 has extended the long-standing 25C residential tax credits for home energy improvements through December 31st, 2032. Instead of an up to $500 lifetime credit, there is now an annual credit of up to $2,000.Please visit for the most recent information regarding the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

As you can see, there are several benefits when it comes to installing a heat pump system in your home, from better efficiency to available incentives. A qualified HVAC professional, like Empire Heating & Air Conditioning, can help you make the best choice for your home.

How can Empire help me get a heat pump system for my home?

You can easily get started on finding the best heat pump configuration for your home by scheduling a consultation with Empire Heating & Air Conditioning. We can help you find out if a heat pump system is right for you, and if you could benefit most from a centralized or ductless system. And, we’ll make sure that the system you choose is professionally installed in your home, to your complete satisfaction. Call us at 404-294-0900 or contact us online today!