Should I Buy a Heat Pump?

If you can’t stand the summer heat in your Colorado home, simply move it outdoors. You can grab it again this winter and use it to warm up indoors.

In a nutshell, that’s basically how a heat pump can keep you comfortable year-round.

This versatile heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system extracts heat from the outdoor air in the winter, sending it indoors, and then reverses the process in the summer, moving it from your living space to the outdoors.

An electric heat pump operates with or without air ducts. It can work in tandem with a secondary heating system such as a gas furnace, and when paired with multiple air handlers, it can achieve zoned heating and cooling.

At Bryant Colorado, we work with dozens of Bryant factory authorized dealers who can help recommend a heat pump that will work reliably and efficiently in your home. We make it easy for homeowners to find qualified HVAC pros in Denver-Metro South, Metro-West, Metro-East, Metro-North, the Eastern Plains, Northern Colorado, and Southern Colorado.

When it is time to say goodbye to your air conditioner and furnace, click our Find A Dealer link online and connect with a Bryant factory-authorized dealer. A qualified dealer can help you decide if a heat pump is best for your home.

One System, Two Functions

A heat pump streamlines the number of HVAC systems you need at home. You no longer maintain separate heating and cooling equipment because your heat pump does both. It mimics an air conditioner in the summer and provides heat, although in a distinctly different way from a gas furnace, in the winter.

Furnaces create heat by burning fuel, such as oil or natural gas. Because heat pumps transfer rather than create heat, they are highly efficient. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), air-source heat pumps “deliver up to three times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes.”

Its efficiency is through the roof compared with furnaces and boilers.

Heat Pumps Handle Cold Weather

Air-source heat pumps have come a long way over the past 60 years. Initially, they were popular in southern states with mild climates. In northern areas, they lost efficiency when temperatures tumbled. Today, thanks to technological advances, air-source heat pumps are viable even in sub-zero temperatures.

Let a pro from Bryant Colorado’s factory-authorized dealer network help you choose the best type of heat pump for your heating and cooling need If you plan to remove old or damaged ductwork, or have areas inside your home without air ducts, ask about installing a ductless mini split. 

A mini split consists of a heat pump that connects to one or more air handlers mounted on the walls or ceilings of rooms throughout your home. Each handler has a thermostat, enabling you to set different temperatures from room to room.

Zero Emissions

Heat pumps do not emit harmful gases and particulate matter that might harm your health. If you are concerned about climate change and the environment, a heat pump checks every box. 

If you install a heat pump through 2032, you can claim a federal tax credit of 30 percent of its cost, up to $2,000. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 also set aside federal dollars for rebates for certain high-efficiency appliances, water heaters, and heat pumps. Individual states are working on distribution plans. Rebates may be rolled out later this year or in early 2024.

Talk to a Heat Pump Expert Today

Heat pumps are efficient, environmentally friendly, and reliable, even when the outdoor temperature plunges. Find a qualified Bryant factory-authorized dealer to assist you with your heating and cooling needs. Visit our Bryant Colorado directory and find a dealer near you.