A heat pump is a single electric appliance that can replace both your traditional air conditioner and home heating system (like a furnace or boiler).
Our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) experts possess high levels of experience and knowledge to install, or replace, your home's heat pump. If you are considering a new heat pump installation or replacement, you will not find more qualified and reliable professionals than you will at Better World Builders in Kalamazoo, MI, and the surrounding cities.
How Are Heat Pump Systems Different?
Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. They work differently than more traditional heating and cooling systems.
Heat pumps take heat from the outdoors and transfer it into your home when Michigan outdoor temperatures dip. Then during the warmer season, they move the heat from inside your home outdoors.
Because heat pumps transfer heat from one location to another instead of creating heat, heat pumps are very energy efficient, costing you much less in energy than conventional HVAC systems.
That may sound counterintuitive—after all, how can something move heat from the outside air when it’s 20 degrees outside? But heat is just energy, and there’s energy in the air all the way down to absolute zero, which is -465°F. Heat pumps designed for cold climates can keep your home warm — without a backup heating source — even when outside temperatures are below -20°F.
Heat Pump Benefits
Just one of multiple benefits of a heat pump is its energy efficiency, which saves you money year-round. Heat pumps are 3 to 5 times more efficient than most current fossil fuel heating systems. This is because it takes less energy to move heat around than to produce it.
If you don't have a heat pump in your Kalamazoo, MI, area home, now may be the time, while you can take advantage of fantastic Inflation Reduction Act rebates and tax incentives! Our heat pump installation experts will take care of the service for you as well as give you the advice needed to reduce your energy consumption and lower your home's energy bills.
Another benefit is the positive impact a heat pump can have on your home's indoor air quality (IAQ). Since a heat pump is simply transferring heat instead of creating heat with fossil fuel, it does not contribute to poor indoor air quality.
When paired with clean electricity sources like rooftop or community solar, heat pumps warm your home without warming the planet. Even if your electricity supply isn’t 100% clean today, heat pumps are still more climate friendly than other heating systems because they use so much less total energy.
And as the grid gets cleaner, their emissions will continue to fall. At Better World Builders, our Inspectors and Auditors only work with the industry's leading systems and materials, so you can rest assured your heat pump will keep you climate friendly and comfortable for years.
Heat Pump Installation and Replacement
If you are considering replacing your current heat pump or if you are thinking of converting from a traditional HVAC system to a heat pump, talk to one of our Better World Builders professionals. We recommend involving us from the beginning of your project, so we can help you save time and money with the best decisions, best rebates, and incredible IRA tax incentives!
Our experts have the experience and knowledge you are looking for in heat pump installations no matter what your project may be. We will give you a written proposal so you can read what we suggest and the work we propose to do. We also offer financing to help you with your heat pump investment. Contact our team of experts at (269) 383-7862 or request service online here in the Kalamazoo, MI, area to discuss how a heat pump can help you achieve the comfort level you want in your Michigan home.