Heat Pump Options
As much as 50 percent of your monthly utility bill goes to heat and cool your home. Now is the time to consider investing in an energy-efficient heat pump and take advantage of Georgia Power’s rebates for your heating and cooling system purchase.
Benefits of a Heat Pump
• Most advanced and efficient heating and cooling system
• Keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer
• Saves money on your monthly energy bills
• Lasts an average of 20 years
• More flexibility when building your home (no flues or vent pipes)
• Comes in a variety of types, so you can choose which one is best for your home
Choose the Best Heat Pump for Your Home
Want to be comfortable and save money? A heat pump is one of the most advanced and efficient heating and cooling system available today. See how a heat pump keeps your home warm in the winter and COOL in the summer—with one amazing piece of equipment.
Air Source Heat Pump is the most common electric heat pump. The heat pump has an outside unit that works in conjunction with your indoor air handling unit to move warm air. It operates as a standard air conditioner in the summer, removing warm air from inside your home and transferring it outside. In the winter it operates as a heating system extracting heat from the outside and transferring it inside the home. Any air temperature above absolute zero contains some heat.
Geothermal Heat Pump uses the near-constant temperature of the earth for its heat source. It uses special circulating water piping and the earth to transfer heat from its underground loop to the ground source heat pumps in your home. This natural heating and cooling action, in conjunction with heat pump technology, can maintain indoor spaces at a constant, comfortable temperature without burning fossil fuels. The closed-loop heating and cooling systems are a dependable, money-saving and energy conserving choice.
The VRF, or variable refrigerant flow, system is a heat pump that uses refrigerant for both heating and cooling. VRFs do not have ductwork so they are a great application for living spaces where installing ductwork is not possible or desired. A VRF system allows one outdoor condensing unit to be connected to multiple indoor units. Systems can be controlled with a central monitoring application that allows users to control the entire system from a single location or via the web. VRFs give each zone the power to control its own temperature, so heating and cooling can occur simultaneously. Since the variable-speed compressor runs only at the capacity needed for the current conditions, including partial-load conditions, VRF systems are very energy-efficient. There is minimal energy loss with VRFs as compared to 30-40% energy loss with traditional forced-air systems that use ductwork in unconditioned places like attics.
Dual-fuel (piggyback) If your home has a relatively new gas or propane furnace, the dual-fuel heat pump may be a better choice than simply replacing your old air conditioner. A dual-fuel heat pump uses a combination of two technologies to provide comfortable and efficient heating and cooling year-round. A dual-fuel heat pump is an air-source heat pump designed to work in conjunction with a forced-air furnace heating system. When outdoor temperatures drop below 35 degrees, a heat pump uses an alternate source of heat. With a dual-fuel system, the forced air furnace takes over automatically to provide constant heating comfort. The forced air furnace can be new or existing, and can be fueled with natural gas or propane. The dual-fuel heat pump works in conjunction with your present furnace, regardless of fuel type.
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Eligible residential customers can receive up to $500 in rebates for a heat pump.More Rebates & Incentives
Find an HVAC Dealer Near You
Licensed HVAC contractors and technicians are a good source for an energy-efficient, environmentally friendly home. Find participating heating and cooling dealers in your area.
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