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Why Heat Pumps Are Perfect for Pacific Northwest Homes


As more homeowners in the Pacific Northwest look to heat pumps to solve their home comfort problems, you may be wondering if a heat pump is right for your home. Well, we’re here to tell you that heat pump installation is one of the best decisions you can make for your home.

Let’s go over some reasons why a heat pump is not only a great investment, but why it’s the best HVAC system you could choose for our unique climate. With our mild winters and increasingly hot summers, the 2-in-1 heat pump is a perfect solution. Let’s explain. 

Do Heat Pumps Provide Enough Heat?

You may be thinking with the recent bout of frigid temperatures we’ve experienced that “mild winter” is a misnomer. However, compared to areas that endure many months of ice, snow, and below-freezing temperatures, our winter weather is considered mild. 

You’ll never have to worry that a heat pump won’t be able to adequately heat your home. Heat pumps can heat homes even in single-digit temperatures. They may struggle with efficiency at that point, but they still provide heat. 

Why They’re Ideal for Mild Climates

Heat pumps work by “pumping” or transferring heat from the outside air and transferring it into your home. Knowing this, it makes sense that heat pumps can struggle with efficiency when temperatures are below freezing or in the single digits. Again, that’s not as common here as it is on the east coast. 

Because there’s plenty of heat in the ambient air for a heat pump to tap into, you won’t have to worry about your heat pump struggling with efficiency which would raise your utility bills. In fact, heat pumps are considered the most eco-friendly HVAC system for because they run solely on electricity and don’t burn any fossil fuels. You can rest assured knowing you’ve made the “green choice” for your home heating and cooling.

Heat Pumps Provide Air Conditioning

It’s a fact that our summers are getting hotter and hotter. You can’t afford to be the last house on the block that doesn’t have air conditioning. Summer days that hit the 90s and the triple digits are becoming the rule and not the exception. It doesn’t matter if it’s only for a few days every summer–the temperatures we’ve been experiencing are life-threatening among homeowners who don’t have AC. 

This is another major reason why heat pumps are so ideal for the Pacific Northwest where the majority of homes don’t have central AC or air conditioning of any kind. With a heat pump, you’re getting an air conditioner and a heater all in one versatile system. 

Imagine flipping a switch and feeling cold air penetrate the rooms of your home. You won’t have to make do with window units that only cool down one room and don’t do a very good job of it anyway. No more hotel rooms or staying with relatives when the heat arrives. You’ll be able to keep your home at a comfortable and safe temperature.

Contact Cozy Heating Inc. to schedule heat pump installation in Arlington, WA. We Won’t Quit Until You’re Cozy.

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