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How Do Heat Pumps Work?

September 27, 2022 | Blog

Reliable heating is a top priority as summer comes to an end and the cold months are approaching. The last thing anyone wants for themselves and their family is to get stuck with no heat during an unpredictably cold Texas winter. It’s essential to take the time to properly prepare beforehand so your home will be ready for whatever weather heads our way!

If you’ve noticed some of these common signs, it’s probably time to upgrade your heater.

  • Inadequate heating
  • Strange rattling noises
  • Periodic repairs
  • Unusually high utility bill

Popular Heating Options

In today’s society, it’s becoming increasingly recognized how important sustainability is. More and more people are looking to make the switch from traditional electric heaters and furnaces to energy-saving heat pumps. The exclusive design of heat pumps makes them one of the most efficient home heating options on the market.


Because heat pumps are built with a special part called a reversing valve, they’re able to operate their heating and cooling mechanisms in very similar (but opposite) ways. These systems function like air conditioners in the summer, filtering warm air out of your house while cooling air and supplying it through your home ventilation.

The run-in-reverse process uses the same method to provide cozy warm air during the winter, pulling warmth from outside air and pumping it through your home. Because it uses heat already available instead of generating its own, individual energy consumption is reduced by up to 50% when compared with other traditional heating options.

What Does It Mean?

So, what does less energy consumption mean on an individual basis? Spoiler alert: It’s mostly good things! Less energy consumption is going to usually equate to a smaller energy bill, especially in areas where it gets pretty cold. In fact, The Department of Energy (DOE) says that heat pumps can save homeowners anywhere between $459 to $948 per year. That’s a considerable amount of money saved over the course of an average heat pump lifespan, which typically ranges from between 10 to 15 years.

How Much Does It Cost?

It’s nearly impossible to determine the cost of a full heat pump installation until a technician can come check everything out. Typically, it’ll likely run you anywhere between $4,000 at the lower end and $10,000 at the higher end, with the national average right at $5,500.

Blanco Heater Installation

These double-unit systems involve both an indoor and outdoor section to effectively supply warm and cool air. In many cases, heat pumps are compatible with your home’s existing ventilation system and won’t need any additional ductwork for installation. A Blanco AC, Electrical & Plumbing technician will be able to determine the most appropriate steps to get your new heating system up and running to its full potential.

Contact The Professionals

Don’t let unexpected heating issues be your burden this winter. Stay on top of regular HVAC maintenance to ensure that you don’t get caught in the cold – literally. In the unfortunate event it ends up happening to you, our professional team is prepared to serve all of Blanco AC, Electrical & Plumbing’s heater replacement needs!

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