A heat pump is an all-in-one cooling and heating system.
During summer months, it works like an air conditioner, moving heat from inside your home to the outdoors. When the weather's cooler, it does the opposite, taking heat from outside and moving it inside.
Be aware, heat pumps cost more upfront, yet pay for themselves quickly since they’re utilized all year round. When used as part of a Hybrid Heating Dual Fuel System, heat pumps work perfectly for keeping a steady flow of comfortable air circulating throughout your home, preventing energy loss that may occur from frequent start and stop thermostat changes.
Energy Savings and Tax Credits Equal Real Cost Savings for Homeowners
As an example, a consumer who lives in a typical 2,000-square-foot home can reduce the electricity usage associated with heating and cooling his or her home by approximately 12 percent annually by installing a Lennox high-efficiency air conditioner* with two solar modules and by 86 percent by installing the air conditioner with 15 modules. In other locations, the homeowner would see around a 25 percent reduction in air conditioner electricity usage with two solar modules, and about a 180 percent reduction (meaning more energy production than air conditioner consumption) with 15 modules. The savings increase even more in sunnier areas of the country.
In addition to the costs savings and incentives offered by many local utility companies for using high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment and/or renewable energy sources, the new SunSource system makes homeowners eligible for solar tax credits (if available at that time). In fact, these benefits, when combined, can cover up to 94 percent of the cost of the solar modules, including installation**.
The new Lennox SunSource Home Energy System will be available with several products from the Dave Lennox Signature® Collection, which is the company's line of premium heating and cooling products, offering the quietest, most efficient operation and a premier level of performance.