When your Denver, NC, home needs a new heating and cooling system, a heat pump is a wise choice. In moderate climates like Denver’s, heat pumps offer energy-efficient heating and cooling in just one system. Today’s new heat pumps offer some convenient perks, including variable-speed motors. Consider these top advantages of a variable-speed heat pump.

Minimize Drafts

A variable-speed heat pump minimizes cool or drafty areas of your home during the wintertime. When the heat pump cycles, it operates at the lowest necessary speed to get your home to the temperature set on the thermostat. The cycles are longer, which ensures that enough of the heated air reaches your entire living space. You get better temperature control and more consistency in your home’s comfort level. When the fan operates at lower speeds, it makes less noise. A quieter living space may be more enjoyable and comfortable for you while working from home or sleeping.

Increase Airflow

There’s no doubt that summers in Denver can be hot and humid. Variable-speed heat pumps provide better airflow. The longer cycles mean that there’s a higher airflow rate. All of your home’s air will be filtered every 15 to 20 minutes when the heat pump operates at the highest speed and every 30 to 60 minutes when it operates at the lowest speed. The improved airflow and filtration mean that your home’s air will be cleaner and easier to breathe.

Maximize Energy Efficiency

According to the Department of Energy, variable-speed heat pumps help maximize energy efficiency. With seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) ratings of 16 and higher, variable-speed heat pumps could lower your monthly utility bills, potentially saving you hundreds of dollars every year. To enhance your energy savings even more, choose a heat pump with the Energy Star certification.

To learn more about the advantages of a variable-speed heat pump, take a look at Lakeside Heating & Air Conditioning’s quality HVAC systems, or get in touch with us today.

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