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Why You Should Replace Your Heat Pump Earlier Than Expected


If you’ve had a heat pump for quite a while and it’s still chugging along just fine, you might not be thinking much about replacing it just yet. After all, a replacement could be costly, and why would you do that if it’s not absolutely necessary? 

Alternately, perhaps you’ve got an air conditioner, and you like the idea of replacing it with a heat pump and cutting your heating costs by using it to warm your home as well as cool it, but you weren’t planning on investing in a heat pump right now. Is there any reason why now would be the ideal time to get a new heat pump? Actually, yes, there are some very good reasons, and we’ll tell you all about them.

The Inflation Reduction Act

In 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act or IRA became law. The purpose of the IRA is to add hundreds of thousands of jobs in the clean energy industry, increase clean energy production until all American homes are powered with it by 2030, cut energy costs for ordinary Americans by a thousand dollars every year, and provide direct benefits in the form of tax rebates and incentives.

Incentives for Heat Pumps

Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, there’s a tax credit available for people who purchase new heat pumps. Depending on your household income, you could qualify for a rebate of up to $8,000 off the cost of a heat pump. Under the 25C Tax Credit, heat pumps are eligible for a tax credit of up to $2,000.

This is a fantastic deal! But do you need to take advantage of it right now? Keep in mind that these incentives are currently scheduled to be available until September 2031. If your existing furnace or central AC is due to be replaced in the near future, consider upgrading to an all-electric heat pump and taking advantage of these incentives.

Cutting Your Energy Costs

In recent years, there have been some major developments in AC and heat pump technology. These include a few different things that all help to make today’s heat pumps more efficient than the heat pumps of a decade ago were—even when they were brand-new.

  • The coils: New materials for refrigerant coils transfer heat more quickly and easily, getting the job done with less energy.
  • The motor: Blower fan motors that run at variable speeds can spend most of their time in energy-saving mode and only kick up to full blast when necessary.
  • The compressor: Similarly, a multi-stage compressor runs on a lower-power setting unless the demands of the home require full-power mode.

These advances mean that as soon as you get your new heat pump up and running, you’ll start saving money every month when your utility bills arrive. For all these reasons, you should start the ball rolling on heat pump replacement in Abita Springs, LA.

When you need heat pump installation or service, contact Gowland’s Heating & A/C today! Relationship over revenue!

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