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What Are the Benefits of Inverter Technology in Heat Pumps?

If you’re shopping around for a heat pump, you want to make the best decision possible about which type of unit to install. After all, it’s a decision that you have to live with for the next 10 to 15 years or maybe even a little longer. 

If you’re looking for the most energy-efficient heat pump, an inverter heat pump in Roanoke is a great choice to make. You can keep reading to learn more about what inverter technology is and how it helps a heat pump to operate both more efficiently and more effectively.

More Consistent Heating and Cooling

Inverter technology essentially allows your heat pump to alternate between different speed settings for both heating and cooling. A standard heat pump has a single-speed setting. This means that when the unit turns on to heat or cool your home, it is always operating at the same speed. 

But there are times of the year when your heat pump needs stronger operation because it is working against more extreme temperatures. At other times of the year, temperatures are milder and your heat pump may not have to work as hard to produce heated or cooled air.

The variable speed technology with an inverter heat pump ensures that your heat pump is working at a speed appropriate for the amount of heating or cooling needed from your unit.

Quieter Operation

A heat pump that uses inverter technology is also quieter to operate. This is because the majority of the time your heat pump doesn’t need to be operating at maximum capacity. It can operate at a lower speed and still keep your home comfortable, making it quieter to operate overall.

Less Space Needed

Since inverter technology is so energy efficient, the units are smaller compared to a standard heat pump. This means that you can save a little bit of space when storing the indoor portion of your heat pump. Of course, you want to keep in mind that this is for a more traditional heat pump that requires attached ductwork.

Available for Ductless or Ducted Units

The good news is inverter technology is available on ductless units as well. As we already mentioned above, ducted units are smaller compared to a more standard heat pump that doesn’t have inverter technology. But the same is true of ductless units. You can enjoy inverter technology and have the added bonus of completely eliminating the need for an indoor unit at all. 

Having a ductless heat pump that uses inverter technology will save even more space and be more energy efficient compared to a ducted heat pump. Ductless models are already more energy efficient, and when you add on the option for inverter technology you only boost that efficiency more.

We can help you make the best choice for heat pumps with inverter technology. Rely on the experts at W.C. Butler Heating and Air Conditioning and schedule an appointment today.

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