NuTone heat pump prices, pros and cons
A NuTone heat pump might help you save money versus using a traditional two-unit HVAC system, if you live in an area with a moderate climate.
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A NuTone heat pump might help you save money versus using a traditional two-unit HVAC system, if you live in an area with a moderate climate where temperatures don't reach extreme highs or dip to extreme lows.
A heat pump handles heating and cooling, saving you space and energy.
Heat pumps come in different forms, but they all work based on the principle of heat transfer. The heat pump air conditioner vents heat from inside your home outdoors to keep your house cool.
If you want to heat the house, the heat pump takes air from outside, warms it up and then vents it throughout your house.
Not every heat pump works in reverse to cool your home, so if you need to heat and cool, you should be sure the unit you select has both functions.
NutTone heat pumps are available in 17 different types, giving you a wide selection to choose from.
Pay attention to the seasonal energy-efficiency ratio (SEER) rating. The higher the number, the more energy efficient it is. If the rating is high enough, you might be eligible for a federal tax credit. Discuss this with a contractor to get more information.
Also pay attention the heat seasonal performance factor (HSPF). The higher this number is, the more efficient the heat pump is at heating.
The efficiency ratings for a NuTone heat pump range from 7.7 HSPF and 13 SEER to 10 HSPF and 22 SEER. A variety of units in different sizes with varying amounts of power are available. You might need a large unit with a lot of power if you have a large home with a lot of space to be heated and cooled.
All units use R-310A refrigerant, a non-ozone depleting resource that's Earth friendly.
The heat pump air conditioning unit you choose should work for a long time. All units are covered with a 10-year, all-parts warranty. If the compressor fails, NuTone has a 10-year quality pledge stating they'll replace the entire product.
After you select a unit you want, it's time to hire a contractor to install your NuTone heat pump. This is important because your warranty will be invalid if the NuTone home cooling and heating product isn't installed by a licensed contractor.
Most contractors will give you a no commitment installation estimate prior to hiring, so take advantage by getting multiple quotes to find the cheapest price.
If you don't have an air conditioner or are thinking of upgrading your AC, consider getting a NuTone heat pump instead. It can handle heating and cooling your home as long as you don't live in an area with extreme weather. It will save space and money when compared to having a heater and an air conditioner.