Electric Heat Pump Services in Dallas, TX
Homeowners in Dallas often opt to replace their current HVAC unit with a heat pump when they’re interested in a system that will help them save significantly on their energy bills. Total Air has provided reliable heat pump services (including services for the latest electric heat pumps) to Dallas Metro homeowners for over 60 years, so we’re always available to provide 24/7 emergency repairs or answer any questions you have about heat pump replacements.
Electric Heat Pumps: One System for Heating & Cooling
An electric heat pump uses electricity to pull air at a temperature you want from outside your home and transfer it inside. It uses much less energy than a standard air conditioner, furnace, or other HVAC systems because it doesn’t create hot or cool air.
Unlike most HVAC systems, you can use an electric heat pump all year round. In cold weather, your electric heat pump will pull warmer air from the outside and move it inside. An electric heat pump can pull cooler air from outside and move it indoors in warm weather. You’ll only have to keep up with maintenance and repairs for one system instead of two separate units for heating and cooling.
Gas vs. Electric Heat Pumps
Gas, usually dual-fuel heat pumps, and electric heat pumps are ideal heating and cooling solutions in terms of the range of weather we experience in Dallas. The typical complaint homeowners in colder climates have for heat pumps — that they don’t perform well when outside temperatures drop below 10 to 15 degrees — is only a problem for us a few days out of the year.
That said, gas and electric heat pumps each have pros and cons. With gas or dual-fuel heat pumps, your home will always be warm and comfortable even if you lose power, but you’ll pay more for natural gas over time. You’ll also need to keep a close eye on your unit for potentially hazardous maintenance problems common in gas-powered furnaces.
Electric heat pumps will keep your home comfortable all year round and help you save money on your energy bills. But they sometimes struggle to perform well in extremely warm or cold weather. Plus, if the power goes out, you won’t have a way to heat or cool your home to stay comfortable.
Point-of-Sale Tax Rebate With HEEHRA
Dallas homeowners can save thousands of dollars or even fully cover costs when switching to a heat pump. Starting in spring 2023, the rebate associated with the High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Act (HEEHRA) will be available at the point of sale, meaning there will be no need to save a receipt and send it in for a refund on your next tax return. The rebate will automatically deduct at the time of purchase.
The rebate amount you’ll receive depends on your household income and the heat pump you choose to install.
Energy Efficiency & Electric Heat Pumps
Electric heat pumps are known for their energy efficiency. According to the Department of Energy, you can reduce electricity use by approximately 50% when you switch to an electric heat pump. They also dehumidify indoor air better than air conditioning units, which translates to increased savings and more comfortable summers in Dallas.
Choose Total Air for Electric Heat Pumps in Dallas, TX
If you’re interested in installing a new electric heat pump in your home, reach out to Total Air for a quote. Our team is not comfortable until you are, so you can depend on us to provide reliable electric heat pump services—whether you need a heat pump replacement or 24/7 repairs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of maintenance does a heat pump need?
Because heat pumps function all year round, we recommend scheduling a professional heat pump maintenance appointment twice yearly — once before the heating season and once before the cooling season. A heat pump technician will inspect and change the filters, clean the coils, remove obstructions, and more.
How long will my heat pump last?
Heat pumps last around 10 to 15 years. You can lengthen the service life of your heat pump by ensuring it receives routine maintenance.