How to Reduce Pollen in the House

Spring is a beautiful time of year. The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the grass is getting greener. But if you have allergies, the blooming flowers are not your friend. Yellow pollen blows on the breeze and settles on every surface. It even finds its way into your home.

If you or someone in your household suffers from allergies, you need to know how to reduce the amount of pollen in your house. Here are some of the best ways to manage pollen and help reduce allergy symptoms for you and your family.

  • Replace your air conditioner filters often. The filters in the intake vents of your central air conditioner are there to remove dust, pollen, and other particles from the air before it enters your HVAC system. Replacing them often will filter more pollen from the air.
  • Use high efficiency filters. Consider buying high efficiency air conditioner filters for your HVAC system. Some are even designed specifically to filter pollen from the air.
  • Take shoes and jackets off at the door. A lot of the pollen in your home comes in with you and your family when you enter your home. It helps to remove shoes and outerwear at the door to keep it contained.
  • Wash hands after getting home. Pollen settles on surfaces that are frequently touched. Have everyone wash their hands as soon as they arrive home to prevent the spread of pollen throughout the home.
  • Keep windows and doors closed. When the weather gets nice it can be tempting to open the windows and doors, but screens can’t block out pollen. Leave the windows and doors closed and use your HVAC system to keep your home feeling comfortable.
  • Don’t dry laundry on a clothesline outside. Nice weather also makes it tempting to hang your laundry on the line. But pollen will settle on your clothes and sheets while they’re blowing in the breeze and all you’ll bring it inside.
  • Dust, vacuum, and mop more frequently. Pollen that does get inside will settle on floors and surfaces, so cleaning more often will help eliminate it. If you suffer from allergies, consider wearing a mask while you clean to keep from breathing in the pollen. You can also get a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter in your vacuum to remove more particles, including pollen, from your home.
  • Have your ducts professionally cleaned. If you’ve never had your ducts cleaned, there could be pollen, dust, and other debris that is blowing around your home whenever your HVAC system runs. Consider hiring a duct cleaning service (such as Berico) to thoroughly clean out your ducts.
  • Get an air purification system. Air purification systems can improve your indoor air quality by removing particulates from the air, like pollen, and creating fresh air.

 

Berico Offers Duct Cleaning Services and Air Purifiers 

Berico is one of the only Burlington HVAC companies that provides both of these services:

 

  • Duct Cleaning Service. Berico provides duct cleaning services to remove dust, pollen, and other debris from your ducts to improve your indoor air quality and the efficiency of your HVAC system.
  • iWave Air Purification System. Berico offers installation of iWave air purification that works with your HVAC system to remove particles and pathogens from the air and produce fresh, clean air for your home.

 

Call (336) 273-8663 today to schedule service or get a quote on one of these services.

 

How Much Does AC Repair Cost?

As the weather has gotten warmer, you will find that you’ll need to turn on your air conditioner more often and soon it will be running almost constantly. Are you confident that your AC will operate properly? You may not know until you need to use it, and then you could find yourself in need of repair. Sometimes when your air conditioner sits unused for a few months, it can get a bit rusty, metaphorically speaking and sometimes literally. A tune up and thorough cleaning may be all that is needed to have it working efficiently, but in some cases an actual repair may be required to get it functioning properly.

How much does AC repair cost? Here’s what you can expect for a wide variety of air conditioner repairs.

 

Average Cost of Air Conditioner Repair

According to Home Advisor, the average AC repair cost falls between $168 and $605. But it is possible that some repairs could reach into the thousands, especially if your system can’t be repaired and needs to be replaced.

Common AC Repairs and the Average Cost Range

  • Refrigerant leak detection and repair: $225 – $1,600
  • AC refrigerant recharge: $100 – $800
  • Circuit board replacement: $120 – $600
  • Replace fuses, circuit breakers or relays: $15 – $300
  • Thermostat replacement: $115 – $470
  • AC compressor repair hard start kit: $100 – $250
  • Capacitor or contactor replacement: $90 – $475
  • Home air compressor replacement: $1,350 – $2,300
  • Evaporator coil replacement cost: $650 – $1,200
  • Condensing unit fan motor replacement cost: $100 – $700

 

What About My HVAC Warranty?

HVAC systems are often covered by a manufacturer’s limited warranty. If your system is relatively new and still covered under the manufacturer’s limited warranty, the cost of the parts for the repair may be covered. However, labor is not typically covered by the HVAC warranty, meaning you will still pay for the cost of labor on an hourly basis.

How Can I Avoid Unexpected AC Repair Costs?

No one expects their air conditioning to break down until it happens. Then you’re stuck without AC on a hot day while you wait for a repair service to get to you. And you can expect that during a heat wave, you’re not the only one with a busted HVAC system. Emergency and after hours repairs also come with an additional fee should you call for help during the night or on the weekend.

But there is a way to avoid all the hassle. Sign up for a Comfort and Protection Service Agreement with Berico. The plan includes two tune ups per year, one for your AC and one for your heat. Regular maintenance helps your HVAC system operate more efficiently and with a decreased chance of a breakdown.  Plan members also enjoy 20% off emergency and after hour fees, diagnostic fees, and repairs among other perks.

Call (336) 273-8663 or sign up for a Comfort and Protection Service Plan with Berico today.

How to Control Humidity in the House

As the weather warms the humidity tends to increase, at least in the southeastern US. Moist, heavy air tends to make the heat feel more unbearable. It can also be harmful to your home. Consistently humid air inside your house will eventually lead to mold growth, which makes your indoor air hazardous to breathe.

The humidity in your home can be controlled by your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system, but only if it is working properly. If the humidity in your home does not seem to be under control, you may be in need of HVAC replacement.

Signs of Humidity in Your Home

If you notice any of the following signs, the humidity in your home is not well controlled:

 

  • Fogged up windows. If the inside of your windows are fogged up on a hot day, there is excess humidity in your home.
  • Condensation on metal surfaces. Moisture tends to settle on colder surfaces, such as metal pipes and fixtures.
  • Musty smell. You may notice a musty smell in your home that likely means there is mildew or mold growing somewhere.
  • Mildew or mold growth. You may see mildew or mold growing on your walls or in moist areas of your home like the bathroom.
  • Peeling wallpaper or paint. Wallpaper and paint tend to peel when there is excessive humidity in the home.
  • Basement feels damp or smells musty. Basements have a tendency to be damp because they are underground, but dripping water or wet walls and floors are not normal.

 

What to Do if Your Home is Humid

The first place to start is with your HVAC system. If you have central air conditioning, it should control the humidity if it is working properly and if it is the right size for your home. Have your system and your home inspected by an HVAC expert who can assess your existing air conditioner and determine whether or not it is operating efficiently and if it is properly sized. If your system is old, it may be time for an HVAC replacement.

 

What to Do if Your Basement is Humid 

If the only humid part of your home is the basement, you may have a different problem on your hands. Start by using a dehumidifier in your basement to control the moisture. If this alone is not effective, it may help to have basement AC installed. Some basements stay cool without air conditioning, but the use of an HVAC system could be enough to control the humidity.

Already have basement AC in place? It may not be working properly if you’re still battling humidity. Have it evaluated by a professional HVAC company to ensure it is working properly. If so, you may need to explore other options such as having your basement sealed or a sump pump put in.

Get Help With Humidity Control from Berico 

Does your home feel humid in the summer? Whether you have a basement or not, your home may still be negatively affected by excessive humidity. A properly working HVAC system should be able to control the humidity levels in your home, so it may just be time for a tune-up. Berico can evaluate your air conditioner and provide repair or replacement if necessary.

Call (336) 273-8663 today to schedule HVAC service.

Why is My AC Frozen?

Dirty AC FilterIs there ice on your air conditioner? It may seem unusual, because you typically only run your AC when it is hot outside, but it is actually a common occurrence. How exactly can your outdoor unit freeze in the warm weather? There are a few different reasons your AC may have developed a layer of ice. Here’s what you need to know about why your system is frozen, how to thaw it, and when to call for AC repair in Burlington.

 

  1. Problem: Clogged Filters. Your AC relies on intake vents to draw air into the system in order to cool it down and disperse it. The intake vents have filters that remove dust, dirt, and other particles from the air as it is drawn in. When these filters get dirty they can become clogged, reducing or blocking the flow of air into your air conditioner. When there is insufficient air moving across the evaporator coil the refrigerant inside can get too cold and form ice.

Solution: Turn off your AC for a few hours to let the ice thaw. Replace your dirty filters with clean ones. Once there is no more visible ice on your outdoor unit, run the blower for about an hour. Then turn the AC back on and monitor your system for a while to ensure no more ice forms.

 

  1. Problem: Blower Failure. Mechanical issues with your AC blower can cause it to quit. When the blower isn’t working the system can’t draw in air and the refrigerant gets too cold, allowing ice to form on the outdoor unit. It essentially has the same effect as the clogged filters, but it is caused by a broken blower system instead.

Solution: Turn off your system and call an HVAC professional. Most untrained people will not know how to fix the blower for an air conditioner and trying to do so without experience or knowledge is not recommended.

 

  1. Problem: Blocked Refrigerant Lines. Sometimes clogs or blockages can occur in the refrigerant lines that result in a drop in pressure. Lower pressure leads to lower temperature and allows the system to freeze.

Solution: Turn off your air conditioner and call a professional. Attempting to unclog refrigerant lines is a job for someone with experience and training.

 

  1. Problem: Low Refrigerant. A leak in the evaporator coil can allow refrigerant to leak. When the refrigerant level is too low the pressure drops. Just like with a blocked refrigerant line, low pressure causes the temperature to drop and the unit to freeze up.

Solution: Turn off your system and call an HVAC service in Burlington. Fixing leaks and recharging refrigerant needs to be done by a trained professional. Overfilling and under-filling can cause serious problems with your air conditioner. And failing to repair the leak before recharging the refrigerant is just asking for a repeat performance.

 

Berico Provides AC Repair in Burlington

If your AC is frozen and the problem isn’t dirty filters, call Berico for assistance. Berico technicians are trained and skilled to diagnose problems with frozen air conditioners and repair them so that the freezing stops. At the first sign of ice developing on your outdoor unit, call for AC repair in Burlington and Berico will be at your door as soon as possible. Turn off your AC until a technician arrives to prevent the problem from worsening.

Call (336) 273-8663 or schedule service today.

The Many Benefits of Central Air Conditioning

Central air conditioning has become standard in American homes. Approximately 75% of homes in the US have central air, meaning a forced air system that consists of ducts to disburse the cooled air throughout the home. This modern convenience is something we often take for granted, that is, until the system breaks down suddenly and we find ourselves in need of Eden AC repair. Consider the many benefits of central air conditioning.

 

Home Comfort

The most obvious benefit of central air conditioning is comfort. Your home will feel cool and comfortable on even the hottest of days when you have central air. Advancements in technology have made air conditioners highly effective at cooling homes even when the temperature outside is scorching. Relax and sleep better during the late spring, summer, and early fall months in your cool, refreshing home.

 

Energy Efficiency

Central air conditioners are some of the most energy-efficient home cooling systems available. Technological advancements have improved efficiency, reducing the amount of electricity required to run air conditioners by at least half when compared with older systems. Central air uses significantly less energy than multiple window units and other home cooling systems.

 

Humidity Control

You’ve heard people say that it’s not as much the heat as the humidity that feels so uncomfortable. Central air conditioning controls the humidity in your home, which not only helps it feel more comfortable, but it also removes harmful moisture from the air inside your home that could lead to mold and mildew growth. Ask anyone who has mold removed from a home and they’ll tell you, the process is lengthy and costly.

 

Improved Air Quality

Even with basic disposable air filters, your central air conditioning system will improve the air quality in your home. Filters remove dust, dirt, pollen, and other particles from the air that can cause allergies and other respiratory illnesses. High efficiency filters can remove even smaller particles from the air. You can even take air quality one step further and add an air purification system to your central air which is capable of killing airborne pathogens and producing new, clean air.

 

Low Maintenance

A central air conditioning system is very low maintenance. All that is recommended is yearly tune-ups and replacement of disposable filters about every 3 months. If your home is newly built or has had any significant renovations, it is recommended that you change your filters monthly for the first 6 months following construction.

 

What Are the Best Air Conditioning Units?

If you’re considering adding or upgrading to central air conditioning, there are many high-quality systems on the market. Consider top brands like Lennox, York, Goodman, ThermoPride, and Armstrong Air to name a few. The best air conditioning units have a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) of at least 16, with top systems at a rating of 20-22.

 

Berico Provides Installation of Central Air Conditioning Units

Ready to experience the benefits of central AC? Berico is your Eden AC repair and installation expert. Berico technicians are certified to install any brand of central air conditioner. Whether you have existing ductwork or not, Berico will provide you with all of the equipment you need. Even the best air conditioning units will only operate efficiently with proper installation, so trust the job to Berico.

Call (336) 273-8663 today to schedule installation.

How Often Should You Change Your Air Conditioning Filter?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions about HVAC equipment maintenance. A forced air system, better known as central air, requires filters in the intake vents to keep dust and debris out of your system. These filters need to be replaced every so often to allow proper airflow through your HVAC system. How often? Learn the answer to this and other filter related questions.

 

  • How often should you change your AC filters? HVAC experts typically recommend changing your filters every 3 months. This is the appropriate time frame for the average home, but certain factors could make a difference. If you have pets, allergies, or if you live in a dry, dusty area it may be in your best interest to change your filters every 30-45 days.
  • What does MERV rating stand for? HVAC filters are assigned a MERV rating, which stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. The MERV rating indicates how effective a filter is at removing particles from the air. The higher the MERV rating, the better the filter and the cleaner your indoor air and HVAC system will be.
  • Are there reusable filters? Changing out disposable filters every 3 months or less makes a lot of trash and the cost can add up. Reusable filters can be washed and used again, which reduces waste and can save you money. Reusable filters cost more up front, but they can be used for multiple years before needing to be replaced. The most important thing to remember about reusable filters is that they must be allowed to dry completely before placing them back in the vents. It may help to have two sets of reusable filters so that you can put one set in while washing the others.
  • What can go wrong if you don’t change your filters often enough? Over time filters can become clogged with dust, pet hair, pollen, and other particles. When filters are clogged your HVAC system can’t draw enough air to operate properly. It may also cause dust and particles to get through the filter and into your ducts and system. You may find yourself calling a technician for AC repair when the problem is only your filters.
  • What are the long-term effects of dirty filters on your HVAC system? If your HVAC filters are clogged with dust and debris for a long period of time without being changed, it can take a toll on your system. The motor on the intake fan will have to work harder and harder to draw in enough air to operate, which will cause it to wear out faster than it should. Some of the particles will get past your filter, allowing your ducts and the mechanical parts of your HVAC system to get dirty and work less efficiently. Ultimately you will find yourself in need of AC repair more frequently and the overall lifespan of your HVAC equipment will be shortened.

 

Berico Provides Filter Replacement with Regular HVAC Maintenance 

Twice yearly maintenance is recommended by HVAC experts to optimize efficiency, prevent the need for repairs, and extend the lifespan of your system. Berico provides an HVAC maintenance plan that includes AC repair in the spring and heating repair in the fall. These appointments include filter replacement, meaning that you will only need to change your filters two other times in the year between your appointments.

 

Call 336-273-8663 today to schedule or request HVAC service.

 

What Are the Best HVAC Systems?

Do you need a new HVAC system? Whether your current system is outdated or has completely shut down, you want to replace it with the best HVAC system available. Here’s what to look for in a new HVAC system and some of the best makes and models to consider.

 

What to Look For in an HVAC System

When it comes to choosing a the best HVAC system, the following criteria are the most important:

 

  • Energy efficiency. One of the most important considerations should be the energy efficiency of the system. A high efficiency HVAC system can save you a lot of money each year, in all seasons.
  • Comfort. The ultimate goal of an HVAC system is home comfort. Look for a system that achieves optimal comfort levels.
  • Reliability. Your HVAC system needs to work, without fail, whenever you need it. Find a system that you can count on to keep your home comfortable in any weather.
  • Life expectancy. If you want to get the most years out of your HVAC system, you need to choose one that has a long life expectancy.
  • Sound. Choose an HVAC system that operates quietly to minimize the intrusion to your daily life.

 

Types of HVAC Systems

These four types of HVAC systems are currently the most widely used in homes:

 

  • Furnace and AC combination. This is the standard forced air heating and cooling system. The furnace is typically fueled by natural gas or propane and the AC is electric.
  • Heat pump. A standard heat pump transfers heat either inside or outside depending on the desired indoor temperature using electricity. Heat pumps are highly efficient, but don’t work well if temperatures fall below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Heat pump and furnace combination. This type of heat pump includes a backup furnace that kicks in if the temperatures fall below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Mini split system. These HVAC systems consist of units in each room that operate without ducts. The biggest advantage is zone heating and cooling, allowing different areas of the house to be at different temperatures. Mini split systems are electric, but recent models have improved efficiency.

 

Top Manufacturers and Models

 

  • Lennox. Both energy efficient and quiet, Lennox HVAC systems have been providing home comfort since the beginning of home comfort systems. A specific model to consider is the Lennox SL28XCV Air Conditioner.
  • Armstrong Air. Both efficient and quiet, Armstrong Air systems provide comfort at a good value. Models range in efficiency from 14 to 20 SEER.
  • Goodman. When it comes to HVAC replacement cost, Goodman systems are some of the most affordable while still offering durability and efficiency. The Goodman Split Air Conditioner is their top tier model.
  • York. York excels in the commercial sector of HVAC systems as well as residential. Best known for value, the York YXT 19 SEER Two Stage Air Conditioner is a good example.
  • Thermopride. Specializing in gas and oil furnaces, Thermopride also makes high efficiency air conditioners.

 

 

 

Berico Provides Reliable HVAC System Installation 

You can purchase the best HVAC system on the market, but it must be installed properly to achieve the efficiency rating on the label. Berico provides all of the top manufacturers and models and will install your HVAC system correctly for optimal performance.

Call 336-273-8663 today to schedule HVAC installation.

What is a Nest Thermostat and Do You Need One?

You may have heard that having a programmable thermostat can save you money on your heating and cooling costs. One type, the Nest Thermostat, is one of the most popular smart thermostats on the market. This product has a lot of benefits, but it is not the only option available. The Honeywell Pro 8000, for example, offers many of the same benefits with a few differences.

Consider this description of the Nest Thermostat to help you determine whether or not it’s worth it to get one.

How the Nest Works 

The Nest is a programmable, smart thermostat. The terms “programmable” and “smart” are not the same when it comes to thermostats. A programmable thermostat allows you to program it, such as setting specific temperatures for certain times of the day and according to the days of the week and even the monthly calendar. A smart thermostat can be controlled and programmed from a smartphone or other device, meaning you can control it when you are away from home.

The Nest can also be voice controlled through your Amazon Alexa, so you don’t have to get up to adjust the thermostat. It is also called a “learning” thermostat because it picks up on the habits of your household through motion sensors. It essentially learns when your family is home and not home and adjusts the temperature accordingly.

 

Comparing the Nest and the Honeywell Pro 8000 

Both the Nest and the Honeywell Pro 8000 are programmable, smart thermostats, but there are a few differences. The Honeywell Pro 8000 has a touch screen, which is one feature that customers say make it easier to use. Another advantage is the fact that the Honeywell Pro 8000 costs less than the Nest thermostat.

It also gives you more control over the programming. The Nest essentially programs itself, however, if you don’t like the Nest’s interpretation of your preferences, it can be difficult to override it. The Honeywell Pro 8000 takes more time to program, but it allows you to be more in control of your settings.

 

The Nest Gets Negative Reviews

Although the Nest is very popular (it happens to be the top seller of programmable thermostats on Amazon), it still has some negative reviews. The biggest complaints about the Nest are:

 

  • It is difficult to install.
  • It will not let you override the automatic setting. It “learns” and adjusts to your habits, but it won’t let you make changes if you don’t like it’s interpretation.
  • It requires pre existing wiring. If you don’t have the necessary wiring in place, there are additional products to purchase that increase the overall installation cost.
  • It does not produce the monetary savings that it boasts.

 

Which Product to Choose?

While the Nest thermostat has some positive features, Berico recommends the Honeywell Pro 8000 as the best programmable thermostat overall. It allows for more custom programming so you can experience greater home comfort. It also costs less than the Nest, which means you’ll save more money in total.

 

Berico Provides Programmable Thermostat Installation

Installation of programmable thermostats can be tricky. There are specific wires and electrical voltages that are required for proper operation. Berico provides professional installation of your smart thermostat as well as programming assistance to help you get the most energy savings possible.

Call (336) 273-8663 today or request service.

How To Never Run Out of Propane

gas stove litPropane is a versatile energy source. It can be used for home heat, water heaters, cooking, and other household appliances. If your home uses propane in any capacity, you have a tank that exists somewhere on your property. Some tanks are above ground and some are buried. They come in different sizes based on your needs. But the bottom line is that one tank can only hold a finite amount of propane, so you will need refills now and then to keep from running out.

If you’re new to propane use you may be wondering, who delivers propane? A propane home delivery service in your area can provide you with automatic refills so that you never run out.

 

How Do Automatic Refills Work?

A Berico technician can evaluate your home to determine how much propane you will use over time. The number of propane appliances you have, the square footage of your home, the temperatures in the area, and other factors are used to calculate the amount of propane you will need. If you already have a Berico tank in place, refills can begin immediately. If your tank belongs to another propane supplier, Berico will swap it out for free.

 

Berico will schedule your refills according to your predicted usage. You will only pay for the amount you receive and not a full tank if your tank was not empty.

 

How Do I Pay for Automatic Propane Refills?

Propane customers may be used to paying for propane in full at the time of purchase. Some customers even carefully plan and calculate pricing to determine the best time to buy propane to save money. With automatic refills this is not necessary. Berico takes the stress out of purchasing propane by offering a monthly payment system to make the cost of propane more affordable. Berico also offers a pre-buy price protection plan and a fixed price plan that allow you to take advantage of low propane prices.

 

Benefits of Automatic Propane Delivery

When you sign up for automatic propane delivery, you have a lot to gain:

 

  • Peace of mind. You never have to worry about running out of propane on a cold day. Berico has you covered.
  • Save money. Automatic refills will save you money over time, reducing the overall cost of your propane.
  • Easier budgeting. When you combine automatic refills with a monthly payment plan, it’s easier to budget your monthly bills.
  • Additional perks. Combine your automatic propane deliveries with an HVAC maintenance plan, and you’ll get a discount on both as well as discounts on repairs and credits toward new equipment.

 

Berico Provides Propane Home Delivery Service 

If you live in the Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, Reidsville, or Eden area, Berico can provide propane delivery service to your home or business. Berico’s service area is wide and includes a large part of the Piedmont Triad and surrounding areas. Wondering who delivers propane to your area? Call Berico at (336) 273-8663 or fill out the new customer order form.

 

How Heat Pump HVAC Systems Work

Heat pumps are a popular type of HVAC system. They are known for being energy-efficient and providing effective home comfort. A heat pump is different from a furnace in the way that it operates, yet the cooling portion is basically the same.

You may have heard good things about them, but if you’re thinking about buying a heat pump, you should know how they work before you make your decision.

 

How a Heat Pump Warms Your Home 

A heat pump transfers heat rather than creating heat. A furnace uses some type of fuel (propane, heating oil or natural gas) to create heat that is dispersed throughout your home. But a heat pump collects heat from the outside air (even when it is cold outside), draws it in, and disperses it throughout your home.

 

How does it collect heat when the air outside is cold? The key is pressure. Refrigerant is used to absorb heat from the outside air. As the refrigerant warms up and the pressure increases, it evaporates into gas form. As the heat is blown out through the forced air system to warm your home, the refrigerant is cooled and is ready to absorb more heat to repeat the cycle.

 

How a Heat Pump Cools Your Home 

The cooling cycle of a heat pump is simply the reverse of the heating cycle. The refrigerant absorbs heat from the air inside of your home. As the refrigerant warms and pressurizes, it is moved outside of your home where it is cooled down. Then the blower distributes the cool air through your ducts and out through your vents.

 

Heat Pumps Transfer Heat

The essence of a heat pump is that it transfers heat from the outside to the inside when you need to warm your home, and it transfers heat from the inside to the outside when you need to cool your home. This is what makes heat pumps so efficient. They make good use of the heat that is available.

 

Benefits of Heat Pumps

 

  • Heat pumps are extremely energy efficient because they transfer and maximize available heat energy.
  • Heating and cooling in one system. A heat pump uses the same equipment for both the heating and cooling cycles, minimizing parts and footprint.
  • Reduce carbon emissions. Heat pumps use electricity rather than heating fuel, which means they create less carbon emissions than furnaces.
  • Low maintenance. Heat pumps require less maintenance and cleaning than fuel furnaces.
  • Long lasting. A heat pump can last for up to 50 years depending on the quality, installation, and maintenance.

 

Top Brands of Heat Pumps

If you’re thinking about buying a heat pump, there are a few brands that stand out in terms of quality and longevity. A Carrier heat pump is one of the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems on the market. Lennox heat pumps are known for efficiency and affordability when compared to Trane, which is also efficient but tends to be higher in price. So do your research before deciding whether it’s worth it to pay more.  Standard, Lennox, and Rheem are reliable and efficient systems with an excellent track record.

 

Berico Provides Reliable Heat Pump Installation 

To get the most efficient operation from a heat pump, it needs to be installed properly. The experienced technicians at Berico will install your heat pump for optimal energy efficiency and long lasting performance.

 

Call (336) 273-8663 or schedule service today.