When you purchased your home you thought of it as an investment, something that would build value over the long term and save you money you would otherwise spend on renting a place to live. For most of modern history we have never been able to think of a home heating and cooling system as a purchase that will pay back value to the buyer. The current generation of heat pumps are changing that thinking. Today, modern air-source heat pumps are so energy efficient they can reduce monthly electric bills and pay for themselves in savings in a matter of years.
An excellent example of the current generation of energy-reducing heat pumps is the Rheem 15PJL Series. The 15PJL uses a scroll compressor and a reverse-cycle system to provide year round heating and cooling while also being more energy efficient than a traditional air conditioner and gas furnace system. The 15PJL can achieve up a to a 15 seasonal energy efficiency ratio, a value almost guaranteed to reduce your monthly expenditures, and the more expensive energy is in your region of the country, the more you save.
Rheem has also constructed the 15PJL heat pumps to last for years. The unit is protected by a sturdy cabinet and the condenser and evaporator are made of copper tubes and aluminium fins for maximum heat conduction and corrosion resistance while the louvered guard design allows constant air flow, but prevents the entry of foreign contaminants. All that durability is also covered by limited warranties on the compressor and the parts.
If you are looking for a long-term investment in your heating and cooling future, then an air-source heat pump like the Rheem 15PJL Series might be the right place to put your money.