A heat water pump can be quite costly when it is first purchased and installed, but the cost of the pump is outweighed by the long term savings one derives in terms of energy usage. Today's heat water pumps can begin at $3,000 but can exceed $5,000 to $6,000 or more by the time the device is ordered, shipped and installed by a professional technician.
Foregoing a professional installation is not recommended if one is looking to save money on the initial purchase either; these devices require the installation of electrical wiring and ground loops or open loops that must be installed correctly if the pump is going to work properly.
There are however, other ways to save money; a consumer can comparatively shop for available water to air heat pumps or heat pumps and get the device at the best price possible.
Secondly, the consumer can get a tax credit at the end of the year for the installation of certain ground heat pumps: the Climatemaster heat pump can provide the consumer with a tax credit equivalent to 30 percent of the pump purchased.
In addition, if ordering online the consumer may be faced with shipping charges equivalent to a couple hundred dollars; if the pump is picked up at a local site, the consumer can forego shipping and handling charges entirely.
Since water to air heat pumps and traditional heat pumps are so costly, consumers will want to make the absolute most of their investment. It will be necessary to learn how to properly maintain the parts and components of a heat pump so that the device will always remain in good working order; proper maintenance also ensures that the warranty remains in full effect too.
It is recommended that anyone investing in water to air heat pumps and traditional heat pumps for heating a swimming pool should plan ahead for regular service and maintenance of the pump. One should speak to a technician about regular maintenance costs and get a price quote in advance. The technician can advise the consumer about what a maintenance checkup involves, what parts and components are maintained, and what kinds of guarantees are offered on maintenance services.