The humidity levels in Georgia mean that each year we can expect warm to hot summer weather and mild winters with occasional snowfalls. We need sturdy air conditioners to work for many months at a steady rate, and heaters dependable enough to handle the cold days that can show up and hang around longer than we might wish.
These conditions make installing a heat pump in Rincon, GA an excellent option. Heat pumps have the ability to cool down your house or heat it up, depending on what you need. In basic operation, a heat pump works exactly like an air conditioner, moving heat from one location and placing it in another. Unlike the standalone AC unit, a heat pump can reverse the direction of the heat exchange: in hot weather, it removes heat from your home; in cold weather, it moves heat into your home.
- Air conditioner and heater in one: Because a heat pump takes care of both heating and air conditioning in a single unit, you have two problems solved in one package. Heat pumps can struggle with extreme cold, but for a Rincon, GA winter, they work ideally.
- Fantastic energy efficiency: The heating mode of a heat pump consumes less energy than many other heating systems because it uses electricity to transfer heat, instead of burning fuel to create heat. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that a heat pump can save a household 30%-40% off its annual heating bills (compared to using electric heat). Those are immense savings!
- Humidity relief: This is an important factor for Georgia living. During the summer, a heat pump removes indoor moisture along with the heat. During the winter, a heat pump raises the indoor temperature above the dew point, creating lower relative humidity. For less humid climates, this can create problems—but for Georgia, it’s another advantage.
A heat pump won’t work for every home—there’s no “one size fits all” choice when it comes to home heating. However, if you have HVAC specialists come to your house and perform a heat load calculation (a special algorithm that takes account of numerous factors about your living space), you will find out what heating option will work best for you.
AAction Air has NATE-certified technicians ready to assist if you think you want an installation of a heat pump in Rincon, GA. Get us involved from the start to help you pick a model, and we’ll complete a top-of-the-line installation to keep you comfortable all year long.