Although heat pumps have become more and more common as the years pass by, many homeowners have not yet heard of the efficiency and performance of these dual functioning comfort systems. A heat pump is basically a central air conditioner, installed in the same way as a standard unit but with a few modifications.
Usually, refrigerant (a chemical blend) cycles from the indoor to the outdoor units, absorbing heat from the air in the home and releasing this heat outdoors. Heat pumps have additional valves that allow refrigerant to reverse. In heat mode, refrigerant absorbs heat from outside of the home and brings this heat indoors. In other words, a heat pump is both a heater and an air conditioner! Find more about the benefits of heat pumps detailed in the list below, and call a technician for more information.
- Heating and Cooling Capability: A heat pump still works for heating even when temperatures outside are low. In an area like ours, this is the perfect system to use for home comfort for the entire year.
- Cooling Efficiency: Heat pumps carry high SEERs (seasonal energy efficiency ratios), which means your new heat pump may use a lot less energy than your older air conditioning system did.
- Heating Efficiency: Heat pumps are also very efficient for heating, more so than most other types of electric heating systems. This is because they do not have to generate heat; they only have to move it.
- Dual-Fuel Hookups Available: In case the heat pump is not powerful enough, you can still add a furnace to a heat pump with dual-fuel capabilities. A dual fuel system is able to switch back and forth between the furnace and the heat pump for maximum efficiency.
Contact AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. today for heat pump installation and service in the Bluffton area. We’ll be sure to do a quality job at a fair price.