Heat pumps are highly recommended for homeowners across the country looking to install a new air conditioning system. But they are particularly useful for those in the warmer areas of the U.S. Heat pumps can help you save money year round, not just in the summer, but they work best in warmer climates. That’s because heat pumps use the energy in the air around them to operate. Let’s take a closer look.
Heat Pumps Are ACs that Run in Reverse
The heat pump can operate as a heater, but the design operates under the same principles as the conventional AC. Conventional air conditioners have an outside unit containing a fan, coil, and compressor, as well as an indoor unit with a fan and an additional coil. Refrigerant moves between both portions, absorbing heat from the air in your home as it converts to a gas in the inside coil and releasing heat outside when it converts back to a liquid.
Heat pumps contain additional components that allow it to run in reverse as well. So, when it is in “heating” mode, the refrigerant absorbs heat from the outside air and moves it indoors. This works best when it is not too cold outside, though it can work even in very cool weather.
Should You Get a Heat Pump?
There are a number of factors that may affect your decision to install a heat pump, such as your budget and the condition of your current heater. But in general, it can be a welcome addition to any home. You can replace both the heater and AC at once, and save a lot of money through the years as these are highly efficient, durable, long lasting systems. You can even get a heat pump if you don’t have any ducts in your home at all, or in a single room. Just ask your local air conditioning technician about ductless air conditioning and heating installation.
Call the friendly professionals at AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. today to schedule your appointment for the installation of a high-efficiency heat pump in the Pooler, GA area.