When you need a new heating and air conditioning system, take the time to do some research first. You’ll have these systems for the next 10-20 years, with excellent care and maintenance, and you want it to be something that will keep you comfortable and save you money. A heat pump may be just the system for your home.
Heat Pumps Heat and Cool with One System
A heat pump is a system that uses the process called refrigeration to heat and cool a home. That word may cause some confusion, as you tend to associate a refrigeration with cooling and freezing only.
But cool air cannot simply be generated, the way heat can. You must first remove heat from a space in order to cool it, and that’s just what the typical central air conditioner does. A heat exchange process moves heat from the air indoors to the outside air.
With a heat pump, the process is able to reverse. Heat can move from the indoors to the outdoors when it’s hot out. But when you switch it into heating mode, it absorbs heat from the outside air—even as temperatures outside approach freezing—and bring that heat indoors.
And They Do It Efficiently
The most important thing to many homeowners is saving money—but they also need to stay comfortable. Evaporative coolers may cost little to run, but when it’s humid outside, you’ve got no chance of staying comfortable. A heat pump uses refrigeration to keep you cool year round, and it won’t falter just because it’s humid outside (as long as the heat pump gets regular maintenance services).
And because it moves heat from place to place, rather than generating heat, heat pumps are also highly efficient. In the winter, you can expect bills to be much lower than with other types of electric heating systems. Pick out a high-efficiency unit with a high SEER rating to save in the summertime too!
Contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. for quality heating and air conditioning services in La Plata, NM.