Of course, you should! Heat pumps are becoming quite popular for their ability to provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch! Plus, they are highly efficient and super effective! So, if you are in the market for a new air conditioner this summer, consider making the switch to a heat pump. Trust us, you won’t regret it!
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A heat pump system is a single system that provides both heating and cooling. It’s convenient, but it means you use it quite a bit. At any time of year, problems can come up with a heat pump. But homeowners in our area are often more surprised when issues come up in the winter.
We tend to use our air conditioners for longer than we use our heaters in this part of the country. But if you have a heat pump, it doesn’t matter which setting you use the most often—problems are bound to come up at some point. Cold weather can take a toll on the heat pump, but so can general wear and tear! Here are some of the most common problems we come across.
A heat pump can keep you just as comfortable as other heating systems, but there are some major ways a heat pump’s operation differs. A gas furnace is the most popular heating system in the US, but a heat pump bears little resemblance to these systems aside from its use of a blower fan and the ducts and vents in your home.
Heat pumps actually look a lot like an air conditioner, and you’ll learn more about why this is in the guide below. As it turns out, heat pumps are cooling and heating systems—and highly efficient ones too.
We strongly recommend heat pumps to homeowners looking for a new whole-house comfort system to keep them warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It’s actually an air conditioner with the ability to heat, which is why it’s perfect for a climate like ours. And it operates very efficiently due to the heat exchange process that transfers heat from one place to another.
But because these systems are still not as popular as other types of heating and cooling systems, you may feel unsure of how to keep your heat pump running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Here are our recommendations for maintaining your heat pump throughout the year.
Heating systems and cooling systems are usually two completely separate units. They may have been installed at the same time. They are likely controlled with the same thermostat. They could even use the same fan to suck in air and move it throughout your home. However, the standard setup still consists of two different units: the furnace and the air conditioner.
The most common heater found in homes in the U.S. is the natural gas furnace. This is a reliable heating system that provides whole-home comfort and can operate very efficiently if it’s professionally installed and maintained. However, in an area like ours, it might seem almost unnecessary to have a heating and cooling system that are separate from one another, especially there is an efficient option available that is both a heater and an air conditioner: the heat pump.
Heat pumps are becoming more and more popular across the country, yet few homeowners are aware of the process that allows a single machine to heat and cool your home. Heat pumps use refrigeration for the heating process and for the cooling process. But isn’t refrigeration a term used only for cooling a space? How can this same process work for heating your home?
When your air conditioner finally breaks down, the situation can seem stressful. But you can also see it as an opportunity to select a more energy efficient system for new installation. One of the most powerful and efficient cooling and heating systems available is the heat pump. A heat pump is a highly effective system for total home comfort; here’s why you should choose a heat pump for AC replacement.