Should You Install a Heat Pump Instead of a Traditional AC?

Choosing an air conditioner for new installation can be tricky, but we’d like to help you narrow down your options with this suggestion: how about a heat pump? While you will still need a technician to help you find the right size for your home and a reasonable efficiency rating for your budget, deciding on a heat pump is a great first step to take toward long-lasting AC and heating for your home.

How It Works

When you hear contractors use the term “heat pump,” you might guess that this is a heating system. And it is; a heat pump moves heat from the air outside of a home to the air inside (and this works even during the cold Texas winters). But it’s also an air conditioning system. In fact, refrigeration is the process used to move heat from place to place, the same process used for your air conditioning system.

Refrigerant is a chemical blend used for refrigeration which can convert from liquid to gas form and back again with relative ease given the right amount of pressure. As it converts into a gas, it can absorb heat, and as it condenses to a liquid, heat dissipates. So in the summer, refrigerant absorbs heat from the inside of your home at the evaporator coil and releases heat at the condenser coil after it pumps from the compressor. In the winter, the roles of the coils reverse, and heat releases indoors after it is absorbed from the outside air.

The Benefits

The benefits of a heat pump are many. Replacing an air conditioning and heating system at once is faster than replacing the two units separately, and involves less hassle. Plus, heat pumps are highly efficient year round. This is due in large part to the fact that moving heat around uses up less energy than generating heat.

Call the friendly folks at Ardon Maintenance for more information about heat pumps and to schedule heat pump installation for your AC replacement in Huntsville, TX.

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