An air conditioner is an air conditioner, right? WRONG! There are a lot of different types of home cooling systems out there. You cannot equate them all. Sure, they all cool homes. That's what air conditioners do. But they don't all do it in the same way or with the same quality of results. A window unit air conditioner, for instance, will cool your home. But nowhere near as well as a central air conditioner will. And neither stacks up to a heat pump.
If you are looking for a unique home cooling system, then a heat pump is what you're after. Heat pumps have a number of benefits that other systems just don't offer. Why? Because only the heat pump b& well, we'll get to that below. First, let's just remind you that no AC will operate at peak performance levels if not properly installed and serviced. That's where we come in. Schedule your HVAC services in Arden, NC with our team.
One Heat Pumps Heat and Cool!
Yes, you read that right. A heat pump is not just an air conditioning system. A heat pump is also a heating system. And no, this doesn't mean you have to buy a whole bunch of different equipment or that you have to swap out components from season to season. You simply switch the heat pump's mode back and forth at the thermostat. Its reversing valve makes it just that simple.
When in cooling mode, heat pumps draw heat out of the air in the house by evaporating refrigerant in the indoor coil. That refrigerant is then condensed in the outdoor unit in order to release heat. When in heating mode, that process is reversed. Even in cooler weather, there is thermal energy that can be drawn from the air outside and then released in the house through the refrigerant cycle and heat transfer process.
Two Heat Pumps Are Incredibly Efficient!
As if heating and cooling with just one system weren't enough, heat pumps are also incredibly efficient in their heating modes. Why? Because they don't actually generate new heat the way that a furnace or a boiler would. They are using existing heat from the air outside in order to heat homes. For the most part, anyway.
A little electricity is used in the process, both to facilitate the refrigerant cycle and to compress/condense that refrigerant. However, compared to the cost of using electricity to generate heat, or burning fuel, it is minimal. Live comfortably. Save money. Great deal!
Three The Convenience Factor!
Don't want to have to worry about maintaining two different systems? Don't want to wonder what surprises your system has in store for you after the off-season has ended? With a heat pump, you enjoy the convenience of using just one system.
You have to schedule maintenance twice a year instead of once. But that just means you're investing in your single system, and it cuts down on the possibility of problems going unnoticed for a season.