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Is a Heat Pump the Right AC for Me?

hot-and-coldThat depends. Do you value versatility and efficiency in the systems that you use in your home? If your answer is something along the lines “Yes, obviously!” then a heat pump is obviously a system that you should consider. Is it definitely going to be the right choice for every home and every homeowner? No, of course not. If there were an air conditioning system that were right for everyone, then there wouldn’t be so many options to consider.

Today, we’re going to explore the benefits of heat pumps, as well as how it is that they work and what sets them apart from other air conditioning systems. If you have any questions or if you think that a heat pump might be the right air conditioner for your home, just give us a call. Our team is happy to help you cool your home with the outstanding results that you deserve. So schedule your AC services in Fort Wayne with us!

Heat Pumps Are Just Like Central Air Conditioners…

…except for one major difference. They can heat homes, too!

You read that right, folks. When you choose to cool your home with an air conditioning system, you get to heat your home with that exact same system. This is thanks to a component called the reversing valve. To understand how heat pumps can reverse their operation to provide efficient heating, you need to first understand how it is that air conditioners operate.

An air conditioner doesn’t generate “coolness” the way that a heater typically generates heat. Instead, an air conditioner removes existing heat from the air in a home. It does so by evaporating refrigerant in its evaporator coil. Then, the refrigerant is condensed in the outdoor coil, allowing the system to release heat into the air outside.

A heat pump can reverse this process, allowing it to absorb heat from the air outside and to release that heat into the living space. The refrigerant evaporates in the outdoor coil, and then is compressed to boost its thermal energy. Its heat is then released in the house as the refrigerant is condensed once more.

Why Choose a Heat Pump, Then?

Well, the major benefit is, of course, the ability to use a single system all year long. However, you should also consider the incredible efficiency with which heat pumps operate. Remember, they are not generating new heat during the winter season. They’re just using a small amount of electricity in order to facilitate heat transfer. That means that you can heat your home in a more affordable manner all winter while enjoying consistent and effective cooling all summer.

Also remember that no HVAC system, heat pump or otherwise, is really going to meet your deservedly high expectations if you fail to schedule service with skilled, trained professionals. You won’t have to worry about that when you work with us. Dial our number today if you’re ready to make the switch to a heat pump.

Contact Collier’s Comfort with any questions that you may have.

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