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Pros and Cons of Installing a Heat Pump This Year

If it’s time to upgrade your HVAC system and you are considering a heat pump, you’re in the right place. Our team can help you by reviewing your heat pump options and talking to you about how a heat pump would work inside of your home. 

You just need to give us a call to schedule an assessment for heat pump installation in Bowie, TX. You can also keep reading to learn more about how a heat pump operates, some of your different heat pump options, and the unique pros and cons that a heat pump offers.

Pros of a Heat Pump

Heat pumps are excellent, HVAC systems and offer some unique benefits that other heaters and air conditioners don’t. A heat pump is an all-in-one heating and cooling solution, which has the potential to save you space over having a separate heater and air conditioner installed.

Heat pumps are comparable to central air conditioners when it comes to cooling, but they are more efficient than heaters when it comes to keeping your home warm in the winter. This is because a heat pump transfers heat from the outside of your home back inside by absorbing the heat in the refrigerant lines. Other heaters create heat using heating elements or an open flame and gas. Creating heat consumes more energy than transferring heat from one place to another.

Cons of a Heat Pump

Heat pumps do have some potential downsides that are worth considering. The colder it is outside, the less heat there is in the air to absorb and transfer into your home. On the coldest days of winter, your heat pump may struggle to heat your home as much as you would like.

If this is a concern for you, a heat pump can still be a great option. You just have to choose the right heat pump for your needs. For example, you may choose a heat pump that has a small add-on furnace, also called a dual-fuel model. Or you might install a cold-weather heat pump that has a greater heating capacity. 

How to Choose a Heat Pump for Your Home

Heat pumps have two different efficiency ratings. The first is a SEER2 rating for cooling. The second is an HSPF2 rating for heating. Heat pumps receive two efficiency ratings since they work as both heaters and air conditioners. 

Our team can help you navigate what type of heat pump would be best for your home based on efficiency ratings. The higher the energy efficiency, the more that you will save from month to month on your energy costs for heating and cooling.

Contact Don’s AC Service, Inc today to schedule an appointment for your HVAC and indoor air quality needs!

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