Heat pumps are becoming a popular way for homeowners in Arizona to keep their homes comfortable year round. Although the name sounds like this system only provides heat, heat pumps can actually heat and cool your home, allowing you to just use one system all year round.
Heat pumps work differently than other heating and cooling systems and use a lot less energy. The basics of a heat pump work by moving hot or cold air from one space to another. When it is cold outside, a heat pump will pull heat from the ground or from the air outside and bring it in your house. Amazingly enough, even cold air outside still produces heat energy which can be pulled out of the air and pumped into your home.
During the summer months, the reverse happens. The heat pump works by moving hot air from inside your home and distributing it outside.
When installed a heat pump has two parts. The indoor unit is called an air handler and the larger unit that sits outside is the heat pump—which looks similar to an average central air unit.
Heat pumps work well in moderate temperatures and can help you save money on energy bills. Because heat pumps do not generate hot or cold air and it simply moves it around, this reduced the amount of energy—which could help you save on heating and cooling bills.
A heat pump can become a great supplement to your regular heating and cooling system, allowing you to save money on days that are not too hot or cold.
There are many advantages to installing a heat pump. These advantages include:
Heat pumps can be a great choice as a stand-alone heating and cooling system or as a supplement to your current systems.
If you are interested in having a heat pump installed in your home, contact the team at Shamrock Heating & Cooling. We install, maintain, and repair all types of heating systems in Tempe and surrounding areas.