If you’re looking for a new heating and cooling solution for your home, you’re not limited to central HVAC systems anymore. Ductless air conditioning is also a popular choice. However, the underrated heat pump may be the perfect solution for your HVAC needs.
A traditional electric or gas furnace generates heat and distributes it throughout the space in your house. A heat pump, however, moves heat from one place to another, much like a refrigerator. During the winter, it draws heat from the air outside and transfers it to the inside of your home. Unlike traditional furnaces, heat pumps can be reversed during warmer months to remove heat from your house and essentially dump it outside.
There are three types of heat pumps: air-to-air, geothermal and water source. These draw heat from the air, the ground and water, respectively, and the most popular of the three is air-to-air.
Heat pumps are perfect for areas with moderate heating and cooling needs and come with many benefits. Likely the most important of these is efficiency. Heat pumps can provide equivalent cooling and heating at as little as one-quarter of the cost of a central HVAC system. This is because they move heat rather than generate it. Compared to other heating methods, heat pumps can reduce your electricity use for heating by approximately 50%.
In addition to being incredibly cost-effective, heat pumps are also better than central air conditioners at dehumidifying during warmer months. In Houston, humidity is the primary source of discomfort during the summer. Extra dehumidifying power not only makes your home feel more comfortable but also reduces cooling costs.
Depending on the type of heat pump you choose, its size, and its SEER rating, installation costs can vary. However, your new system will start paying for itself immediately with low operating prices. Whether you’re installing a new heat pump or replacing your old one, the team of expert technicians at Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing has you covered.
Our service technicians are trained to work on all HVAC equipment, including heat pumps, and have years of experience installing them. We will help you find the perfect heat pump for your needs and make the process as stress-free as possible, from beginning to end. Contact Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing to start the installation process today.
Just like other heating and cooling systems, heat pumps need maintenance for repairs and breakdowns. Luckily, you’ll only be paying to service one system rather than separate heating and cooling systems. When your heat pump needs repairs, call on Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing. Our fast, reliable team will come to your home as soon as possible to pinpoint the problem and offer the best solution. Don’t let heat pump issues keep you down — contact Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing for quick, expert repair instead.
When it comes to heat pump installation and repair, you can count on the Air Tech team to provide the best technical and customer service possible. From your first call to the time we leave your home, we promise professional, high-quality service from courteous, knowledgeable technicians.