heat pump

June 4, 2019

Could You Benefit from a Heat Pump?

The benefits of using a heat pump for air conditioning and heating are becoming better known. Heat pumps are widely recognized for their efficient use of energy, particularly in more moderate climates. They cool in a way similar to an air conditioner, but by means of a flipped switch, they can also heat. Air is distributed by the home’s duct system. Most heat pumps are electric powered, so they do not burn fossil fuels, which makes them a greener HVAC […]
March 7, 2017

Heat Pump Ratings for Homeowners

The energy efficiency ratings that a heat pump has describe how well it uses electricity to move heat from one place to another. These remarkable HVAC appliances are one of the best kinds to use in this climate, where winters are relatively mild and summers hot. They differ from other heating and cooling systems in that they provide both heat and cooling simply by reversing the flow of refrigerant. The efficiency ratings that apply to heat pump include:   Cooling […]
August 27, 2015

Learn the Ideal Location for a Split A/C Unit

Choosing the ideal location for a split A/C unit helps ensure optimum cooling performance and energy efficiency, as well as easy access for routine maintenance. The wall-mounted indoor unit comprises the evaporator coil and blower fan, and it is linked to a downsized outdoor heat pump by a narrow conduit that extends through an exterior wall. Installation of a ductless split A/C unit by qualified professionals can usually be done in less than one day. Here are some standards to […]
August 13, 2015

Is a Heat Pump Better Than an Air Conditioner?

In a moderate climate like ours, heat pump advantages outweigh those of a central air conditioner because a heat pump also acts as safe and reliable heating system. Air conditioners only cool, and if you need to upgrade both your cooling and heating equipment, a heat pump can do both with one appliance. Heat pumps differ from air conditioners in that they have a reversing switch that changes the refrigerant flow from summer cooling to winter heating. A/C systems and […]