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“Is a Heat Pump Worth the Hype?”

white question mark on blue backgroundIt depends on what you’re looking to get out of your air conditioning system (or heater, which we’ll get to in a moment), but, yes, in most cases the professional installation of a Savannah, GA heat pump system is absolutely worth the hype.

With as warm and humid as our weather gets during summer, it goes without saying that a properly functioning and efficiently operating air conditioner is a must. Of course, preventive maintenance for any HVAC system will help ensure this is the case, but no cooling or heating system lasts forever—eventually you’ll need to replace yours. And yes, when that time comes, you’d do well to consider a heat pump.

How Does a Heat Pump Work?

A heat pump essentially works just like a traditional central air conditioning system, but with a couple exceptions. Similar to an air conditioner, a heat unit is composed of two separate units—one of which is installed inside, and the other outdoors. In cooling mode, the heat pump pulls hot air from your home to expel it outdoors while the refrigerant works to cool the incoming air.

Unlike an air conditioning system, heat pumps are able to change the direction that refrigerant flows throughout the system. This gives a heat pump the ability to act as either an air conditioner or a heater, depending on which you need. This is the primary reason people install these systems.

What Are the Benefits?

The ability to rely on a single system for climate control throughout the entire year is a huge benefit to you, as it helps you save both space and money. It’s not the only reason people have heat pumps installed, though!

These systems are typically more energy efficient than the majority of heating systems. They do not combust fuel to generate heat in the wintertime, which means you won’t need to spend money on more gas usage during that time of the year. In fact, within a few years of installation, a heat pump should be able to pay for itself with how much it will save you on your monthly energy bills.

There’s also the convenience factor—you’ll only need to use a single heat pump all year long. This means when you schedule maintenance, repairs, etc, you could feasibly being paying half as much as you otherwise would on the care of both a central air conditioning system and a furnace.

It’s important to note that some heat pumps will struggle during particularly cold days—this is because in heating mode, the system is tasked with pulling heat out of the outside air in order to operate. However, we live in a climate where bitterly cold days are few and far between, in comparison to other parts of the country. Therefore, a heat pump installation is perfect, as far as our climate is concerned.

At AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. we are your trusted resource for all things HVAC. Contact us today for quality work at a fair price.

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