A reversible heat pump can be the ideal HVAC system for warm-climate homes. It's effectively an air conditioner unit that can switch to become a heating unit. That means the same hardware providing warmth in the winter and cooling in the summer—and a single investment in your year-round comfort.
How does a heat pump work?
- When air conditioners process refrigerants such as Freon™, they create a tremendous amount of heat. The heat pump simply reverses part of the process to extract and distribute that heat throughout the home.
- Heat pumps are generally very energy-efficient for central heating in climates where the temperature is somewhat mild. In fact, they're 3-4 times more effective than space heaters using the same amount of electricity.
- If the outside temperature falls below 37°F, heat pumps need to run constantly to maintain warmth.
Is this the right HVAC system for me?
Your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® HVAC specialist can help you make the right decisions for your home heating solution. For instance, we may recommend a dual-fuel system, which uses an electric heat pump during milder temperatures (above freezing) along with a gas furnace during colder weather. This solution has become a popular solution for maximum comfort.
Want to know more? Contact us today to schedule a no-cost analysis of the benefits and savings of replacing your system. We'll be happy to answer any questions you have and let you know more about our HVAC repair, maintenance and installation services—all of which are backed by our Exceptional Service Guarantee.