What Are Heat Pumps?

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.

How Do Heat Pumps Work

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.

Parts of a Heat Pump

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.

Advantages of Heat Pumps

There are many advantages to installing a heat pump. These advantages include:
  • Having one system for heating and cooling, this means just one system to purchase and one system to maintain.
  • Heat pumps have a longer life span than furnaces and air conditioning units.
  • Heat pumps can help you reduce your energy costs.
  • Heat pumps can be a lot quieter than other heating and cooling systems.
  • Using a heat pump allows you to keep your home comfortable without drying out your home's air.
  • A heat pump is easy to maintain and needs little maintenance over its lifetime.
Heat pumps can be a great choice as a stand-alone heating and cooling system or as a supplement to your current systems.

Call Shamrock Heating & Cooling for Heat Pump Installation

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.

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