Every year you’ve been worried about the state of your failing air conditioner and your problematic and unsafe gas furnace. You probably know that both systems need to be replaced, but that’s such a huge investment that you’re weary. And plus, replacing two systems at the same time sounds so complicated and costly that it’s probably out of your comfort zone, right?
Well, not exactly. Let’s talk about a system that could be absolutely perfect for your situation. It’s finally time we got around to talking about heat pumps in Cedar Grove.
Heat pumps are heating and cooling systems that work pretty much all year round. They’re a great replacement for a central AC system and they’re also a wonderful replacement for your furnace. Want to know how they work and why you should consider investing in them now? Well, keep reading to find out!
How Does a Heat Pump Work?
Imagine your central air conditioner. It works by running refrigerant from an evaporator coil to a condenser coil, essentially evaporating and condensing over and over again. As it does this, it changes from liquid to gas and vice versa, drawing heat in with it as a byproduct of the evaporation process. Then, when it condenses outside, it disperses the heat where you won’t feel it. This is basically how any air conditioner works, and it’s the central difference between an AC system and a fan.
A heat pump works almost identically to your central air conditioner with one huge difference. There’s a reversing valve that can be triggered with a switch, which is designed to reverse the flow of refrigerant in your system. This means the refrigerant is going to evaporate outside and draw in heat from the atmosphere. Then, it’s going to condense inside and disperse the heat into your indoor air where you can feel it. This essentially transforms your air conditioner into a heater at will.
Why Choose a Heat Pump?
This is a good question. Heat pumps aren’t for everyone, and they’re definitely going to be more expensive than just replacing a simple gas furnace or a central air conditioner. But, they’re hyper efficient and will last for a long time. Here are a few reasons to go with a heat pump:
- Two birds with one stone. The easiest reason to invest in a heat pump is the fact that it will replace both your heater and your air conditioner for one lower price.
- High efficiency. These systems run on electricity and are extremely energy efficient.
- Perfect for all seasons. We can sometimes have temperature swings in our autumns and springs that require help. This makes a heat pump perfect because it really helps during those interim seasons where temperatures aren’t so extreme.
How Are Your Air Ducts Looking?
If you’d like to invest in a heat pump but you don’t have the ductwork for this kind of system, then don’t worry. Ductless heat pumps are absolutely available for your home and we can set them up. These work identically to normal heat pumps except utilizing air handlers instead of a centralized system and ductwork.