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Why Cool My Home with a Heat Pump?

You are not at any loss for options when it comes to cooling your home. In fact, there are so many different home cooling system options available to homeowners today that choosing the right system for the right home can seem near impossible. Don’t fall into decision paralysis, though. Our team is here to ensure that you are able to make an informed decision.

This is just one of the reasons why it’s so important to work with a professional air conditioning company in Long Beach, every step of the way. Working with us means knowing that you’ve got the right system not just for your home, but also for your own personal preferences. And, once that system has been chosen, you can count on us to install and service your new AC the right way, every time.

What Sets the Heat Pump Apart?

Some homeowners may fail to understand what sets the heat pump apart from your average central air conditioning system. That’s understandable. At first glance, you’ll notice that the heat pump actually does look just like a central air conditioning system. Not only that, but the heat pump also works just like a central air conditioning system.

This means that the system evaporates refrigerant in the indoor unit, removing heat from the air in the house as it does so. That cooled air is then recirculated throughout the house, and the warm refrigerant is condensed outdoors. This allows it to release its heat into the air outside. However, unlike a central air conditioner, the heat pump can reverse this function to allow for efficient heating, as well.

How Does That Work?

A component in the heat pump that is not present in a central AC is the reversing valve. This valve allows the refrigerant in the heat pump to flow in both directions. When you need to heat your home, the refrigerant is evaporated in the outdoor unit, meaning that that is drawn out of the air outside. Even when it is cold out, there is thermal energy in the air outside. Plus, our mild winters are ideal for this type of heating.

Once the refrigerant is warmed up, it is then evaporated in the indoor unit. Heat is thus released in the house, and the air that it heats is redistributed throughout the house. This means that you get to both heat and cool your home with just one system.

Take Advantage of the Heat Pump’s Efficiency

The versatility of the heat pump alone is reason enough to seriously consider using one in your home. However, there is another major benefit to consider. This is the efficiency with which a heat pump can heat a home. Because not heat is created from scratch, but rather is transferred into the house, heat pumps are renowned for their exceptional efficiency.

And if you choose to use a ductless heating system, that efficiency is even better! You don’t ever have to worry about leaky ductwork setting back your efficiency, and the simple zone control offered by the system allows you to heat your home in a more thoughtful manner.

Schedule your heating services with Greenleaf Heating & Cooling.

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