One thing is for certain in this day and age. You are at no shortage of options when it comes to the ways in which you may choose to heat and cool your home. With the chilliest weather of the year fast-approaching, it is definitely time to start thinking about that heating topic.
Of course, with a heat pump, you don’t need to think specifically about just either heating or cooling. You can think about them at the same time. More on that below. Just remember that no matter what system you use to heat your home, you’ll only get the best that it has to offer when you work with skilled, trained professionals.
Reason #1: Versatility
As we alluded to above, heat pumps are not just heaters or air conditioners. They are a combination of the two. Think of your heat pump as an air conditioner that is able to reverse its operation. During the summer, you’ll use your heat pump just like any central air conditioning system. It will evaporate refrigerant in the indoor coil, drawing heat out of the air, and will then condense the refrigerant in the outdoor coil, releasing that heat outside.
Unlike any old central AC, though, the heat pump is also capable of reversing its refrigerant cycle. That means that the system can evaporate refrigerant in the outdoor coil, drawing thermal energy out of the air outside, compress that refrigerant, and then condense it in the indoor coil in order to heat your home. Pretty impressive, right? Well, it gets better.
Reason #2: Efficiency
Perhaps the biggest selling point of the heat pump is the fact that it is so cost-effective to run in its heating mode. Now, we don’t live in the coldest climate, obviously, but that actually makes using a heat pump in Whittier an even better option!
Our mild winter weather is ideal for a heat pump, and the fact that heat pumps don’t generate new heat means that they provide a very efficient heating experience. Nobody wants to overpay for their comfort when heating their homes during the winter months. With a heat pump, that really isn’t much of a concern at all.
Reason #3: Convenience
When you invest in a single system that can both heat and cool your home, you’re only dealing with the installation of one system. And the maintenance and one system. And one system’s repair needs. Frankly, it’s just a lot more convenient to care for one system than it is for two. Our heating season is pretty short here, right?
Well, when you run a heat pump, you are essentially running your heater all summer—just not in its heating mode. That means you’re not going to be caught off-guard by problems like fan issues or refrigerant leaks when you switch over to the heating side. You’ll notice any such issues in real-time, as you run your system regardless of the season. Just remember, you’ll need 2 tune-ups a year still!