Spring is here and the weather is already getting better. Now is the time to think ahead to the warmer days. Do you have a reliable cooling system ready to keep you comfortable? If not, a heat pump or an air conditioning system are the best options. Not sure which one’s right for you? Here, we’ll cover what the differences are, so you can make the right decision for your home and budget.
Understanding Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners
Both heat pumps and air conditioners utilize indoor and outdoor coils that transfer refrigerant through the machine. The air conditioners absorb the heat that passes over the outdoor coils, which means – hot air is pushed out of your ducts and cool air is pushed in. Air conditioners are great for evenly distributing cool air – and quickly – to homes of all sizes, even large spaces. However, they can use lot of electricity to do that, and they need to be paired with a furnace for a complete heating and cooling system.
Heat Pumps: Energy-Efficient Cooling and Heating Solution
Heat pumps are the most energy efficient option, and also evenly distribute cool air to your home. They require just minimal upkeep and do not require you to use natural gas. The unique part about a heat pump is that it works for heating, too! So, in the winter you can use it as your primary heat source. Then, in the summer, it can serve as your primary cooling source. Ductless heat pumps are also a very popular and energy efficient option for homes that don’t require traditional ductwork.
Air Conditioners: Efficient Cooling for All Home Sizes
Air conditioners and heat pumps range in price. Air conditioners are generally less expensive to purchase and install, but they can be more expensive to operate. Heat pumps are more efficient, which can save you significant money in utility bills in the long run.
Get a Quote for Your Ideal Cooling Solution This Spring
Ready to move forward and get a quote for an air conditioner or heat pump you’re your home this spring? Now is the time to act! We understand that a new heating and cooling system for your home is an investment and will help you find the best option within your budget. Let our team at Climate Control help! Call us today to get started.