Is A Heat Pump A Better Choice Than An Air Conditioner?

Weather in the Pacific Northwest can vary greatly as the seasons change. Sure, we’re used to rain (and lots of it!) and cold weather in the winter months, but when the summer weather arrives, it can get hot and even humid at times. Some homeowners are devoted to using their furnaces during the winter and an air conditioning unit in the summer to keep their homes at a comfortable temperature. But if you’re looking for a single system that can offer the comfort you need while saving energy costs, a heat pump could be the perfect answer.

What are the differences between an air conditioner and a heat pump?
Both systems use indoor and outdoor coils to transfer refrigerant.  An air conditioning system absorbs heat that passes over the indoor coil in the system, which means that cool air is transferred into the ducts of your home and the heated air is released outdoors through an exhaust process. Heat pumps on the other hand, take the heat from the outside air for warming your home and then efficiently cool your home by taking the heat out of your house to cool it. If you are used to heating your home with inefficient heat sources such as oil or electric, you’ll see a big reduction in your heating bill if you install a heat pump. Over time, your investment in a heat pump could easily pay for itself because of the decrease in your energy bill!  An air conditioning unit can be affordable and effective in cooling your home, especially if you have a smaller space, but a heat pump can be used year round to both heat AND cool your home. In addition, it is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to heat and cool your home due to its efficient use electricity.

What system is right for you?
If you’ve decided a heat pump is the way to go, there are a variety of options out there. If you don’t have ductwork in your home, give us a call and let us talk to you about our selection of ductless heat pumps. These are a wonderful investment and you’ll reap the rewards of lower heating and cooling bills almost immediately! In addition, we’re proud to sell and install ducted heat pumps that use Carriers Greenspeed Intelligence. This means that home owners pay for only the heating or cooling they need because the heat pump can adjust with unprecedented precision to the comfort needs of the home. For example, the popular 3-ton size of this unit can deliver an amazing energy saving 13 HSPF heating efficiency. That’s 29% higher than the nearest competitor and up to 69% more efficient than some others on the market.

Not sure what your options are for your home or office space? Call us at 503-862-2050 and our experienced, non-pushy sales team will help provide you with options to see what is right for your specific needs.

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