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It’s Time to Get a Heat Pump

At this point, if you’re an avid follower of our blog and the HVAC industry, then you probably don’t have to read any further. You know the huge advantages that come with a heat pump, and you can just head on over to our “contact us” page to get started with the installation process of your own heat pump.

However, if you’re one of the remaining homeowners who doesn’t know much about heat pump technology, or you’re just starting to get into the market for a new AC or heater, then welcome! This blog post is perfect for you, because we’ll talk about a few great reasons to start investing in heat pump technology.

Heat pumps provide an alternative type of AC installation in Pine Bluff, AR. They don’t just cool a home like a standard central air conditioner. They pump heat from one location to another, whether that means cooling your home in the summer or heating it in the winter.

Heat Pumps Are Different From Central AC Systems

Before we get into some of the major reasons to invest in a heat pump, we need to talk about how they work. They run similarly to central air conditioners except with a few huge differences that allow them more flexibility and to keep homeowners happier for more months of the year.

They cycle refrigerant from a condenser coil to an evaporator coil, essentially cooling your home the same way that a central AC would. The biggest difference is that they can be switched from cooling to heating mode by reversing the flow of refrigerant. This is great because it gives your home a solid heating option for chilly nights that runs completely on electricity.

Now, if you’re asking yourself why a heat pump might be better than a central AC or a gas furnace if you’re looking for a comprehensive HVAC system, keep reading. We’ve got you covered!

Better for Mild Winters and Hot Summers

Here in Pine Bluff, we know two things: our summers are going to be hot every year, and our winters will be chilly, but not as bad as some of our northern neighbors. This means our climate is perfect for a heat pump system.

Heat pumps work as air conditioners for as long as a home needs cooling. Then, as temperatures drop, as long as they don’t drop too much (below zero for instance), then heat pumps serve as an efficient method of heating.

They’re Energy Efficient

Because heat pumps move heat from one location to another, they’re more energy efficient than furnaces or boilers. They don’t need to create heat by burning fuel, and moving heat takes much less energy to do. This means that if you can use a heat pump as a heating system throughout the winter, you’re going to save money on your energy bills.

They Can Be Ductless Too

Don’t have ducts? Then you don’t have a problem! Heat pumps can be installed as ductless systems that run with individual air handlers instead of using air ducts. These are perfect for smaller or older homes that don’t have air ducts.

Looking to purchase a heat pump? Call Nicholson’s Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. Customer Satisfaction is our #1 Goal.

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