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Thinking About Upgrading Your AC? Try a Heat Pump

an air conditioner unit outside a brick home in a residential neighborhood.We’re really in the midst of summer now. If you turned on your air conditioner and realized that your cooling quality isn’t up to par, then it’s time to contact a professional. So many homeowners choose to upgrade their air conditioners at this time of year. If you’re ready to ditch the problems of your old air conditioning unit, make sure you contact our team first.

So many homeowners fall into the trap of purchasing the updated model of the air conditioner they’re currently using because that’s what they’re familiar with. Familiarity doesn’t always yield the best results, however. If you’re looking to improve your air conditioning in Layton, UT then we’re the experts to call. We’ll help you through the entire upgrade process.

What Is a Heat Pump?

Never heard of a heat pump? It’s pretty similar to the standard central air conditioner that you’re probably using now. Heat pumps are climate control system that use an indoor unit and an outdoor unit for the temperature control of a home. You might read that and think, “Well, what’s the difference between a heat pump and a central air conditioner then?” The difference is the reversing valve! A heat pump’s reversing valve allows it to reverse the direction of refrigerant flowing through the system, permitting both heating and cooling capabilities.

Another factor that makes a heat pump different than a central air conditioning unit is the way this system moves heat. Heat pumps literally move heat rather than generating it like other heating systems do (such as furnaces). This system pushes heat into your home in winter and pushes it outside during summer. Contact our team to learn more about a heat pump could benefit your home.

How These Systems Benefit Your Home

So what can a heat pump do for you? Well, heat pumps boast all of the following benefits.

  • They Offer Heating and Cooling: One of the most obvious benefits of a heat pump is its ability to offer both heating and cooling from one unit. This eliminates the hassle of maintaining and repairing multiple systems to keep your home comfortable. Heat pumps are perfect for our climate too. We have relatively mild winters that a heat pump’s cooling capability can handle and warm, long summers that these systems are equipped for.
  • They Offer Energy-Efficient Service: As we mentioned above, heat pumps move heat rather than generating it as a standard heater would. Moving warm air from one place to another is an energy-efficient method of heating. The money and energy you save with one of these systems really adds up over its lifetime.
  • They Save You Money: High energy efficiency levels translate directly into high savings. Heat pumps can help you reduce your winter energy bills. A heat pump runs all year, so it has a significant advantage over using a furnace and air conditioner separately. An energy efficient heat pump system will save you money each winter.

Contact Rentmeister Total Home Service today to schedule an appointment for your AC services.

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