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Our Guide to Heat Pumps

  • March 28, 2014

Electricity-Meter-websmallAs you consider options for updating your home’s HVAC system, a heat pump may be an excellent choice in North Carolina. The dual-use system provides you with heating in the winter and cooling in the summer. Energy efficiency levels are comparable to those of air conditioning units, and you can count on your system to take the chill out of the air on those rare occasions of icy weather. Finding the right heat pump for your home’s needs will depend on a few factors.

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

A heat pump is simply a modified version of an air conditioner. Both use refrigerant to create a heat exchange process that will moderate the air temperature in your home. In an AC unit, refrigerant is pressurized outside the home. At high pressures, the material boils at lower temperatures, and the boiling material is moved into the home. Inside, the pressure is released, and the expanding material becomes icy. The indoor air is cooled and the refrigerant moves through the coils to begin the process anew. In a heat pump, this process is reversible so that the boiling and heating occur inside the home.

Heat Pumps Save Money and Energy

Your selection of a reliable heat pump will allow you to keep your heating and cooling costs down while you enjoy optimum comfort in your home. Comfort Services, Inc. can provide an estimate for a high efficiency heat pump in your Moore County, NC, home. There may be local utility rebates that you can take advantage of when you upgrade, check with your local utility provider. To schedule an estimate, call our office today!