Many people scratch their heads over the difference between a central air conditioning system and a heat pump system. They look very much alike and both do the same job: they provide heating and cooling. So, when does purchasing a heat pump make the most sense?

 

Among all the heat pump advantages, the main one is you get both higher efficiency with a heat pump. Cooling is equally as effective with a heat pump as it is with a conventional air conditioner. But, because we don’t need much heating in the wintertime, heat pumps make more sense in AZ. With a heat pump, a reversing valve switches the flow of refrigerant. As the inside and outside refrigerant coils flip-flop their roles in the process, heat energy is extracted from the outside air, brought inside and released into the interior air. A well-maintained air-source heat pump can deliver three times the heat energy as the electric power that goes into it. This is far more efficient than even the most efficient gas furnace.

 

For a quote on a high efficiency heat pump, call Alaskan Air Conditioning and Heating or visit us at www.alaskanac.com.