When planning to stay warm this winter in Alamogordo, NM, you’ll probably think of furnaces and central HVAC systems. But heat pumps offer an excellent alternative. Here are three benefits of using heat pumps.
1. They Both Heat and Cool
If you have a heat pump, you’ll have the ability to both heat and cool your home in one system, whether that system uses ducts or is ductless. The behavior of a heat pump is similar to that of an air conditioner, even though heat pumps have a dual purpose. Like air conditioners, heat pumps use refrigerant to work their magic.
While in heating mode, the heat pump’s outdoor unit pulls in outdoor air. The refrigerant in the outdoor unit absorbs heat from that air and evaporates.
The refrigerant then goes to a compressor, which increases its temperature and pressure. Finally, it condenses and releases its heat while in an indoor unit. Heat pumps do the reverse of this when in cooling mode.
2. Greater Energy Efficiency
In most cases, heat pumps are quite a bit more energy-efficient than traditional HVAC systems. This advantage is greatest in mild climates, but even in more extreme conditions, more recently designed heat pumps can offer impressive performance. The latest heat pumps tend to have heat strips, which are especially important during very cold winters, as they allow heat pumps to generate additional heat and perform heat transfer more easily.
3. Less Noise
Heat pumps can operate quietly. During standard operations, modern heat pumps will generate a low hum of only about 40 decibels, about the sound level of a refrigerator. This compares favorably to the roughly 60 decibels of a central air conditioner, which is the sound level of an office during a workday.
Heat pumps use advanced technology to vastly simplify the process of keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. They also do this at an impressively low cost. Call us at Dynamic Heating & Cooling, Refrigeration to learn about the air conditioning and heating services we offer in Alamogordo, NM.
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