When we hear about homeowner’s year-round home comfort woes, we often recommend a heat pump. It’s a heating and air conditioning system all in one!
When you’re shopping around for a new comfort system, you’ll have a wide range of options available. Heat pumps are some of the most efficient systems there are if you live in a climate like ours, where we rarely need heating but still want an efficient system for both cooling and heating.
A heat pump is a whole-home comfort system, and the name may be a bit misleading. It’s not just for heating. In fact, a heat pump is an air conditioner first and foremost.
“Variable speed” is a term that is relatively new to HVAC. Older air conditioning and heating systems did not have the ability to efficiently control fan speed in quite the same way as today’s variable speed heat pumps do.
One of the most important parts of the heat pump or air conditioning installation process is determining the proper size of the system you plan to install for your home. A system that is too small will run for too long, which can wear down the parts, raise your bills, and will likely never keep you quite as comfortable as you’d like