The heat pump advantage
For heating and cooling a home in the greater Dallas area, a heat pump is a superlative choice. These devices work as both powerful air conditioning systems for the many warm days we experience in Southern California and as efficient heaters that are more than up to the task of dealing with the occasional chilly days and nights. These two functions are packed into a single system that works entirely from electrical power and uses far less energy than most comparable systems, such as furnaces. Allstars Electric Heating & Air Conditioning offers many different comfort systems, including a wide range of heat pumps, and our technicians are also skilled at repairing and maintaining them so they continue to work for many years.
Are you in the market for a heat pump, or do you require services for a heat pump in Dallas, TX or the surrounding areas? Contact Allstars Electric Heating & Air Conditioning today to arrange for fast, effective service.
How Does a Heat Pump System Work?
The secret of how a heat pump can take on the job of both heating and cooling a house is known as heat exchange. This is the same process that a standard air conditioner uses to operate: the refrigerant in an indoor evaporator coil absorbs heat from inside, the refrigerant moves to an outdoor condensing coil where the heat is released, and then repeats the process with the compressor providing the energy to keep the refrigerant circulating.
A heat pump adds this important difference: a reversing valve can cause the refrigerant to switch the direction in which it travels. The outdoor coil now acts as the evaporator, absorbing heat from the outdoors, and the indoor coil is now the condenser, releasing the heat to the inside for the blower fan to move it through the air ducts into the rooms. Going from one setting to the other is as simple as making an adjustment to the thermostat
Some Advantages to Heat Pump Installation
Having heating and cooling taken care of in one installation is the largest benefit of having a heat pump for a home. There are some other advantages as well that may tip your choice for comfort system toward installing a heat pump:
- Energy efficiency: This is especially important in heating mode. Because a heat pump does not burn fuel to create heat, instead using electricity to power components that move heat, they are much more energy–efficient than systems like electric and gas furnaces. The change to a heat pump can help you save money each winter on your heating bill.
- Safety: Where many heating systems pose some potential for danger from hot cabinets or gas leaks, a heat pump does not become hot on the outside, and it runs entirely off electricity without requiring any natural gas or propane that might create harmful waste.
- Use existing duct-work: It’s easy to have a heat pump put into your house if you have already used an air conditioning system or a forced–air heater. The heat pump can attach to the same set of ducts and start working for you in no time at all.
Heat Pump Repair and Heat Pump Maintenance
Although heat pumps are designed to work for many years, they may sometimes require repairs. Because of their intricacy, heat pumps must have professionals handle any fixes they require. You can call on our specialists whenever you need them to see to problems with your heat pump. Whether the heat pump is stuck in one mode or the other, or if it will not turn on at all, make use of our skilled technicians to repair it.
We are glad to help you keep your heat pump running smoothly throughout the year with an annual inspection and tune–up sessions. Call us today to learn more about our regular maintenance program that will see that the heat pump can do its job during cold and warm weather. Our team at Allstars Electric Heating & Air Conditioning is ready to assist you with the full–services you may need for a heat pump in the greater Dallas area.