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Arizona Climate Works With Heat Pump Air Conditioning Systems

It stays hot for much of the year in Yuma, but you can turn that heat to your advantage by switching to a heat pump air conditioner. Used for both heating and cooling the home, an air source heat pump works similarly to your refrigerator. During hot weather, it extracts heat from your indoor air and sends it outdoors, which results in cooler indoor air. During the winter, it removes heat from outdoor air and uses it indoors. This ability to transfer heat makes air source heat pumps ideal for use in the warm southern Arizona climate.

Not only can an air source heat pump provide year-round climate control for your home, it can save you money over the long-term. With proper installation, a heat pump air conditioning system can provide up to four times the energy it consumes. This is because it moves heat from place to place instead of attempting to generate it via combustion.

When shopping for an air source heat pump, you should consider the following factors:

  • For insight into the performance of a heat pump, look for energy efficiency ratings such as the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF), Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), and the Energy Star label. Energy Star qualified heat pumps carry a minimum HSPF of 7 and SEER of 12. However, the most energy efficient heat pumps available carry an HSPF between 8 and 10, and a SEER between 14 and 18.
  • Without proper sizing, your heat pump air conditioning system cannot operate at peak efficiency. If your system is too large, it will cause improper cycling, inconsistent temperatures, and humidity fluctuations.
  • Consult a technician about household-appropriate components and maintain a routine maintenance schedule. According to Energy Star, leaky ducts, improper refrigerant levels, and lack of air flow can wreak havoc on the efficiency of your system. By installing the correct components and maintaining routine maintenance, you can ensure improved efficiency.

If you’d like more information on how heat pump air conditioning can benefit your household, contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company today for expert consultation.

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