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Why Heat Pumps Are A Good Choice For Arizona Homeowners

When it comes to year-round energy efficiency and comfort, it’s hard to do better than an air-source heat pump. The efficiency of these systems stems from their ability to move heat around, rather than creating it via combustion – an ability that allows heat pumps to produce up to $4 worth of heat for every $1 spent in energy consumption.

How it works

During the winter, air-source heat pumps draw their heat energy from the air outside of your home. While these systems may struggle in colder climates when temperatures drop below freezing, they are a perfect option for homeowners in the Yuma area, where average winter low temperatures rarely drop below 40 degrees.

What’s more, these systems can also provide efficient cooling during warmer parts of the year, including Arizona’s blazing summer months, when temperatures often rise well above 100 degrees. This is done by extracting heat energy from your indoor air and releasing it outdoors.

Comparison shopping

If you’re currently in the market for a new system, efficiency ratings provide a means of comparing heat pumps across brands. In order to take advantage of these ratings, you’ll need to have a basic understanding of the following terms:

  • Heating season performance factor (HSPF), which indicates the level of efficiency with which a heat pump can move heat energy compared to energy consumption over the course of the season.
  • Seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER), which compares seasonal energy consumption with cooling performance.

There are also a wide range of efficiency-enhancing features available with today’s heat pumps, such as variable-speed blower motor operation and two-speed compression. Features such as these can provide an additional means of comparing potential heat pumps for your home.

Professional assistance

Of course, as with any other heating and cooling equipment, your heat pump must be accurately sized to serve the unique demands of your Yuma area household. You may also need to make alterations to existing ductwork in order to properly install the system. To ensure that these matters are properly considered, professional assistance will be required.

For an expert consultation, contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Companytoday.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about heat pumps and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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