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Ways a Heat Pump Can Work for Your Home During the Winter

When you’re exploring HVAC options to heat and cool your Yuma home, a heat pump might provide the right solution. This type of HVAC system uses heat from the air outside to warm up home interiors. Learning more about heat pumps can help you determine if this might be the best option for your home.

Home Heating

Heat pumps are a kind of heating system that can be used in some areas to heat homes in winter. These heating systems pull outdoor heat into homes when it’s cold out, resulting in a warm and cozy interior. Heat pumps typically have a backup option, such as electrical heating strips, to warm homes up when temperatures fall below a certain point. This helps ensure reliable heating all winter long.

Home Cooling

Heat pumps are designed to cool homes when it’s warm out. Instead of bringing in outdoor heat, this type of HVAC system takes heat out of homes and moves it outdoors. This helps homes cool off in summer, no matter how hot it gets outside.

Benefits of Heat Pumps

Heat pumps offer notable benefits, including energy efficiency, cost savings, and convenience. These heating systems offer a more efficient way to heat and cool homes, leading to lower energy bills. With heat pumps, homeowners don’t need to have separate heating and cooling systems, such as a furnace and central air-conditioning system. They can use the same HVAC system to heat and cool their homes.

Disadvantages of Heat Pumps

Heat pumps sometimes cost more upfront compared to other heating systems, but their energy efficiency makes up for this. These systems also have trouble heating homes in bitterly cold temperatures. However, the backup built into these systems helps ensure continued heating, even in below-freezing temperatures. This isn’t much of a concern in the Yuma area compared to other parts of the U.S.

If you need more heat pump information for your Yuma home, please contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. Our HVAC technicians can give you more details on heat pumps.