How do Heat Pumps Save You Money?

Spring is here in Fullerton, CA, making it the ideal season to assess the state of your heating and air conditioning system and make some changes if necessary. If you’re thinking about replacing an old system with a new one, you might want to think about installing a heat pump instead of a traditional heater or air conditioner. It could be the best decision you made: saving you money while cooling your house in the summer and warming it in the winter. How does it work, and how does save you money? Read on for the answers.

A “Reversible” Air Conditioner

If you have a centralized air conditioner, you’ve likely noticed hot air blowing out of the outside portion of the system. That’s by design. The refrigerant cycles first through a compressor array that bleeds heat off of it, then into an expansion coil inside your house where is pulls heat from the nearby air as it shifts from liquid to gaseous form. A heat pump applies the exact same principles when cooling the air. It simply has an easy addition: a reversing valve which shifts the flow of the refrigerant and the functions of the coils. That hot air exiting your house is now being released inside your house, while the cool air is released outside. Suddenly, a simple air conditioner is also serving as a heater.

How Does Is Save Me Money?

The big savings on heat pumps come in the winter. It doesn’t burn gas or other fuels the way traditional furnaces do, since the refrigerant is creating the warm air. All it needs is a little electricity to run the system, which costs much less by and large than fuel for a furnace. Your monthly bills will drop, and your system will still provide plenty of heat to keep your house comfortable.

Call JC Mechanical Inc. today to discuss your heat pump options!

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