Winter has arrived in Burbank, CA, and if you’re looking at replacing your HVAC system, now is actually a very good time. Our cold weather never gets that cold in sunny Southern California, and replacing an old air conditioner – or even a heater – is rarely an emergency. That gives you the time to make a duly-considered solution, which might include an alternative to the more traditional models of heating and air conditioning. Heat pumps, in particular, do quite well in climates like ours, and if you need a new system, this might be an ideal solution to your HVAC problems.
How It Works
Heat pumps tend to resemble traditional air conditioning system, which circulate refrigerant through a series of valves and coils to pull heat from the air. Before the air is cooled, however, the refrigerant is subjected to a great deal of heat and pressure, which is usually bled off outside the home. (The air is cooled inside the home.) The only difference with a heat pump is that the process can be reversed: releasing hot air inside the home and lowering temperatures outside the home.
That pays dividends during the winter. Because refrigerant isn’t spend during this process, it can be reused, which means the heat pump doesn’t consume nearly as much fuel as a gas-fed furnace or electric furnaces. That can translate to big savings on your monthly bills. Heat pumps are most effective in parts of the world with mild winters, where the temperature rarely gets below freezing. That makes it a perfect match for our homes, and because they’re built to last, you can expect them to keep doing their jobs for many years.
If you need a new heating and air conditioning system, a heat pump might be the perfect fit for you. Call the professionals at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating today to discuss your options!