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Take Advantage of the Heat Pump's Great Efficiency!

Living in Texas means more work for your air conditioner than it does your home heating system. As anyone that actually lives in our area will tell you, though, it does actually still get quite chilly in this area during the winter season. You need a heater, and you need it to function effectively and reliably. It may not be used as heavily as your AC, but you really are going to want it to excel in its operation when you need it.

Now, a dependable and effective heater is great, but those are not the only facets of its operation to consider. You also want a heater that is going to function efficiently. It doesn’t matter how little you may use your heater. You don’t want to be paying more than you should have to just to keep your home comfortable in the winter. That is why you should consider the use of a heat pump in Cypress, TX.

What Makes the Heat Pump So Efficient?

Traditional heating systems will either combust a fuel, such as natural gas, or use electric resistance in order to generate new heat. That heat then heats air directly in forced air systems, or is applied to surfaces in the home, as with radiant heating systems. The heat pump acts as a forced air heater, in that it distributes heated air throughout the house via a system of ductwork. What it does not do, however, is generate new heat. Instead, it uses the heat transfer process in order to make use of existing heat in the air outside when heating a home. That is precisely what makes it so efficient.

How Does the Heat Transfer Process Work?

A heat pump acts a lot like a central air conditioner in reverse when it is heating a house. It evaporates refrigerant in the outdoor coil in order to draw heat out of the air outside, whereas a central AC does this in the indoor coil in order to draw heat out of the air in the house. That warmed refrigerant is then compressed, boosting its thermal energy, before traveling inside to be condensed. As it is condensed, its heat is released, and that heat is used to warm up the house without draining your budget.

It Cools, Too!

As we mentioned, the heat pump works a lot like a central AC in reverse when it is heating a house. However, it can also act just like a central AC, period! A component called the reversing valve allows for the refrigerant cycle to be reversed. That allows the system to function as both an effective air conditioner and as a very efficient heating system. If you think that a heat pump is right for you, just give us a call. With our hot summers and relatively mild winters, it is no surprise that the heat pump is such a popular home comfort system option.

Count on Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling for outstanding heat pump installation, maintenance, and repair services.