Air Conditioning vs. Heat Pump? Phoenix AC Replacement

In the Phoenix area, where summer temperatures and humidity may test even the toughest citizens' willpower, every home must have a cooling system. You may debate between a central air conditioning system and a heat pump, whether you're building a new home or need to replace the cooling system in your right one, but which is best for you?

Before you contact an AC service and replacement company, read on to learn the benefits and drawbacks of each so you can make an informed selection that will work best for your home, budget, and family.


Air Conditioners & Heat Pumps, Which is Which?

To cool your home, both central air conditioners and heat pumps use a system of indoor and outdoor coils to move refrigerant. There are a few important distinctions between the two, besides these similarities:

Functionality. Heat pumps have two functions: they cool your home in the summer and provide heat in the winter.


What Is A Central Air Conditioner And How Does It Work?

Cool, conditioned air is sent throughout your home via a network of ducts in this type of system. The most popular type is a split system, an indoor and outdoor component that circulates refrigerant between the outdoor condenser unit and the indoor evaporator coil. The refrigerant both cools and dehumidifies the air, while the blower circulates the cool air.


Heat Pumps: How They Work

As the name implies, this type of system pumps hot air out of your home during the summer and heat into your home during the winter. The same basic principles apply as in a central air conditioning system, where the refrigerant is transferred and circulated through a series of indoor and outdoor coils.

A heat pump can reverse the entire process, changing the function of the evaporator and condenser coils to raise rather than lower indoor temperatures.


Which to Choose?

Heat pumps and central air conditioners can both successfully cool your home if properly built, maintained, and upgraded regularly to enhance energy efficiency.

Consider the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio for whichever type of system you choose; a higher rating suggests higher efficiency. A heat pump's heating performance is measured in HSPF, and in a climate like Phoenix, a rating of 8 or higher is suggested. Your Phoenix AC repair expert can help you understand all this.

Where is My Cooling System Installation Experts in Phoenix?

You can rely on Rescue One Air for professional, dependable installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance of your cooling equipment, whether you choose to install a central air conditioning system or a heat pump.

Contact Rescue One Air, or you can complete the minor form below for a fast response.

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