When you are comparing air conditioning systems, you may look at a few of the key features of the systems that interest you. While the price and size of the system are vital, we feel that the efficiency rating deserves just as much attention. Checking the efficiency rating of an air conditioner is key to making sure you save money each summer for years to come. And one of the most efficient units available is the heat pump.
Heat Pump Cooling Efficiency
Heat pumps are some of the most energy-efficient air conditioning systems on the market today. Any air conditioner sold in the U.S. today must have an efficiency rating (SEER or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) of 13 or higher. But heat pumps often have SEERs much higher than this, sometimes nearer to 20. The components of a heat pump are highly efficient, including those that allow it to heat.
Heating and Cooling in One!
The key feature of a heat pump is its ability to heat. Usually, the refrigerant in an AC cycles from the inside components to the outside. It absorbs heat from the air in your home and moves it to the outdoors. The refrigerant in a heat pump can also move outdoors to move heat inside from the outdoors.
This may not operate very effectively when temperatures drop to an extreme. However, there are additional heating elements your technician can install to make up for this deficiency. And for most of the year, the heat pump is highly efficient because it moves heat from place to place instead of generating it, a process that consumes a lot of energy.
You’ll need a professional to install the unit properly if you want to be sure it actually operates efficiently. The system must be the right size and all of the parts must be secure to run smoothly. Only allow an experienced installer to do this for you.
Call the professional technicians at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more about heat pump installation in the Colorado Springs, CO area.