Heat Pumps are usually more efficient than air conditioners but are they right for your St. Louis home?
You are most likely familiar with how an air conditioner works and its benefits, but you may not know about a heat pumps.
A heat pump pumps air into your home and heats it to help keep you warm during the winter. It also works in reverse to pull heat out of your home during the summer. Heat pumps are more energy efficient than most air conditioners and can be installed as central units in the same way. The down side to a heat pump is that if the outside temperature drops below 40 degrees it is unable to maintain a comfortable inside temperature.
Air conditioners cool down your home using Freon that passes through closed circuits. The biggest benefit to a central air conditioning system is that you are able to cool off your entire home quickly. This is the more advisable option if your house already has a heating unit such as a furnace installed.
Heat pumps perform just as well as an air conditioner during the hotter months, and eliminate the need for furnace.
Which One is Right for You?
If you have a furnace or oil burner in good working condition then a heat pump is probably not for you. If the units are old or not in good working condition then replacing them with the more energy efficient heat pump may be your best option.
Does your house have a fireplace or wood-burning stove? These can act to help maintain a comfortable indoor temperature if the outside temperature falls below 40.
Contact Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC
There are many heat pump and air conditioner options to choose from. Thomas Hoffmann, formerly of Hoffmann Brothers, has 30+ years working in the HVAC industry. Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC provides the highest quality St. Louis HVAC design build, replacement, and maintenance services with a commitment to energy efficient solutions that save money without forgoing comfort.
Call Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC at (314) 471-7625.