Whats the Difference Between a Heat Pump & an AC?

Air conditioner units and heat pumps pump do the same job, but using different methods.  The difference in their approaches directly affects your home, air quality, and comfortability for all.

Considering Central Air Conditioning

Central air unit is an inner loop system that circulates air to make it colder. A refrigerant begins the cooling process. The coolant travels through the unit and heats and is pressurized. The inner coil will then release the heated air, and the refrigerant is liquefied.

As it evaporates, it uses the surrounding air to cool. Cold air circulates through the vents and duct system through your entire home.

Hearing Out Heat Pumps

AC units typically are made for climates that remain on the warm end year around. Milder climates may see a heat pump as a more energy efficient choice. Heat pumps are useful all year. They are less complicated than the inner workings of a central air unit.

It draws the air from outside and either cool it or warms it, depending on your needs. The air the pump heats or cools is the distributed evenly throughout your home.

Knowing The Difference

The humidity and year-around temperature in Texas likely makes a central air unit your best choice. You do not want to find yourself melting into the depths of August. However, if you prefer to be energy efficient for personal reason, a heat pump may be what fits your lifestyle best.

Maintenance and check-ups are a part of both heat pumps and AC units. The choice comes down to you and your preference.

Texas temperatures are easy to gauge. Hot. But, in the end, the decision is solely yours.  We at GVEC Air Conditioning and Heating, South Central Texas, are here to provide you with the information you require to make your final decision. With over 40 years of experience, we work towards maintaining your equipment and a long-term professional relationship.

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