Indoor Air Quality
The common configuration for a home comfort system is an air conditioner and a furnace contained in a single cabinet with a blower fan. Although the two are housed in one location, they are completely different types of devices that operate on separate principles. A heat pump, on the other hand, is a single device that can provide a household with both heating and cooling. Not only that, but heat pumps are often more energy efficient as heating systems than conventional furnaces.
You may already have a heat pump delivering year-round comfort for your residence in Sugar Land. If so, then keep our number handy for whenever you need to have fast repairs or when it’s time to schedule regular maintenance. If you want a new heat pump installed, the team at Fresh Air, L.P. is ready to help out as well. We’ve been in the business of home comfort since 1971, and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
The HVAC professionals at Fresh Air, L.P. provide comprehensive heat pump services in Sugar Land, TX and the surrounding areas.
How Heat Pump Systems Both Heat and Cool a Home
Explaining a heat pump isn’t too complicated if you already understand how an air conditioning system works. An AC uses the movement of refrigerant between two sets of coils (one indoors and one outdoors) to transfer heat from the inside of a home and exhaust it to the outside, lowering the temperature of the air inside.
What a heat pump does is take this process and allow it to also work in reverse. A device called a reversing valve switches the direction the refrigerant flows. Now, instead of removing heat from a house, the heat pump removes heat from the outside and then exhausts it into the house. With only an adjustment on the thermostat, your heat pump can change from an AC to a heater, and vice versa.
Reasons to Consider Heat Pump Installation
An air conditioner/furnace combination is effective for home comfort in most cases. So why consider a heat pump? Here are a few reasons:
- Convenience: A heat pump collapses all your comfort needs into a single system that’s easier to service and maintain.
- Energy savings in heating mode: Compared to other heating systems—in particular electric furnaces—a heat pump consumes less energy. The reason is that a heat pump uses energy to move heat, rather than to create heat.
- Safety: If you have concerns about using natural gas to heat your home, a heat pump is an excellent alternative. Heat pump cabinets don’t even get warm when they’re in heating mode!
We Have Heat Pump Repair and Heat Pump Maintenance Services
Fresh Air, L.P. does more than install and replace heat pumps for households. We’re also ready to assist with the support services necessary to keep heat pumps in prime shape and working for many years so they can return their owners’ original investment. If you notice your heat pump isn’t work as well as it should, or if it’s time for a regular spring or fall inspection and tune–up, talk to our technicians and they’ll arrange for fast service.
We’ve earned the trust of many customers in our year in business, and we are dedicated to providing the best service using the finest tools and products. Call us today for service in Sugar Land and the Houston and Fort Bend areas.