This post will be about heat pumps so that homeowners can have more information about which air conditioning system to purchase when they are in the middle of a major air conditioning repair. Having the option to use a heat pump in Richardson Texas is mostly used for electric only houses. If you are in an electric only house and you are in need of a new outside unit a heat pump might just be for you. When you have cold Winters and high electric bills with an electric heater a heat pump would be able to reduce your utility cost in the winter.
A heat pump is a regular air conditioning system with a few extra parts. In normal operation the air conditioning unit allows cold freon to flow through the indoor unit and hot freon to flow through the outdoor unit. When the air conditioning system is running in regular air conditioning mode cold air is produced inside and hot air is produced outside. This is important because the heat from inside is absorbed from the freon and must be exhausted elsewhere. Putting the hot air outside in the summer time doesn’t bother anyone usually it is not in any place that it would make hotter.
When we start to talk about a heat pump system we are talkin about running the freon Loop backwards. Getting hot air inside and cold air outside. This benefits Us in the winter time when we want it hot inside and it is cold outside.
Getting your air conditioning system to run backwards essentially is not as easily done as said. The system requires parts and a small computer board to prevent the system from breaking itself. When running in heat mode it is still essential to have an electric heater. When the temperature is too cold outside the outside unit will freeze up when running heat mode. During the defrost cycle for the air conditioning unit the indoor electric heat system will run to continue the heating process. After a certain temperature the defrost cycle versus the electric heat running by itself does not way out. After this the electric heat takes over permanently.
Determining whether or not you need a heat pump will most likely depend upon how much money you spend in the winter time to heat the house. If you prefer your house to be warm and know for sure that your utility bills are high in the winter time then the heat pump might be your best option when you are in need of a new air conditioning system for your all electric home in Richardson
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