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What to Know When Considering a Heat Pump


Temperatures are mellowing out around here, giving us time to turn off our residential cooling systems and turn our attention to our heaters instead. Perhaps you’ve already schedule fall maintenance for your heater–that’s great if so!

But, what kind of shape is your air conditioner in? Sure, you might be done using it this season, but if it’s aging and/or was struggling through summer to keep you comfortable at an affordable price, then you may be considering an air conditioning replacement. You’d do well to consider a heat pump system installation! Read on to learn more.

How a Heat Pump Works

Heat pumps essentially work like traditional central air conditioners, which draw in hot air, put it through a refrigerant cycle, and return chilled air into your home. And just like a traditional AC system, a heat pump is comprised of two units–an outdoor and an indoor unit.

There’s one main difference between a heat pump and a traditional air conditioner, though. The refrigerant process in a heat pump can be reversed. This means that not only can a heat pump provide effective cooling, but efficient heating as well.

What kind of shape is your current heater in? Would it serve you to replace your air conditioner and furnace all in one go, with only one system? There are a number of advantages to doing so!

Why Should You Use a Heat Pump?

Because you’ll be able to rely on one system for your cooling and heating needs, for year-round comfort! This saves you not only space, but money as well.

Plus, heat pumps are highly efficient. In fact, they’re more energy-efficient than the majority of heating systems on the market! This is because instead of using power to generate heat, a heat pump transfers heat. With this, you’ll be paying far less on your energy bills.

In fact, it’s estimated that within just a few years of installation, a heat pump system can pay for itself by how much it saves on your utility bills.

There’s also convenience to consider! With the traditional central air conditioner or furnace configuration, you’ll be spending twice as much money to maintain both of those systems. You’ll have to account for maintenance and repair costs, as well. But with a heat pump, this is all in one system, and you only need to worry about keeping that singular system in good shape.

The more systems you add to the scenario, the more time and money you’ll spend to keep them operating as they should.

You can even take this a step further and invest in a ductless system, which uses heat pump technology. These systems involve an outdoor unit connected to up to 4 indoor air handlers, which can be mounted up on walls out of the way. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions you might have!

For professional heating and AC installation in Santa Fe, look no further than Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration. Contact us today!

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