Video – What Is a Heat Pump?

What is a heat pump?  A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside your home to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer the process reverses and it will remove heat from your home and transfer it outside similar to an air conditioner.

Homeowners in need of a new HVAC system, should consider the type of climate they live in before making the switch. Heat pumps are more common in milder climates, where the temperature does not typically drop below freezing. In colder regions, they can also be combined with furnaces for energy-efficient heating on all but the coldest days. When the temperature outside drops too low for the heat pump to operate effectively, the system will instead use the furnace to generate heat. This kind of system is often called a dual fuel system – it is very energy efficient and cost effective.

Are you looking to invest in a heat pump? You are not alone––many Americans are making the switch. There are many factors to consider when buying one. Why? For starters, heat pumps are generally more efficient than a traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. What is more, heat pumps offer both heating and cooling, so they are versatile.

At JMAC Plumbing and Air Conditioning, we want to help you make the best decision for your home’s needs. Our aim is for you to be satisfied with your heat pump for years to come. Give us a call today at 702-227-5622 so we can help you make an informed decision about your HVAC needs.