Here in California, our winter weather is decidedly more mild than in other areas of the country. Indeed, we rely upon on our air conditioning systems more than we do our heaters, as far as run time goes. None of this is to say, though, that you do not have to concern yourself with your home heating system. It is still of the utmost importance that you are able to heat your home effectively when the temperature drops below comfortable levels, and we are here to ensure that this is the case. One great heating option for you to consider is the use of a heat pump in Clovis, CA. Contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning if you think that a heat pump is right for you.
Heat pumps do not generate heat. They don’t combust fuels, nor do the rely upon electric resistance heat generation. Instead, they make use of existing heat that is readily available in the air outside. The refrigerant in the system draws this heat out of the air, and it is then further compressed in order to boost its heat further. The resulting heat is then used to heat air for distribution around the house.
A major selling point of the heat pump is the aforementioned efficiency with which these systems are able to work. However, the fact that they are able to reverse their operation, meaning that they can double as ACs in the summer, really sweetens the pot for many homeowners. When the weather heats up, the heat pump can act just like an AC, pumping heat out of your home and recirculating cooled air throughout.
They’re Well-Suited to Our Climate
As mentioned above, our winter weather is not really extreme. With that in mind, the heat pump is a great option to consider in this area. We don’t have to worry about sub-zero temperatures proving too much for our heat pumps to handle, as they may in other areas of the country (though modern heat pumps are more and more effective, even in very cold climates).