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Why Consider a Heat Pump for Cooling?


These days, homeowners have a wide range of options when it comes to choosing a whole home air conditioning system. One system you may want to take a closer look at is a heat pump. The first thing to know about a heat pump system is that it doesn’t just cool your home, it can heat it, too, so this is something to keep in mind when reviewing the system. What are some other reasons to consider a heat pump to cool (and heat) your home in New City, NY? Let’s take a look.

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Heat pumps are one of the more versatile HVAC systems around because they can work with a number of systems and can be ducted or ductless. There are three main types of heat pumps: air-source, which is the most common, ground-source and water source. The latter two types are used with geothermal systems.

Energy Efficiency

Heat pumps work by transferring heat from one location to another, so they don’t generate either heating or cooling. This means that heat pumps don’t need to use any kind of fossil fuels to heat your home, and to accomplish both heating and cooling, the systems use 25-50% of the electricity that a whole home traditional AC uses.

Longer Lifespan

The average lifespan of a traditional air conditioner is 10-15 years; the average lifespan of a heat pump is 20-25 years. This is a significant amount of time when you are looking at potentially needing to replace a system at some point.

Gaining the benefits any whole house air conditioner has to offer relies heavily on expert installation, and this is where the AC specialists at Design Air Inc., come in. We’ve been installing and servicing heat pump systems for a number of years, and we can help you with your system. Call us today, and schedule an appointment with one of our experts.