Along with its beaches, palm trees, and sunshine, California is also known for its temperate winters. Beyond warm temperatures, though, the mild winter months in Herald also have another advantage: they provide a perfect climate for using a heat pump to heat your home. Understanding why your California home is a great candidate for a heat pump is the focus of this article.
What Is a Heat Pump?
A heat pump takes advantage of the fact that heat energy will always move from an area of higher concentration to lower concentration. The heat pump uses a compressor to ensure that the refrigerant inside the heat pump is colder than the outside air when the refrigerant is in the outdoor portion of the system. This allows the refrigerant to absorb heat energy from the outside air and transfer that energy into your home where it releases the energy into the air. The heat pump continues to move the refrigerant through the system until your home reaches the desired temperature.
Low Energy Costs
The best part about a heat pump is that it is a very efficient way to heat your home. Unlike the furnaces that Hawk Heating & Air Conditioning sometimes installs, a heat pump only has to use energy to move heat energy from one place to another instead of turning chemical energy into heat energy. Since there is almost always heat energy available in the air in California, this means that a heat pump can run efficiently all winter long, saving you a lot of money on energy costs.
Once the winter in California is over, you can still rely on your heat pump to keep your home comfortable. That’s because a heat pump acts as an air conditioner during the summer simply by reversing the flow of refrigerant. By ensuring that the refrigerant is cold when it’s inside your house instead of outside, the heat pump can remove heat from your home and expel it outside. Thus, you can use a single system to provide year-round comfort.
Keeping Your Home Comfortable
At Hawk Heating & Air Conditioning, our number one goal is making sure our customers are always comfortable. We repair air conditioners, install heat pumps, install smart thermostats, and much more. Our founding principles of integrity and professionalism are still in place today. That’s one big reason why our customers consistently leave us five-star reviews. To learn more about heat pumps, contact us at Hawk Heating & Air Conditioning. We provide heating, cooling, and indoor air quality services to Herald, CA residents.