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December 22, 2015

At Winkelman, we hear this question all the time: What makes heat pumps different from a conventional HVAC system? Everyone is looking to get the best bang for their buck when it comes to an HVAC system, and heat pumps may just be the ideal solution for your needs. Here are a few reasons why a heat pump is just what property owners in Dumas, Texas, need for their homes or businesses.

What is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump works a lot like a refrigerator, which uses electricity to move heat out of the unit, allowing cooler air to take its place. A heat pump, rather than generating heat as a conventional heating system would, moves warm air either out of your home or business (in the case of summertime), or takes warm air from the outside (in the winter).

There are multiple kinds of heat pumps. The most common type is air-sourced, which draws directly from the air and provides up to three times more heat than the electricity it consumes. You can also find heat pumps that draw heat from nearby ground and water.

Efficiency

Whether you’re working to provide for a family or are running a business, you already have plenty of things to spend your money on. Peak season electricity bills should be the least of your concerns. Since a heat pump draws from existing heat (rather than generating its own like a conventional system would), it ends up even cutting your electricity bill by reducing the amount of electricity you would conventionally use for heating by up to 40%.

Not only is your electrical bill cut, but since you only have to worry about one system rather than separate heating and cooling systems, you end up spending about a quarter of the cost to run separate systems for the same amount of comfort. During the relatively mild Texas winters, the efficiency produced by a heat pump system is hard to beat.

It never hurts to make the most of every dollar, and a heat pump is probably just what your home (or business) needs. If you have more questions about heat pumps or other HVAC services, contact us online or give us a call at 806-553-4698.

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