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A heat pump can provide cold air in the winter

How a Heat Pump Cools in the Summer

A Heat Pump in the Summer?

If it’s time to replace your AC, consider a heat pump. Yes, a heat pump. As its name implies, a heat pump will heat your home during the winter, but did you know that a heat pump will also keep your home cool during the winter? A heat pump is a good investment because it’s a single unit; you don’t have to worry about maintaining both an AC and a furnace year-round. Heat pumps run on electricity, so you aren’t paying for natural gas or propane, which saves money and improves energy efficiency. Another benefit is that you can install a heat pump practically anywhere. You don’t need to retrofit your existing ductwork to accommodate one. Lastly, you may be eligible for tax incentives and manufacturers’ rebates if you switch to a heat pump.

How heat pumps work

In simplest terms, a heat pump transfers warm air. In the winter, cold air from outdoors is transferred by the heat pump where it passes through a coil that uses either a condenser for cooling or an evaporator for heating. Thus, the heat pump extracts cold air, allowing warm air to flow through your house or evaporates heat to provide cooling.

In the summertime, the process is reversed.

The heat pump draws warm air out of your house, leaving behind the cooler, drier air. The process is practically identical to how a traditional air conditioner works but consumes far less energy. Another benefit to using a heat pump during the summer is that it is highly effective in removing humidity; in fact, many heat pumps have a separate switch solely for that purpose.

Atlas Butler Installs Efficient Heat Pumps

If you are interested in learning more about how a heat pump can cool your house during the summer, contact Atlas Butler at 1-800-FURNACE to schedule an installation appointment. One of our HVAC specialists will meet with you to discuss your heating and cooling needs and recommend the best heat pump to keep you and your family comfortable through all four seasons.

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