Choosing Between Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

Choosing Between Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

Imagine turning on your AC on a hot summer day and finding that it does not work and you need to have it replaced. That would be frustrating, as well as expensive. But it would be a necessary expense.

When you have to replace your air-conditioning unit, you several options to choose from. A very popular and cost-effective option is a heat pump.

Don’t be fooled by the name though. While it does say “heat” in the name, it actually does more than provide heat to your home. A heat pump is a unit that can both heat and cool a home, with the system pulling out either warm air from the outside to heat up the inside of your home or from the inside to cool it down. This means you have a dual system that you can use all year-round. It is a very energy-efficient and cost-effective option for heating and cooling your home.

How to Choose Between These Two Options

Choosing between an AC system and a cost-effective heat pump is pretty easy. If you don’t have an efficient heating system in your home and you need a new cooling system, then a heat pump is a good idea for a budget-conscious homeowner. If you already have an efficient heating system in your home, choosing a heat pump is not necessary for you.

Another thing you need to consider when you are trying to pick between these two options is if you want a really cold home during the hot summer months. While a heat pump can cool your home considerably, it cannot give you the frigid air that an air-conditioning system can provide.

Bright Star Heating Can Help You Choose

If you are unsure whether you should have a new AC installation, or if a heat pump is best for your needs in the Boston, Middlesex and Suffolk County Areas, the seasoned pros at Bright Star Heating can help you make the right choice. We are a company that has been installing and maintaining AC units for more than 40 years, giving us a wealth of knowledge that can help you. We can assess your home and your needs, which can help us give you the right options for your home’s cooling and heating needs.

To find out what kind of unit is best for your home, simply contact us at 978-233-3656 today and schedule your free assessment and estimate.

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