One of the challenges faced by both homeowners and air conditioning, home furnace repair and installation technicians is finding a good, reliable unit. Ideally, this should be an HVAC system that strikes a balance between maintaining a reasonable level of comfort in your home and being as energy efficient as possible.
For homes in San Jose where the climate is relatively temperate, the best HVAC solution that meets all these criteria is a heat pump. Heat pumps function differently than traditional AC and heating systems. Here our experts at Cooper Bros show you how you can take advantage of this versatile cooling and heating solution.
What Is a Heat Pump?
If you’ve ever watched an AC repair technician take apart an air conditioner, then you probably understand somewhat how it works. Traditional HVAC systems cool or warm the air, then use blower fans to circulate this air throughout your home. Heat pumps function similarly, except instead of moving air, they move the heat itself from one place to another. This allows heat pumps to work as both a cooling and heating unit, depending on the season.
Are Heat Pumps More Effective?
It’s hard to say whether or not heat pumps are better than resistive heaters, regular heating and ACs. The answer depends on a number of factors, including the climate where your home is located. For areas with cold winters and hot summers, heat pumps cannot match the level of comfort a traditional HVAC system can provide. However, for homes in temperate climates like San Jose, the heating and cooling provided by heat pumps is more than enough to keep your home comfortable.
Should You Use a Heat Pump
Ultimately, the choice of whether you should get a heat pump isn’t up to your air conditioner repair technician–it’s up to you. However, experts recommend the overall versatility and energy efficiency of heat pumps for San Jose homes with moderate heating and cooling needs.
Find out if a heat pump is a good HVAC option for your home with the help of our professionals at Cooper Bros. Give us a call at (408) 649-2008 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate on heat pump installations today. We serve homeowners in San Jose and other nearby areas.