What’s the difference between a heat pump system and an air conditioning system and which one is right for you? Both of these HVAC systems have similarities and vast differences. For starters both systems use compressed refrigerant to gather heat from inside your home as air passes over the coil in the air handler and transfers it out side. Heat pumps and air conditioners essentially move heat from inside your home to an outdoor location, cooling the inside. From a cooling perspective heat pumps and air conditioners are essentially the same when operating in cooling mode, with no significant difference in operation, efficiency, or energy costs.
With proper maintenance and dedicated efforts of highly-skilled HVAC contractors, an aging air conditioner will slowly start to show its age. If your unit is nearing its life expectancy, you might want to consider a replacement as an alternative to costly repairs.
ENERGY STAR® heating and cooling products must be verified to save energy without surrendering features and functionality. The ENERGY STAR® program was introduced in 1992 and is applied to products in more than 70 categories.
When compared to the standard product model in the same category, ENERGY STAR® certified products:
- Have higher energy-efficiency ratings
- Cost less money to operate
- Are better for the environment
Between 1992 and 2014, “the little blue label has helped save more than $362 billion on utility bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2.4 billion metric tons.” Your home’s heating and cooling can account for up to 42% of your energy bill, purchasing ENERGY STAR® certified products to use less energy may help you keep more of your hard-earned dollars. Call the experts at US Air Conditioning and Heating to talk about your options and see which system is the best fit for your home. Save money cooling and heating your home!