Finding a new air conditioning system to replace your broken-down unit can prove to be a stressful experience. If you are not sure of what exactly you need, shopping around can be difficult. At Buehler Air Conditioning, we always recommend you seek the services of an HVAC professional before choosing a new unit, but in this guide, we’d like to help you narrow it down. A heat pump is an efficient, convenient, and durable air conditioning replacement that can serve your needs year-round with efficient cooling and heating capabilities.

Why Replace Your AC with a Heat Pump

Why replace one HVAC system with a more efficient, long-lasting alternative, when you can replace both at once? Replacing your heating system and your air conditioning system at the same time saves you time and a little extra on installation costs. Besides, is a separate heating system really necessary in a warmer climate such as Jacksonville’s? Heat pumps are more efficient than many other AC units and far more efficient than some traditional heating systems which generate heat because heat pumps only transfer heat from one area to another. These systems can also last for many, many years with proper care and maintenance.

How It Works

Curious about how your heat pump can both heat and cool your home? It’s actually all thanks to refrigeration—the process used primarily for air conditioning. While it is possible to generate heat, “cold” is not energy; it cannot be created. However, you can move heat out of a space in order to lower the temperature, which is the function of the refrigeration process.

Refrigerant, a chemical blend, typically moves from the outside unit of your AC system to the inside, where it absorbs heat from your home as refrigerant evaporates into a gas in the evaporator coil (which cools down as a result). Then it cycles back to the outside where the heat dissipates into the air at the condenser coil when refrigerant condenses—turns back into a liquid. A fan blowing over the evaporator brings the cool air into your home. In heating mode, the process simply reverses with the help of a few extra heat pump components. Heat is absorbed into the refrigerant from the outside air, and the refrigerant then cycles indoors to bring this heat into the home.

For more information, quality heat pump installation, and air conditioning replacement in Jacksonville, call the AC experts at Buehler Air Conditioning today.

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