Over the last several years, heat pumps have been growing in popularity in Southern California. Many of the homes in our area have been equipped with a furnace or a combination of a furnace and an air conditioner. So when it comes time to replace your heating and cooling system, it makes sense to look for a direct replacement of the same type of equipment. However, switching to a heat pump system offers a multitude of benefits that make it a splendid choice for SoCal homeowners.
What Exactly Is a Heat Pump for Residential Homes?
Heat pumps are a piece of HVAC equipment that uses electricity to provide both heat and air conditioning to a home.
Furnaces and air conditioners are single-process equipment. Furnaces provide heat, and air conditioners provide cooling. But a heat pump can do both, with a unique design of the refrigeration cycle that reverses depending on whether you need cooling or heating.
There are three types of heat pumps. The most common is an air-to-air heat pump, which looks a lot like an air conditioner. It has a similar exterior, but different components on the inside. The second type is a ductless mini-split heat pump. These heat pumps are much smaller and have extremely high efficiency. The last type is a geothermal heat pump. This type of heat pump uses the even temperatures of our earth to cool and heat the fluid in the HVAC system and then transfers that energy to your home, making it feel comfortable.
Why Should I Choose a Heat Pump System?
A heat pump is a fantastic option for the mild climate of Southern California and the San Fernando Valley. Some of the top benefits include:
- Heat pumps are a 2-in-1 system – we all love a product that pulls double duty. With a heat pump, you’ll have both heating and cooling with one less piece of equipment you need to worry about maintaining, repairing, or replacing.
- Heat pumps use electricity – By using electricity to heat and cool, you can significantly reduce your greenhouse gas emissions. Many local utility companies, like LADWP, offer lucrative rebates to homeowners to take part in electrification programs and replace your furnace with a heat pump.
- Heat pumps are energy-efficient – Speaking of energy, heat pumps use much less of it than conventional systems. Heat pumps are among the highest efficiency HVAC systems you can get! Besides being good for the environment, it’s also good for your wallet.
- Heat pumps use less space – For SoCal homeowners who haven’t installed air conditioning due to space constraints, a heat pump, especially a ductless system, could be the solution you’ve been looking for.
There are many more reasons heat pumps are a great fit for your home, but we can’t list them all here! Our team of heat pump experts can help evaluate your needs and discuss the specific benefits to you of upgrading your home comfort system to a heat pump system. We’ll also explain any available rebate promotions you may qualify for.
Which Homeowners Should Consider Heat Pumps?
Truly, a heat pump system is a good option for all SoCal homeowners. There are some people that should give heat pumps a closer look. Any homeowners that do not currently have air conditioning would really benefit from a heat pump. Also, anyone looking to replace their aging heater or AC should give a heat pump a thorough review. Finally, we know how important it is for homeowners in our community to be environmentally conscious. Since HVAC is a huge energy hog in homes, switching to a heat pump can be one of the most impactful eco choices you can make.
Canoga Park Heating & Air Conditioning are Heat Pump Experts
Schedule your free heat pump consultation with us today! As your local experts in all things heating and cooling, we can provide you with our professional opinion and help size your heat pump correctly. We have a friendly team that will provide service with a smile… without the high-pressure sales tactics. We treat all of our customers like family, which is why generations of families have trusted our team with their home comfort system. Contact us today and we’ll find you a perfect solution for your SoCal home!