Long Beach enjoys one of the most pleasant winter seasons people can imagine in the U.S. Our combination of sun-filled Southern California temperatures with the cool coming off the ocean makes us the envy of many parts of the world. Yet a cool ocean breeze won’t solve all problems with keeping away the heat, and you’ll need air conditioning in Long Beach, CA to help you through many days of summer.
Or perhaps an air conditioner isn’t the best option. What about a heat pump? Despite the word “heat” in their name, heat pumps are dual function systems that act as both heaters and air conditioners. If you are planning in the near future (or now) to scrap your old heating system, you should consider replacing your heater and AC for a new heat pump.
Command A/C can help you find the right model and size of heat pump to make you comfortable all through the year. Call us to set up an appointment.
Advantages of a heat pump working as your air conditioner
Here is the critical thing to know about heat pumps: they are air conditioners. The only important difference is that a heat pump can change the direction it moves heat, but otherwise the process is exactly the same: refrigerant cycles through the indoor and outdoor unit, removing heat from the inside of your home to cool it down and then releasing the heat to the outdoors. In terms of performance, a heat pump has the same level of cooling power that an air conditioner of the same size has.
You won’t drain any extra power for a heat pump as an air conditioner, either. The only component required to create the heating mode is the reversing valve, which shifts the direction the refrigerant flows. The refrigerant will pass through the reversing valve no matter what mode it is in. You won’t have to worry about the heating mode at all during warm days.
Of course, the major benefit of a heat pump as an air conditioner is that you also have your needs for heat taken care of as well without needing requiring a separate system. Although the heating mode for a heat pump is less efficient than its cooling mode, it’s more than sufficient for a Southern California winter. A heat pump also uses less power than gas or electrical furnace, making it a bargain in our warmer climate.
Make sure a heat pump is right for you
You should always consult with HVAC experts before you decide on a new installation for a heat pump or air conditioning in Long Beach, CA. It requires the knowledge of skilled technicians to determine if your house is suited for a heat pump, and how large the heat pump should be. The technician will also need to do the installation work.
Command A/C has all the skills necessary to find and install the right heat pump for your comfort every month of the year.