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Solve Your Arizona Heating Problems with a Heat Pump


We’re no strangers to chilly winters here in Phoenix, AZ. You need a reliable heating system to keep your home warm when temperatures plummet. However, many homeowners don’t place as much importance on the heating aspect of their HVAC system as they do on air conditioning. 

This is understandable though. After all, the summer heat is brutal, and having a reliable AC system can literally mean the difference between life and death.

That’s why heat pumps have emerged as the absolute best system for climates such as ours. Heat pumps use air conditioning technology to cool your home down throughout the year but can also be switched to heating mode to effectively heat your home as well. Let’s go over why heat pump installation is the answer to your heating problems. 

What Is a Heat Pump?

When we say that a heat pump is like a central AC, it’s fairly accurate. Heat pumps use just about the same technology as air conditioners and rely on refrigerant for the cooling process. The main difference between the two is that a heat pump can reverse the flow of refrigerant to heat as well.

Heat pumps are also called “air source” heat pumps because they tap into the heat in the ambient air and use this to warm a home. As you can imagine, when temperatures are below freezing, some heat pumps struggle to provide heat because there’s not enough heat in the air. That’s not something we need to worry about here in Phoenix. 

Why Is a Heat Pump Ideal for Arizona?

As mentioned above, heat pumps are ideal for Arizona because they essentially work like air conditioners. You won’t have to worry about it not being able to handle the heat. You also can rest assured knowing it won’t struggle to heat your home in the winter because temperatures don’t get low enough for that to be an issue.

Heat pumps with inverter technology are also available to tackle extreme summer temperatures. A heat pump with an inverter means that it can modulate its temperature. Unlike a traditional central AC that only has “on” and “off” modes, a heat pump (and air conditioners) with inverter technology have multiple settings, allowing them to modulate their temperature and work at a lower power setting as needed. This is why they’re also called modulating heat pumps.

If you choose a mini split system, these are heat pumps that don’t rely on ductwork. Because they don’t require ducts, you can get an air handler mounted in each room of your home. This will help cut unnecessary cooling power.
For example, if you work from home and have a home office, you can choose to just cool down your home office. This is much better than a central AC or a ducted heat pump because instead of cooling down the entire home, you can just cool down one room. 

Contact the team at AZ Perfect Comfort for heat pump installation in Phoenix, AZ and Feel the Comfort You’ve Been Missing.

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